Play for Today (TV Series 1970–1984)

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Play for Today (TV Series 1970–1984)

This show was a British television anthology drama series. It was produced by the BBC, and it was transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. During this period, more than three hundred different episodes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were broadcast. Each episode was between fifty minutes and one hour and forty minutes in duration. Some of these plays, for example, Rumpole of the Bailey, subsequently became a television series.
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Creators
Creator Barry Davis
Creator Alan Clarke
Creator Rhys Adrian
Creator Jim Allen
Information
Release Date1970-10-15
Runtime1h 15mins
GenreComedy, Drama
Content Rating
Awards16 wins & 16 nominations.
CompanyBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
Beverly / ... 8 episodes, 1973-1981
Fulton / ... 9 episodes, 1971-1981
Alderman / ... 8 episodes, 1972-1981
Andy Saville / ... 8 episodes, 1975-1984
Elfie / ... 7 episodes, 1973-1980
Blake / ... 7 episodes, 1975-1984
Detective Constable / ... 7 episodes, 1971-1981
Bernard Blincoe / ... 7 episodes, 1973-1981
Alf / ... 6 episodes, 1970-1982
Arthur / ... 6 episodes, 1974-1982
Client / ... 6 episodes, 1971-1983
Bernard Gallagher
Bernard Gallagher
Faulkner / ... 6 episodes, 1973-1984
Matron / ... 6 episodes, 1970-1979
Andy / ... 6 episodes, 1973-1981
Rosemary Martin
Rosemary Martin
Alison / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1982
Annabel / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1981
Grandfather / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1981
Colin Pasmore / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1980
Ben Packman / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1980
Clifford Kershaw
Clifford Kershaw
1st Man in teabar / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1977
Dancer Dunnichy / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1980
7:84 Company - McChuckemup / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1981
Art / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1974
Joan / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1978
Roger Booth
Roger Booth
Father George / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1982
Bill Rochester / ... 5 episodes, 1975-1981
Myles Hoyle
Myles Hoyle
Det. Sgt. Jennings / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1976
Doctor / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1980
Betsie Hawkins / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1982
ATS Sergeant / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1980
Linda Beckett
Linda Beckett
Client's Wife / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1982
Joan Fitzpatrick
Joan Fitzpatrick
Auntie Jessie / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1980
Electricity man / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1979
At the Garage / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1979
Bricklayer / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1975
Peter Russell
Peter Russell
Councillor / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1982
Jeanne Doree
Jeanne Doree
Joan / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1982
Ted Beyer
Ted Beyer
Harry / ... 5 episodes, 1977-1982
Dr. Pearce / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1981
Cynthia Nicholls / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1981
Gerry Broadbent / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1982
Father / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1982
Derek / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1984
Granny / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1980
Chas Airlie / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1979
Ann / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1982
Robert Putt
Robert Putt
Caretaker / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1984
Helena McCarthy
Helena McCarthy
Barmaid / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1982
Audrey / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1978
Jock / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1984
2nd Youth / ... 5 episodes, 1977-1980
Julia McCarthy
Julia McCarthy
Corner Shop Manageress / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1983
Pat Wallis
Pat Wallis
Barmaid / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1982
Ann / ... 5 episodes, 1975-1980
Detective / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1984
Bookmaker / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1980
Barbara / ... 5 episodes, 1973-1984
Councillor Conway / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1978
Julie May
Julie May
Annie Jones / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1982
Monagh / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1982
Dennis Turner / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1983
Eddie / ... 5 episodes, 1975-1983
House Master / ... 5 episodes, 1975-1981
B Special Sergeant / ... 5 episodes, 1972-1984
Brenda / ... 5 episodes, 1971-1981
Brinson / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1983
Dr. Barbara Moore / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1980
Fran / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1975
Ern / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1980
Aunty Kitty / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1982
Susan Littler
Susan Littler
Carol McLain / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1981
Captain Wigmore / ... 4 episodes, 1979-1983
Dr. Rose Dane / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1981
Canon Capper / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1978
Alfred Budd MP / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1972
'Junius' / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1983
David / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1980
Bernie / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1978
Betty Hardy
Betty Hardy
Alec's mother / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1980
Chief Superintendent / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1976
Alice Duckworth / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1982
Arthur Rothwell / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1981
Dr. Nethersole / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1980
Hugh Thomas
Hugh Thomas
Castle / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1982
Audrey / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1980
Catherine Gibson
Catherine Gibson
Gracie MacMurtrey / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1982
Gaylie Runciman
Gaylie Runciman
Belinda / ... 4 episodes, 1979-1982
1st Headmaster / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1981
Detective / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1980
Jean Leppard
Jean Leppard
Amy / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1980
Committee chairman / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1979
Kate Binchy
Kate Binchy
Betty Bates / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1978
Connie / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1980
Inspector Fazil / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1977
Admiral Jack Tovey / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1981
Christine Durham / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1981
Bill / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1979
Charles Kearney
Charles Kearney
Drunk / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1982
Clerk / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1980
Billy Crane / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1974
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Dod Menzies / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1978
Duggie Brown
Duggie Brown
Geoff Carter / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1977
Nula Conwell
Nula Conwell
Carol / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1980
Annie Hayes
Annie Hayes
Liz / ... 4 episodes, 1978-1980
Stan Richards
Stan Richards
Albert / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1980
Caroline Jennings / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1979
Alan Starkey
Alan Starkey
Edgar / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1982
Eileen Helsby
Eileen Helsby
2nd Lady / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1981
Terry Cavers
Terry Cavers
Ag Grant / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1979
Alan Foss
Alan Foss
Desk sergeant / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1978
Chris Green / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1978
Soo / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1982
Chief Executive / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1981
Victor Langley
Victor Langley
Member of public / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1975
Elizabeth Dawn
Elizabeth Dawn
Canteen Lady / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1975
Fred Gaunt
Fred Gaunt
2nd Social Services Committee Member / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1978
7:84 Company - Lord Vat / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1977
George Belbin
George Belbin
Chairman, at Public Hearing / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1972
Stewart Harwood
Stewart Harwood
Cab Driver / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1984
Gwen Harris
Gwen Harris
2nd Member of Jubilee Committee / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1978
Chief Constable James McBride / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1981
Abel Broom / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1984
Father Borrelli / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1978
Bernard / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1984
Arne / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1984
Gerry Slevin
Gerry Slevin
Colin Hawkins / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1982
Ainé Gorman
Ainé Gorman
Maureen / ... 4 episodes, 1982-1984
Ethel / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1981
Commodore Londonderry / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1983
Det. Con Newman / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1984
Anne / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1984
George / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1984
Alec Webster / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1976
Ron Delta
Ron Delta
Davidson / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1982
Herbert Norville
Herbert Norville
Elwyn / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1983
Chairman / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1981
Terence Davies
Terence Davies
Buchan / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1980
David Neville
David Neville
Biyd-Hodge / ... 4 episodes, 1978-1981
1st Driver / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1982
Arthur / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1978
Jumoke Debayo
Jumoke Debayo
Evelyn / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1977
Barman / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1984
Ashford / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1981
Clergyman / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1981
Counsel, at Public Hearing / ... 4 episodes, 1970-1981
Mate / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1979
Peter Davidson
Peter Davidson
Gardener / ... 4 episodes, 1978-1979
Augustias / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1979
Caretaker / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1979
June Ellis
June Ellis
Joyce / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1984
John Curless
John Curless
Denis / ... 4 episodes, 1978-1980
Raymond Mason
Raymond Mason
Anaesthetist / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1982
Alfie / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1978
Dubliner / ... 4 episodes, 1974-1984
Penny Smith
Penny Smith
ATS Girl / ... 4 episodes, 1979-1982
Drew - Celia / ... 4 episodes, 1971-1984
James Kennedy
James Kennedy
Bill / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1979
Michael Duffy
Michael Duffy
Barman / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1984
Gerry Muddiman / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1983
Alan Berry / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1979
Andrew Firth / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1981
