Live Now Pay Later (1962) Rare Still – Ian Hendry + Nyree Dawn Porter

Picture above: Ian Hendry + Nyree Dawn Porter – Live Now Pay Later (1962)

Ian Hendry and Nyree Dawn Porter worked together on several occasions including an early episode of The Avengers entitled “Death on The Slipway” (1961), the film Live Now Pay Later (1962) and finally in the series For Maddie With Love (1980/ 1981)

Porter played the title role in the 26-part daytime serial For Maddie With Love, as a woman with only a few months left to live. Ian Hendry played her screen husband – Malcolm. The programme ran for two series, in 1980 and 1981 and had viewing figures of ten million – not bad for a lunchtime soap.

The cast of For Maddie With Love also included Robert Lang – with whom Ian had starred with previously as his gay serial killing hairdresser husband (!) in Dial M For Murder in 1974 – and Colin Baker, perhaps best known as Paul Merroney in The Brothers from 1974 to 1976 and as the sixth incarnation of The Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986.

Gabriel devotes an important chapter to this series in his biography on Ian, and includes a lot of detail provided by interviews with cast members, crew and press interviews.

Cast – Live Now Pay later (1962)

Ian Hendry Albert Argyle
June Ritchie Treasure
John Gregson Callendar
Liz Fraser Joyce Corby
Geoffrey Keen Reggie Corby
Ronald Howard Cedric Mason
Judith Furse Mrs Ackroyd
Nyree Dawn Porter Marjorie Mason

Jay Lewis Director
Jack Hildyard Director Of Photography
Jack Trevor Story Screenwriter
Jack Hanbury Producer
Roger Cherrill Editor

Until next time

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read:  ‘Send in the Clowns – The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry’ by Gabriel Hershman

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