Two married strangers meet by chance in a railway station waiting room, and their paths later cross many times until the pair become friends and their meetings a fixed arrangement.
While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.
A TV personality becomes Tory candidate at a by-election.
Episodes from the work of child welfare officers.
An architect’s teenage daughter goes to the dogs.
Assorted army personnel vie in an extended initiative test.
An executive’s affair with a young woman at work goes wrong when he hires a hotel room for a lunchtime meeting.
A small town gets dragged out into space, and the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all.
After 15 years in prison, a gang of inept bank robbers discover that the hollow tree in which they hid their loot now stands in the yard of a new police station.
A cold but beautiful American woman in Spain falls for a mystery man who turns out to be a ghostly sea captain; she dies so as to be with him.
A pilot wakes up in a strange hotel, discovers he is the chief suspect for the murder of a former member of his squadron, and begins his own investigation.
Four war-time performers known for their concert parties reunite and form a successful nightclub act.
A taxi driver rescues his girl from the white slave business.
During World War II, an American private is asked to impersonate a British intelligence officer.
In Germany after World War I, an ambitious and skilful pilot causes the death of his comrades and steals the wife of his High Command superior, who eventually finds a means of revenge.
An attractive new mistress causes havoc at a Boys’ school.
The hope of the Stuarts returns from exile but is eventually forced to flee again.
The boffins who invented radar find themselves in a little war action of their own.
World War II tugboat skippers, about to embark on dangerous missions, pass on the key to an apartment and a girl to go with it.
A wandering gunfighter defends the inhabitants of a fort against Indian attack.
A boat-building father and son join the River Patrol service.
A soldier returns from the Far East after the war and he and his wife have to adjust to life at home.
Following Quartet, three more stories from Somerset Maugham: The Verger, Mr Knowall, and Sanitorium.
At an unruly and bankrupt school for girls, more time is spent backing horses than studying subjects, and the headmistress’s bookmaker brother has a scheme or two of his own.
A Soho agent turns a nondescript teenage singer into an international star.