Clive / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1980
Cardinal Volponi / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1979
Eddie Ritchie / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1981
Mrs. Champing / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Anna Seaton / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Billy Martin 3 episodes, 1982-1984
Alice Stocker / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1976
Dominick Hide / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1982
First docker / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1978
Charles / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Kate Dawson / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Norman Martin 3 episodes, 1982-1984
Lorna Martin / ... 3 episodes, 1982-1984
Albert / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1973
Celia's Mother / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1982
Douglas Livingstone
Douglas Livingstone
Abe 3 episodes, 1972-1974
Eddie Waters / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1979
Caleb Line / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Florrie / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1980
Daniel / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1977
Arthur Baird / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Eddie / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1981
Ann / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1977
Marjorie / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Max / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1976
Ex-W / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1981
Marie / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1977
Sara Clee
Sara Clee
Emma Berry / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1983
April Cotton / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1981
Detective Superintendent Langton / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1979
Blake / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1974
Detective Sergeant Baxter / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
Counsel / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1980
Tracey Lynch
Tracey Lynch
Ann / ... 3 episodes, 1982-1984
Mrs. Cawser / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1973
Albert / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1981
Fletcher - Headmaster / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1982
Billy / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1981
Det. Sgt. Farmer / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1977
Jane / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Arthur Palmer / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1981
Dick / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1980
Morag / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Cynthia Nicholls / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1981
Nikolay Tashkov / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1982
Kath Storey / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1982
Angela / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1979
Sasha Mitchell
Sasha Mitchell
Marie / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Julia Branston / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1979
Godfrey James
Godfrey James
Len / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1982
Josie Lane
Josie Lane
Annie / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1980
Derek Smith
Derek Smith
Arthur Hammond / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Bella Jean Bews - The Whaler's Return / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1979
Constantia / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Harry / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1981
Sid Morton / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Reader, Kuznetsov's 'Prison Diaries' / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Father - Mr. Rainbird / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1982
James / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1975
John Price
John Price
Bob Clifton / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
John Malcolm
John Malcolm
Dr. Canning / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1976
Airport worker / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1981
Joe / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1982
Mrs. Vigo / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1977
Janette Foggo
Janette Foggo
Eileen / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Catherine / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1980
Andrew Byatt
Andrew Byatt
Duncan / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1978
Anand / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1981
Bomb Expert / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1982
First Lord A.V. Alexander / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1981
Andrews / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1977
Jean Rimmer
Jean Rimmer
Dorothy Adams / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1977
Abercrombie / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Lady Crouchurst / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1979
Quizmaster / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Mum / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1976
Uncle Andy / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1984
Shirley / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1983
Diana / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1979
Frank McGrath / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1981
Mackaness / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Ian 3 episodes, 1982-1984
Charles Bolton
Charles Bolton
Peter / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1980
Frank / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1978
Peter Wallis
Peter Wallis
Fred Packer / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1975
John Joyce
John Joyce
Barman / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1984
Mrs. Chancer / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1980
Chas / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1980
Johnny Shannon
Johnny Shannon
Gambler / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1980
Leonard Maguire
Leonard Maguire
Alex Freer / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1980
Barbara Laurenson
Barbara Laurenson
Fiona's friend / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
Larry Summers / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1977
Dennis Saunders / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1976
Dolores / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1980
Cazza / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1981
Rita / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1979
Johnny / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
Evans Gordon MP / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
John Hewitt
John Hewitt
John Fletcher 3 episodes, 1982-1984
Jim Byars
Jim Byars
John Sutton / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1982
Cleaner / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1973
Joan / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1975
Richard Ireson
Richard Ireson
Dr. Mount / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1976
Joshua Le Touzel
Joshua Le Touzel
David Elkinson / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1981
Floella Benjamin
Floella Benjamin
Marie-Louise / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1979
Gurjeet Singh Khera / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1978
Kathy / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1977
Bert Oxley
Bert Oxley
Phil Beatson / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Bus conductor / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1980
Arnie / ... 3 episodes, 1981-1982
Robin Wentworth
Robin Wentworth
Dr. Mayne / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1976
Agnes / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1975
Alfred / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1983
Ashby / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1980
Gerard Ryder
Gerard Ryder
Clive Bates / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1982
Bill Bailey / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1981
Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson
June Boyd / ... 3 episodes, 1981-1983
Willie Joss
Willie Joss
Gillespie / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1979
Glamorgan Sgt. / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Tim Seely
Tim Seely
Andrew Oliphant, Father / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
Deskman / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1980
Christopher Coll
Christopher Coll
Interviewer / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1982
Second Accused's Father / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1984
Jimmy Coleman
Jimmy Coleman
1st gatecrasher / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1979
Ralph Lawton
Ralph Lawton
Cortina / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1982
Graham Weston
Graham Weston
1st Worker / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1982
Niall Padden
Niall Padden
Graham / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1977
Lawyer's wife / ... 3 episodes, 1981-1984
James Macleod / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1971
Mr. Patel / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
Colin Cunningham
Colin Cunningham
Gordon / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1980
Harry Davis
Harry Davis
Alf / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1974
Karen Craig
Karen Craig
Aeroflot Lady / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
John Mulcahy
John Mulcahy
Alf / ... 3 episodes, 1980
Kevin Collins
Kevin Collins
Grandfather / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1975
Michael Malone
Michael Malone
Fourth youth / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1982
Mr. Chancer / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1980
Peter Adair
Peter Adair
Cortina driver / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1981
Elaine Mitchell
Elaine Mitchell
Miss Haskins / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1974
Jean / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1982
Jacob Witkin
Jacob Witkin
Commissioner / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1982
Alex Marshall
Alex Marshall
Girl at Party / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1973
Kim Taylforth
Kim Taylforth
Nina / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1981
Alex Robinson
Alex Robinson
Customer / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Chris Gannon
Chris Gannon
Dubliner / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1977
Andrew Downie
Andrew Downie
Dr. Wilson - Celia / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1980
Beggar / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1978
Duty Clerk / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1980
Billy Riddoch
Billy Riddoch
At the Pub / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1979
Chairman of Planning Committee / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Bill Denniston
Bill Denniston
Darts player / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Joan Peters
Joan Peters
1st Social Services Committee Member / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1978
Sam Mansary
Sam Mansary
Customer / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1975
Bill Moores
Bill Moores
Arthur / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1981
Market Woman / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Katy Gardiner
Katy Gardiner
Couple in Close / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1980
Arthur / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1984
Farley-Smythe / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Frank / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1984
Herbert Griffith / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1977
Bill - A Time to Keep / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1976
Alexander Kutsov / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
Maureen Pryor
Maureen Pryor
Bar person / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1976
Mavis Martin / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1984
Cynthia / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1983
