(Syndicated, 1964) A series produced in England for one season (1963 - 1964) and syndicated in the United States the following year; It was made by the same production company that produced "The Avengers"; Besides the unusual title, the series had unusual production values including interesting photographic techniques for early 1960's television; In one famous episode, a young Joan Collins (who was to go on to fame via her role in the U.S. series "Dynasty" years later) stripped all her clothes off in a London subway station because of her character's psychiatric disorder; This series presented imaginative stories exploring the bizarre side of human behavior; however, the success of "The Avengers" reportedly produced an unusual dilemma for these producers: apparently they didn't have enough production resources or experience to be able to handle two complex series at the same time, so they alledgedly dropped this one to focus their efforts on making "The Avengers" a hit; Since "The Avengers" spawned multiple-seasons and even a second version, who can say the producers made the wrong business decision? Artistically though, one might have wished for more episodes of this original series... Herbert Lom played the lead role of Dr. Roger Corder, and Michael Johnson played Dr. Jimmy Davis.
Composer: Bernard Ebbinghouse (PRS, affil. ASCAP/BMI) [John Barry, who went on to score the James Bond films, recorded the stark early jazz-rock style THEME version used on the air; and it was released commercially as well] Original Publisher: Warner Bro.-Seven Arts Ltd. (ASCAP) 2005 Publisher: Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP) ΚΚΚΚ (Warner Bros. Music Division) ΚΚΚΚ div. of Warner-Chappell Music, Inc. c/o MCA Music New York, NY; U.S. Copyright Date: U.S. Renewal Date: Recordings: on CD: "UltraLounge: Vol. 13 - TV Town (Prime-Time Tunes from The Tube)" Capitol CD (1997) CDP 7248 8 53409 2 5