Theatre 625 (1964–1968)
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Unman, Wittering and Zigo 

John Ebony begins a new career as a schoolteacher - and begins to suspect certain of his pupils of murder.


Donald McWhinnie


Giles Cooper


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Blythe ... John Ebony
John Sharp ... Cary Farthingale
Peter Howell ... Headmaster
Tamara Hinchco Tamara Hinchco ... Nadia
Noel Davis Noel Davis ... Mr. Winstanley
Ann Way ... Mrs. Winstanley
Norman Wynne Norman Wynne ... Inspector
Jeremy Ranchev Jeremy Ranchev ... Aggeridge
Roger Shepherd Roger Shepherd ... Ankerton
Robert Dodson Robert Dodson ... Borby
Roger Bradley Roger Bradley ... Bungabine
Michael Wennink Michael Wennink ... Cloistermouth
Christopher Witty Christopher Witty ... Cuthbun
Dane Howell Dane Howell ... Hogg
Hywel Bennett ... Lipstrob


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John Ebony begins a new career as a schoolteacher - and begins to suspect certain of his pupils of murder.

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This was a television version of a famous radio play of several years earlier, which was also turned into a film for the cinema several years later (after the death of original author Giles Cooper). See more »


Version of Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971) See more »

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A dark introduction to English public schools
7 February 2001 | by steve_bushSee all my reviews

Growing up in the sixties, this is possibly the first movie I ever saw on TV that I shouldn't have. My parents were out so I switched between the two channels and landed on a weird public school where the kids were all manic, (apart of course from Zigo, who I think was dead) and a fresh faced young teacher who wanted to help but ended up being persecuted. It was a black look at mob rule, failing education and fear of the unknown. The grainy B&W served to heighten the mystery, and the ending solved nothing. It's only peer was 'If' although UW&Z didn't have the soundtrack or big names to compete. If it was an attack on "State versus Private" education in UK, only some of the message got through. If however it was a familiar situation in unfamiliar circumstances, aiming to unsettle and even horify, it was a resounding success.

The title comes from the last three names on the classroom register. It was made into a Cinema film in 1971.

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9 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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