Blakeney / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1979
Mr. King / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1984
Alan / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1981
Bill / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1982
Examining judge / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1980
Jimmy Walker / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1984
Alfred / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1979
John Arnott / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1981
Janet Martin / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1982
Nicky / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1980
Stan Stennett
Stan Stennett
Big Ben / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1979
Colonel in Cell / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
David / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1982
Dad / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1981
Denyse Alexander
Denyse Alexander
Housewife / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1980
Bruce / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1979
Singer / ... 3 episodes, 1980
Assistant governor / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1984
Ben / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1979
Timothy Davies
Timothy Davies
George / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1983
John / ... 3 episodes, 1981-1984
Dennis / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1981
Donald Wiley / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1981
Walter Dalby
Walter Dalby
Labour councillor / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Max Hafler
Max Hafler
Army recruit / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1981
Leonard Fenton
Leonard Fenton
Hostage / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1981
Arwen Holm
Arwen Holm
Arlene / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1983
Doctor / ... 3 episodes, 1981-1983
Doctor / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1984
Dr. Lacey / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1984
Roddy McMillan
Roddy McMillan
Bob Darnley / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1976
Greta / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1979
Ellis / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Veronique Choolhun
Veronique Choolhun
Amrit / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1981
David Pond / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1979
Rose Hill
Rose Hill
Alice / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1983
Jeillo Edwards
Jeillo Edwards
Lucy / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1980
Bushman / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1984
Eileen / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1982
Hal Jeayes
Hal Jeayes
Engineer / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1981
Czech man / ... 3 episodes, 1981-1982
Supervisor at Home / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1982
Lucita Lijertwood
Lucita Lijertwood
Mrs. Azakwale / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1982
Terry Cowling
Terry Cowling
Corporal / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1981
Paul 3 episodes, 1973-1983
Harry Markham
Harry Markham
Charlie / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1979
Jill / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1982
Gillian Martell
Gillian Martell
Mrs. Porter / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
Diana Bishop
Diana Bishop
Jackie / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1977
Caroline Holdaway
Caroline Holdaway
Brenda's daughter / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1981
Geoffrey Matthews
Geoffrey Matthews
David / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1973
Denys Hawthorne
Denys Hawthorne
Archie Heron / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1984
Elizabeth Bradley
Elizabeth Bradley
Mum / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1981
2nd MP / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1983
Terry Pearson
Terry Pearson
Diner at banquet / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Kathleen Heath
Kathleen Heath
Audience Member / ... 1 episode, 1970
Esmond Webb
Esmond Webb
Court attendant / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1978
Elizabeth Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1974
Alexander Tashkov / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1974
Horace Rumpole / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Richard Elkinson 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Charles / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Camilla / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1984
Jean / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1975
Anna Firth / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Bredda Ordinance / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Bill Huntley / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Janet Morton / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Bunny / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Jack Broome / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1981
Bobby Knutt
Bobby Knutt
Sid Storey 2 episodes, 1977
Inspector Anthony Arrowsmith / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1982
Roland Jeffries / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Jean / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Henry Hunter / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1977
Angela / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Mr. Richardson / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Herbert Ramskill
Herbert Ramskill
Harry Lenton / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Reginald Stewart
Reginald Stewart
Ches / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Bertram / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Jane Elkinson 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Jan / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Robert / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1984
Josie / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
George Harley - England 1980 / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Doran / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
Harry / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Sinclair / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1983
Marjorie Berry / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1979
Mrs Kay / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
John Grieve
John Grieve
MacDougall / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Headmaster / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Head Maltster - 'Audience' / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Frederick Bennett
Frederick Bennett
Bert Nichols / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Anne Kristen
Anne Kristen
Ella Burns / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Billy McColl
Billy McColl
John Duncan / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Anne / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1980
Mr. Stourton / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1975
Gillian Otway / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1977
Nicholas Calvert / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1983
Austin Melcroft / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1981
Alison Key
Alison Key
Alice Tashkov / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1980
Benny / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Higby / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Jody / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Paul Chappell
Paul Chappell
Tony Storey 2 episodes, 1977
Jean / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Iain Lauchlan
Iain Lauchlan
Alastair / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Pippa Guard
Pippa Guard
Ava 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Derek / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Heather Canning
Heather Canning
Louise / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Lori Wells
Lori Wells
Sadie / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Mokwe / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Coral Atkins
Coral Atkins
Carrie / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Makoto / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Angela / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Claire / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Deb / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Henry / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1984
Lorrimer / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1980
Christopher Hudson / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
Ella Milne
Ella Milne
Edie Branch / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Helen Childers / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Jo / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Chalcott-Bentinck / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1982
Gethin Price / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Gerry / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Diana Davies
Diana Davies
Bernie / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1982
Jayne Waddington
Jayne Waddington
Janet Storey 2 episodes, 1977
DC Denis Deacey / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Joanna Trout / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1981
Christian Harvey / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
Arthur Banks / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1981
David Maxwell / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Harry Perlman / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Cyril Benson / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Rosalind Adams
Rosalind Adams
Jill / ... 2 episodes, 1976
P.G. Stephens
P.G. Stephens
Finian McLaughlin / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Joe McPartland
Joe McPartland
Dad / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Captain John Truman / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Mathews / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Aaron / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Lysandre De La Haye
Lysandre De La Haye
Susie / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1980
Bert King
Bert King
Bert / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Alan Hopkins / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
Colin Higgins
Colin Higgins
Jim / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Cullin / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1982
Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Tony / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
John Byron
John Byron
George / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Jan Waters
Jan Waters
Sarah 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Ben Good / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Feminist speaker / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1982
Stephen Bill
Stephen Bill
Finger / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Tim Stern
Tim Stern
Laurence / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Haydn Conway
Haydn Conway
Mark Storey 2 episodes, 1977
Sheila Grant
Sheila Grant
Irene / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1983
Mrs. Alexander / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Lady Chatterley / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Arthur Lovegrove
Arthur Lovegrove
Bill Withey / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1980
Joan Ann Maynard
Joan Ann Maynard
Beth / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1980
First policeman at Southend / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1977
Frankie Jordan
Frankie Jordan
Madge / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1982
Emma Elkinson 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Harriet Reynolds
Harriet Reynolds
Cath Cowper / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Charlie Harris / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Defence Counsel / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Bruce Wingfield / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1983
Lise Ann McLaughlin
Lise Ann McLaughlin
Kathleen / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Great Aunt Mavis 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Christine Reynolds / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1982
