May 8, 1977: King Of The Castle

King_Of_The_Castle-1977King of the Castle is a British children’s television serial made by HTV for ITV in 1977.

Written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, the series is a surreal tale centred on a lonely young boy, Roland Wright, who lives unhappily in a council flat with his father Ron and stepmother June. Escaping from a gang of local bullies in a malfunctioning lift, Roland finds himself transported to a strange fantasy environment where people and places are twisted variations of those he sees in his real life.TV-UK-05-08-1977

Philip Da Costa (pictured) starred as Roland, while other prominent roles were played by Talfryn Thomas (Dad’s Army), Fulton Mackay (Porridge), Milton Johns and Angela Richards (Secret Army). [Wikipedia]

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