Shades of Greene (1975)

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The short stories of prolific British author Graham Greene were grist for the mill in this weekly British anthology. Shades of Greene featured some of the best character actors in the United Kingdom, all of whom seemed thrilled at playing full leads rather than their usual supporting roles. Among the noteworthy writers who adapted the 19 stories for television were John Mortimer, William Trevor, and Clive Exton. Individual titles included "When Greek Meets Greek," "Cheap in August," "The Root of All Evil," and "A Little Place Off the Edgeware Road." Telecast variously in a 25-minute and 50-minute format, Shades of Greene was presented by Thames Television from 1975 to 1976.