Patient / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1978
Fisherman / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1981
1st Prosecuting counsel / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
George Timmins / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Michael Hawkins
Michael Hawkins
Howard Stevens / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Bill Armour
Bill Armour
Ferguson / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Eve Belton
Eve Belton
Clare / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Johnny Otto / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Patricia Garwood
Patricia Garwood
Karen Saxton / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Musician / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Jackie Shinn
Jackie Shinn
Mr. Forbes 2 episodes, 1977
Bill Lund
Bill Lund
Bank manager / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Debbie Wheeler
Debbie Wheeler
Louise / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Lyndam Gregory
Lyndam Gregory
Male nurse / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Helen / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Alice Dearth / ... 2 episodes, 1981
Pauline / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1984
Groom / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1978
Mr. O'Brien / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1974
Paul Aston
Paul Aston
Paul Muddiman / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Andrews / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Old Mr. Gallagher / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1980
Mary / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Stan / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Julia Goodman
Julia Goodman
Janice / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Rick James
Rick James
One Son / ... 2 episodes, 1972
'Jab' Bowen / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1982
Simon Elkinson 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Jane Lowe
Jane Lowe
Norma / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Sheila Kelley
Sheila Kelley
Honky / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1982
Ronald Herdman
Ronald Herdman
Mr. Brown / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1980
Peter / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Helen's husband / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Bernadette Shortt
Bernadette Shortt
Elaine / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Jones / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1981
Peter Boyes
Peter Boyes
Det. Sgt. Garrett / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall
Maggie's son / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
Mike Savage
Mike Savage
David / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Frank Crompton
Frank Crompton
Frank Midgley (Old) / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1982
Leslie Skinner / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1982
PC Knox / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1980
Andrew Burleigh
Andrew Burleigh
Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Bruce Tetley / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Malcolm Ingram
Malcolm Ingram
Art / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Pickard / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Elizabeth Choice
Elizabeth Choice
Consultant / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Anne / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Oscar Quitak
Oscar Quitak
Surgeon / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1981
June Wade / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1974
Arthur / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Paula Tilbrook
Paula Tilbrook
Ida Arnott / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
Peter Needham
Peter Needham
Harry / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
John F. Landry
John F. Landry
Harold Entwhistle / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Raymond Campbell
Raymond Campbell
Man in betting shop / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Girlfriend / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Alec Park / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Eamon Boland
Eamon Boland
Monroe / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Barbara / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1975
Peter Clay
Peter Clay
Police Inspector / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
Vanessa Harris
Vanessa Harris
Mrs. Ross / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
Inspector / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Andrew Beaumont
Andrew Beaumont
Danny Warboys / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Jan Wilson
Jan Wilson
Bella / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Bill McGuirk
Bill McGuirk
Atkinson / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Donald Bisset
Donald Bisset
Mr. Scully / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Stella Tanner
Stella Tanner
Mrs. Newman / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Bruce / ... 2 episodes, 1977
James Morrison
James Morrison
At the Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Anthony Addams
Anthony Addams
Frank Midgley (Young) / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Cyril Cross
Cyril Cross
Butcher / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1980
Kenneth Ives
Kenneth Ives
Classics Master / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Horace James
Horace James
Mass Rufus / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Clayworker / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Nan Munro
Nan Munro
Lady Swayne / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Eddie Davies
Eddie Davies
Dad / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Hilda Fenemore
Hilda Fenemore
June / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
John / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Geoffrey Hinsliff
Geoffrey Hinsliff
Barry Raskin / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Laura / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1984
Landlady / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Peter Duncan
Peter Duncan
Boy in Corridor / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1974
Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb
Grandad / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1984
Claudette Critchlow
Claudette Critchlow
Jane / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Elizabeth MacLennan
Elizabeth MacLennan
7:84 Company - Lady Phosphate etc / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1980
Peter Postgate / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Frederick Radley
Frederick Radley
Grandad / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Anthony Douse
Anthony Douse
Dr. Peel / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Ginny / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Christine / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1982
Councillor / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1982
At the Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Ray Kingsley
Ray Kingsley
Mooey / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Alec Heggie
Alec Heggie
Frank 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Islay Young
Islay Young
Helen / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
John McBride
John McBride
Lambeg Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1979
Dot / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1978
Bank manager / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Cooper / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1981
Rosario Serrano
Rosario Serrano
Maria / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1979
Janet Davies
Janet Davies
Nurse / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
John Bett
John Bett
7:84 Company - Sellar / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Emrys Leyshon
Emrys Leyshon
Man Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Mrs. Peters / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Andrew Patterson / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Freddie Boardley
Freddie Boardley
At the Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Christine Moore
Christine Moore
Miss Mathers / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Elaine Collins
Elaine Collins
At the Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Simon Gipps-Kent
Simon Gipps-Kent
Gaz Arnold / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1975
Joe Holmes
Joe Holmes
Cleaner / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Dr. Sillitoe / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Marcia / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Detective Inspector Arthur / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
General Heidelmann / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
John Proctor
John Proctor
Cyril / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Max Smith
Max Smith
Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Pat / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Shreela Ghosh
Shreela Ghosh
Amina / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Ellis Anderson / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1974
American Businessman / ... 2 episodes, 1971
Celia - Celia / ... 2 episodes, 1971
Tommy Eytle
Tommy Eytle
'Lion of Africa' / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1980
Ina Clough
Ina Clough
Deputy Director of Social Services / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1978
Cornish Supt. / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Bolton / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1979
Coroner / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Margot Boyd
Margot Boyd
Miss Goodall / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Julia Schofield
Julia Schofield
Ann / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Bill Gavin
Bill Gavin
Brian / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1980
Dermot / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Paul Anil
Paul Anil
Huq's assistant / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Auctioneer / ... 2 episodes, 1981
Landlord / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Christine Ozanne
Christine Ozanne
Janet Cheatham / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1977
David Steuart
David Steuart
Andrew / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1974
Stacy Davies
Stacy Davies
Arthur / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
James Griffiths
James Griffiths
Arthur Coles / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Jean Trend
Jean Trend
Helda 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Carole Nimmons
Carole Nimmons
Elizabeth / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Eliza Buckingham
Eliza Buckingham
Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Stuart Mungall
Stuart Mungall
Flaws - The Whaler's Return / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1974
Ron Hackett
Ron Hackett
Man at the auction / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Jean Faulds
Jean Faulds
Auntie Cathy / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1979
Fred Crossley
Fred Crossley
Arthur / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Andrews / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Louise / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Dr. Bannerjee / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Stella Moray
Stella Moray
Rene Perlman / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Tommy Edwards
Tommy Edwards
Alf Meakin 2 episodes, 1977
Roger Phillips
Roger Phillips
'Costello' / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Raymond Francis
Raymond Francis
Ellis / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Janine / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Michael Chesden
Michael Chesden
Costas / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Bryan Coleman
Bryan Coleman
Buffo / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Mrs. Atkinson / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1980
Johnny Gee
Johnny Gee
Johnny / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
John Saunders
John Saunders
Dr. Charles / ... 2 episodes, 1971
John Molloy
John Molloy
1st Committee member / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1979
Monty Bec
Monty Bec
Johnson / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1974
Jacqueline Stanbury
Jacqueline Stanbury
Mary / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Harry / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Louise Nelson
Louise Nelson
Nurse / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Dubliner / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Greg Finley / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Deirdre Morgan
Deirdre Morgan
Joan 2 episodes, 1983-1984
Alan Rowe
Alan Rowe
Frank King / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1977
Edgar Weston / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Jessica Swift
Jessica Swift
Factory Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
Carol / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Gay Wilde
Gay Wilde
Kay / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
James Firnley / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Anaesthesist / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Mr. Somper / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Kay Adshead
Kay Adshead
Hotel Waitress / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1982
Anne Firth
Anne Firth
Sheila 2 episodes, 1977
Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Norman Scace
Norman Scace
Mr. Twitch / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Burgoyne / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Mike Hayden
Mike Hayden
'Heavy' / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1981
David Mowat
David Mowat
Jeremiah of Whalerest - A Time to Keep / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
Allan Craig
Allan Craig
Alec's 2nd Mate / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Ali / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1979
Miss Marie / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1979
Christopher Denham
Christopher Denham
Paediatrician / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Colonel Broom / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Thompson / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Dr. Gillespie / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1982
Customs house officer / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Philip Firth
Philip Firth
Ronnie 2 episodes, 1977
Gwyneth Guthrie
Gwyneth Guthrie
Bureau interviewer / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Philip / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
Richardson Morgan
Richardson Morgan
Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Clergyman / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Anna Mottram
Anna Mottram
Gayle Hutton / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1984
Wally Thomas
Wally Thomas
Mr. Chadd / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Robin Meredith
Robin Meredith
Hotel manager / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Marjorie Wilde
Marjorie Wilde
Mrs. Boulton / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Derek Martin
Derek Martin
Jimmy / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1980
David King
David King
Detective Chief Superintendent Richards / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Adler / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Pat Abernethy
Pat Abernethy
Police constable / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Gatley / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Ralph Ball
Ralph Ball
Scoutmaster / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
Boy in Grounds / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
Martin Dempsey
Martin Dempsey
Donal / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Azad Ali
Azad Ali
Asian Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Baldy man / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Amelia Bayntun
Amelia Bayntun
Jessie, a Tramp / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Solicitor / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Art Master / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Andrew / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1980
Captain Bulteel / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Michael Tarn
Michael Tarn
Charlie Jackson / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Amina's father / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Andrew / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Leah / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1981
Edith MacArthur
Edith MacArthur
Audrey Campbell / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
Foreman / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1979
Danielle Delon
Danielle Delon
Woman at the hospital / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Celia / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Dev Sagoo
Dev Sagoo
Community worker / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1981
Danny Price / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1980
Patricia Franklin
Patricia Franklin
Pamela Mercer / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Paul Satvendar
Paul Satvendar
Kuldip / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Brian Hawksley
Brian Hawksley
Dr. McEndrick / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Smith / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Vivienne Dixon
Vivienne Dixon
Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Harry Brunning
Harry Brunning
Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1971
Sylvia Brayshay
Sylvia Brayshay
Ida / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
Karen Petrie
Karen Petrie
Heather (Day Nurse) / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1982
The Dean / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1981
Bert Gaunt
Bert Gaunt
Harry Gridley / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Bride's Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1982
Michael Hinchcliffe
Michael Hinchcliffe
Jimmy 2 episodes, 1977
Bert Challenor / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Nelly Griffiths
Nelly Griffiths
Old Lady / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Colin Bell
Colin Bell
Andy / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1977
Paul Greenhalgh
Paul Greenhalgh
Probationer PC / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1975
Natalie Kent
Natalie Kent
Member of public 2 episodes, 1971-1974
Joe Iles
Joe Iles
Lion Cub / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1980
Barrie Fletcher
Barrie Fletcher
Car dealer / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1975
John Scott
John Scott
Major Hardy / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Ted Jones 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Eric Kent
Eric Kent
Baron / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Marjorie Dalziel
Marjorie Dalziel
Mrs. Sutton / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Johnny Leeze
Johnny Leeze
Jim / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Hotel Porter / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1983
Publican / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1974
John Gee
John Gee
George - 'The Band' / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Ken Barker
Ken Barker
Police Sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Kate Percival
Kate Percival
Bride / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Dennis Castle
Dennis Castle
Morton / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
Margaret Brady
Margaret Brady
Barbara 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Len Annett
Len Annett
2nd Member of Tribunal Committee 2 episodes, 1971-1978
Gordon Faith
Gordon Faith
Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
First policewoman / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Duncan Faber
Duncan Faber
Tony / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
1st Member of Tribunal Committee / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Mr, Drever / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Clive Panto
Clive Panto
Interviewer / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Tom Watson
Tom Watson
Flett - Celia / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
Personnel Manager / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1977
Ruby / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1975
John Dolan
John Dolan
Mr. Taylor 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Godfrey Jackman
Godfrey Jackman
A.R.P. Warden / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1984
Barman 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Rolf Day
Rolf Day
Comic / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Denis Agnew
Denis Agnew
Clerk from Brechin / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
George Kay / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Tony Mathews
Tony Mathews
Gallery Owner / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Caroline Hunt
Caroline Hunt
Dr. Keogh / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1977
Jackie Farrell
Jackie Farrell
At the Shipyard / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Allan Ross
Allan Ross
7:84 Company - Fiddle Music Man etc 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Mario Renzullo
Mario Renzullo
Second youth / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Shope Shodeinde
Shope Shodeinde
Black Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Graham Padden
Graham Padden
Captain / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Matthews / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1983
Helen Norman
Helen Norman
Auntie Maymie 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Man in café / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Ann Pennington
Ann Pennington
Art Therapy Group Member / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Julian Ronnie
Julian Ronnie
Debbo's heavy / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Joan Campbell
Joan Campbell
Dubliner / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1974
Joe Kenyon
Joe Kenyon
2nd Man in teabar / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Despatch Rider / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Bert Rogers
Bert Rogers
Fat man 2 episodes, 1970-1974
Michael McKevitt
Michael McKevitt
Andrews / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Jack Platts
Jack Platts
Chairman of Housing Committee / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
John Butterly
John Butterly
At the Shipyard / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Madoline Thomas
Madoline Thomas
Aunt Bunty / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1981
Gary McDermott
Gary McDermott
PE Master / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Myra Forsyth
Myra Forsyth
Outside the Pub 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Terry Waddington
Terry Waddington
Dennis Jones / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1982
Christopher Reeks
Christopher Reeks
Recruiting sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Commuter / ... 2 episodes, 1980
James MacDonald
James MacDonald
Old PC / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Nun / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1978
Paul Pender
Paul Pender
Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Conrad Tucker / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Ken Rose
Ken Rose
'Heavy' / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Margaret Flint
Margaret Flint
Member of public / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Ken Henderson
Ken Henderson
At the Shipyard / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Executive Clerk at DHSS Office / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1984
Joyce Kennedy
Joyce Kennedy
Second Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Peter Sproule
Peter Sproule
Cellmate / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Betty Cardno
Betty Cardno
Alison's Aunt / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Hugh Turner
Hugh Turner
Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Phil Kernot
Phil Kernot
Bailiff (I) / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Ray Jeffries
Ray Jeffries
Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
1st Police Constable / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Jimmy Martin
Jimmy Martin
Couple in Close 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Jimmy Tippet
Jimmy Tippet
Cellmate / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Salvation Army Lady / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Peter Lawrence
Peter Lawrence
Pauline's Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
At Bella's Close 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Elizabeth / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1977
Harry Essendorf / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1979
Gary Brown
Gary Brown
Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1982
Susan Tracy
Susan Tracy
Clare / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Alan Grieves / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Donal / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Stephen Petcher
Stephen Petcher
Pontefract Wonderer / ... 2 episodes, 1978
Fidelma / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Connie / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Elizabeth Begley
Elizabeth Begley
Annie / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1976
Rosemary McHale
Rosemary McHale
Hilary / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1983
Victor Carin
Victor Carin
Rob Galt / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Sally Anne Newton
Sally Anne Newton
Janina Pelham / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Frank Chapple / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Jan Citron / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Jill / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Jane / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
Madge / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Foreman / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Lady MC / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1977
Anne / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Alec Sabin
Alec Sabin
Alec / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Harman / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
1st Social worker / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Frank Cheatham / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1978
Harold / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
Hélène / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Marcia / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Missionary secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1984
Marcella O'Riordan
Marcella O'Riordan
Mrs. Collins / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Eileen Graham / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1984
Dr. Monday / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Ann Zelda
Ann Zelda
Diane / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Dr. Simpson / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Toby Scopes
Toby Scopes
Daniel Broom / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Peter Jonfield
Peter Jonfield
Bernie / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1984
David Dixon
David Dixon
Klaus Miller / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Air steward / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Big Jim Collins / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Judy Monahan
Judy Monahan
Vicky 2 episodes, 1977-1983
Brendan / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Georgie / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Jacquie Stillwell
Jacquie Stillwell
Singer / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Det. Sgt. Brady / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Susan Kodicek
Susan Kodicek
Eva Gatz / ... 2 episodes, 1981
Stephen Oxley
Stephen Oxley
Brian / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Bill Buffery
Bill Buffery
Conway 2 episodes, 1975-1981
May / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Cassie McFarlane
Cassie McFarlane
Carol / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
John Helps / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1983
Mary Maddox
Mary Maddox
Girl Singer / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
David / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Brenda / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1976
Ted Morris
Ted Morris
Bill / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1980
John Burrows
John Burrows
Rudge 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie
Jack / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1980
Dermot Mcavoy / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Gavin / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Peter Lester / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1984
Catherine Hall
Catherine Hall
Samantha / ... 2 episodes, 1979
George McQuiston / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1983
Melody / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1984
John Glyn-Jones
John Glyn-Jones
Clergyman / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Michaelov / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
Tim Brown
Tim Brown
Rent Collector / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Sally Watkins
Sally Watkins
Lorraine / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980
Annabel / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1983
Co-Pilot / ... 2 episodes, 1981
Vi Delmar
Vi Delmar
Mrs. Gadsby / ... 1 episode, 1970-1974
Dr. Ackerly / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1981
Felix / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1980
Dockside pub landlord / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Chauffeur / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Patrick Duggan
Patrick Duggan
Priest 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Alan Downer
Alan Downer
Chief Inspector / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Bridget McCann
Bridget McCann
Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1982
Detective Sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Ross Davidson
Ross Davidson
Diana's boyfriend / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1984
Bill / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Catherine Harding
Catherine Harding
Bubbles / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Alan Rothwell
Alan Rothwell
Fisher / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1973
Alison Groves
Alison Groves
Annette / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1984
Debbie / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1982
Michael Golden
Michael Golden
Meikle / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1979
Harry Webster
Harry Webster
Eugene / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Betty Alberge
Betty Alberge
Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Arthur / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1981
Mohel / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1981
Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes
Head / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Margaret / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Natalie Hawkins
Natalie Hawkins
Baby 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Julian Hudson
Julian Hudson
Patient / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Father / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1984
Doctor, at The Spike / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1983
Ray Gatenby
Ray Gatenby
Patient / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1980
Irene Sunters
Irene Sunters
At the Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1984
Mr. Porter / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Shirogorokhin / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Copy taker / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Nicholas Coppin
Nicholas Coppin
Malcolm / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Norman Hartley
Norman Hartley
1st Man / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Jenny Roberts
Jenny Roberts
Factory Girl / ... 1 episode, 1970-1971
Joyce Grundy
Joyce Grundy
Dot / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Barmaid / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1984
Geoffrey / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Michael Gormley
Michael Gormley
Carney / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Fred McNaughton
Fred McNaughton
Commissionaire / ... 1 episode, 1971-1973
Adrian Mills
Adrian Mills
Bernard's Son 2 episodes, 1975-1981
Judy Liebert
Judy Liebert
Interviewer / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1979
Rob Inglis
Rob Inglis
Chief sub / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Father / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Julian Fox
Julian Fox
Engineer / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Guy Hassan
Guy Hassan
Foreign Office official / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
George Raistrick
George Raistrick
Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Marlene Jarvis
Marlene Jarvis
Barmaid 1 episode, 1970-1982
Lizzie Mickery
Lizzie Mickery
Sandra / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1984
Nat Jackley
Nat Jackley
Landlord / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
Bill Spence / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1983
Bob / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Stevie / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1984
Alison McLaughlin
Alison McLaughlin
Alison / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1983
Esther / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1982
Clifford Parrish
Clifford Parrish
Eric / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1981
Paula / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1978
Bill Horsley
Bill Horsley
Vicar 2 episodes, 1970-1976
Maggie Riley
Maggie Riley
Mrs. Richmond / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Harry Martin 2 episodes, 1975-1979
John Roden
John Roden
Car Owner / ... 1 episode, 1970
James Muir
James Muir
Driver 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Margot Field
Margot Field
Mayoress / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Michael Fox
Michael Fox
Schoolboy / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Christie Gee
Christie Gee
Mrs King / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Pilkington / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Tim Meats
Tim Meats
Ambulanceman / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Bibs Ekkel
Bibs Ekkel
Pankovski / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1984
Robert Hamilton
Robert Hamilton
Bill Martin / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Jason Savage
Jason Savage
Martin Cannon / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Harry Walker
Harry Walker
Bill McIsaac - Celia / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1977
John Cannon
John Cannon
2 episodes, 1970-1981
Barry Malone
Barry Malone
Apprentice / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Ron Paterson
Ron Paterson
Jake's Family / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1984
Charles Lewsen
Charles Lewsen
Consul / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1981
Cheeseman / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1978
Ambulanceman / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1983
Bertie / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Middle-aged man / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1984
Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly
Doris / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1984
Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Miss. Hogg / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1983
John Kidd
John Kidd
Mr. Samson / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Bob Mason
Bob Mason
Kevin Parry / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Brian's father / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1984
Goff / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1983
ESN mother / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke
Singer 2 episodes, 1980
Jenny O'Grady
Jenny O'Grady
Singer 2 episodes, 1980
Mike O'Neill
Mike O'Neill
Band Vocalist 2 episodes, 1980
Michael Pearn
Michael Pearn
Singer 2 episodes, 1980
Band Saxophonist 2 episodes, 1980
Julia Williams
Julia Williams
Singer 2 episodes, 1980
Kate / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Ambulanceman / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1983
Andy / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Pastor Kells / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1984
Person at party 2 episodes, 1983-1984
Gary / ... 2 episodes, 1984

Play for Today

Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. During the run, more than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted. The individual episodes were (with a few exceptions noted below) between fifty and a hundred minutes in duration. A handful of these plays, including Rumpole of the Bailey, subsequently became television series in their own right.


History

The strand was a successor to The Wednesday Play, the 1960s anthology series, the title being changed when the day of transmission became variable. Some works, screened in anthology series' on BBC2, like Willy Russell's Our Day Out (1977), were repeated on BBC1 in the series. The producers of The Wednesday Play, Graeme MacDonald and Irene Shubik, transferred to the new series. Shubik continued with the series until 1973 while MacDonald remained with the series until 1977 when he was promoted. Later producers included Kenith Trodd (1973–1982), David Rose (1972-1980), Innes Lloyd (1975–1982), Margaret Matheson (1977–1979), Richard Eyre (1978–1980) and Pharic MacLaren (1974–1982).

Plays covered all genres. In its time, Play for Today featured contemporary social realist dramas, historical pieces, fantasies, biopics and occasionally science-fiction (The Flipside of Dominick Hide, 1980). Most pieces were written directly for television, but there were also occasional adaptations from other narrative forms, such as novels and stage plays.

Writers who contributed plays to the series included Ian McEwan, John Osborne, Dennis Potter, Stephen Poliakoff, David Hare, Willy Russell, Alan Bleasdale, Arthur Hopcraft, Alan Plater, Graham Reid, David Storey, Andrew Davies, Rhys Adrian and John Hopkins. Several prominent directors also featured, including Stephen Frears, Alan Clarke, Michael Apted, Mike Newell, Roland Joffé, Ken Loach, Lindsay Anderson, and Mike Leigh. Some of the best remembered plays broadcast in the strand include Edna, the Inebriate Woman (1971), The Foxtrot (1971), Home (1972), Bar Mitzvah Boy (1976), The Other Woman (1976), Abigail's Party (1977), Blue Remembered Hills (1979) and Just a Boys' Game (1979). Certain other well known plays, including Penda's Fen (1974), Nuts in May (1976), were commissioned by David Rose of the BBC's English Regions Drama department based in Birmingham.

Some installments in the series were spun off into full-blown series. Probably the two best-remembered examples of this are Rumpole of the Bailey, which was produced as a one-off in the Play for Today strand in 1975 and three years later became a series for Thames Television, again with Leo McKern. Alan Bleasdale's The Black Stuff, was a single play broadcast on BBC2 in January 1980, which was developed into Boys from the Blackstuff. It was never part of the Play For Today strand, although it was repeated on BBC1 later that year as a single play. Other offshoots were Gangsters, Headmaster, and a single series of science fiction-based plays styled as Play for Tomorrow. Towards the end of the run, three plays set in Northern Ireland were written by Graham Reid. Known as the Billy Plays, they starred Kenneth Branagh as Billy Martin in his first acting role following his graduation from RADA.

There were also some groups of plays transmitted that — for various reasons — did not go out under the Play for Today banner, but which were funded from the same department, used much the same production team and are generally regarded in episode guides and analysis as being part of the Play for Today 'canon'.

Several plays were BAFTA award winners. John Le Mesurier and Patricia Hayes were named Best Actor & Actress respectively for their roles in the 1971 series Traitor and Edna, The Inebriate Woman, the latter also being named Best Drama Production. Celia Johnson was named Best Actress for Mrs. Palfrey At The Claremont, broadcast in 1973. Stocker's Copper (1972), Kisses At Fifty (1973), Bar Mitzvah Boy (1976), Spend, Spend, Spend! (1977), Licking Hitler (1978) and Blue Remembered Hills (1979) were all named Best Single Play by BAFTA.

Videotapes of thirty-seven of the early episodes were wiped after transmission, and no copies of them are known to have survived.


Controversies

Two plays were controversially pulled from transmission shortly before broadcast due to concerns over their content: these were Dennis Potter's Brimstone & Treacle in 1976 and Roy Minton's Scum the following year. In the case of Brimstone & Treacle it was due to concerns over the play's depiction of a disabled woman's rape at the hands of a man who may or may not be the devil, and with Scum the worry was its supposed sensationalism of life in a young offenders' institution (then still known as a borstal). Scum and Brimstone & Treacle were eventually transmitted, although in the meantime both had circumvented their withdrawal by being re-made as cinema films.

The series as a whole was viewed with suspicion by rightwing commentators and critics as many of the issues tackled were the subject of political controversy. Of particular note was the criticism of the public expenditure on the Queen's Silver Jubilee in the plays The Price of Coal (1977) and The Spongers (1978).

One play, The Other Woman, generated some mild controversy for its “graphic depiction” of lesbianism, and for the onscreen kiss between Jane Lapotaire and Lynne Frederick.


Demise and legacy

After fourteen seasons and numerous repeats of individual productions, the programme officially ended in August 1984, although two seasons of single dramas without Play for Today billing were broadcast on BBC1 in a similar time slot from July to December 1983 and from November 1984 to February 1985. Thereafter the strand of single dramas became Screen Two on BBC2 from January 1985, and later also Screen One on BBC1 from September 1989. The general trend in 1980s television production was away from one-off plays and towards a greater concentration on series and serials. When one-offs were produced, such as Film on Four on Channel 4, they tended to be made with a cinematic approach rather than betraying television drama's roots in the theatre that Play for Today and earlier series on both the BBC and ITV had often demonstrated.

Nonetheless, the series is generally remembered as a benchmark of high-quality British television drama, and has become a byword for what many continue to argue was a golden age of British television. In 2000, the British Film Institute produced a poll of industry professionals to determine the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, and five of the programmes included in the final tally were from Play for Today.

A new programme publicised as a return of Play for Today, but under the working title of The Evening Play, was announced at the beginning of March 2006, but nothing has been heard from it since. Kevin Spacey, film star and director of the Old Vic, in March 2008 told BBC News that he would like to see the return of the show, but the journalists Michael Gove and Mark Lawson expressed disagreement, Gove (by then a Conservative MP) describing them, at best counter-intuitively, as "exercises in viewer patronisation". Jan Moir in The Daily Telegraph wrote in support of Spacey, saying "the British loved Play for Today once, and would do so again. A good piece of drama looks at the human condition, and tells us something we should know about ourselves."

A book detailing the origins of the series, "Play for Today: The First Year", by Simon Farquhar, was published in 2021.


Productions

Sourced according to the BBC Genome archive of Radio Times magazines. Titles that carried the tag Play For Today on the BBC listings for their first or subsequent transmission are included, along with some repeats such as the repeat of the Days of Hope quartet, where the initial broadcast was not branded Play for Today, but the repeat was. Repeats of the individual productions are excluded. All episodes were broadcast on BBC1, except for the delayed broadcast of Scum in 1991 which was broadcast on BBC2.

Original Air DateTitleAuthor(s)ProducerDirectorLead ActorHome MediaNotes
Season One
15 Oct 1970The Long Distance Piano PlayerAlan SharpIrene ShubikPhilip SavilleRay DaviesRepeated 13 Apr 1972. 16mm b&w print
22 Oct 1970The Right ProspectusJohn OsborneIrene ShubikAlan CookeGeorge ColeRepeated 16 Dec 1971.
29 Oct 1970The LieIngmar Bergman & Paul Britten AustinGraeme McDonaldAlan BridgesFrank FinlayIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay setWritten by Ingmar Bergman, translated by Paul Britten Austin. A production for The Largest Theatre in the World project of the EBU. Winner of the SFTA award for best drama production of 1970. Repeated on BBC2 31 Mar 1971, and on BBC1 16 Mar 1972.
5 Nov 1970Angels Are So FewDennis PotterGraeme McDonaldGareth DaviesTom Bell
12 Nov 1970The Write-OffGeorge SalversonRudi DorinRudi DorinCec LinderCanadian production. Missing.
19 Nov 1970I Can't See My Little WillieDouglas LivingstoneIrene ShubikAlan ClarkeNigel StockRepeated 18 May 1972. Missing except for domestic audio recording.
26 Nov 1970A Distant ThunderMaurice EdelmanIrene ShubikJames FermanAdrienne CorriMissing.
3 Dec 1970Hearts And FlowersPeter NicholsIrene ShubikChristopher MorahanAnthony HopkinsRepeated 9 Mar 1972. 16mm b&w print
10 Dec 1970Robin RedbreastJohn BowenGraeme McDonaldJames MacTaggartAnna CropperDVD release by the BFIDue to a power outage, the ending of this episode was blacked out in many areas, necessitating a repeat of the full episode on 25 Feb 1971. 16mm b&w print
17 Dec 1970The Hallelujah HandshakeColin WellandGraeme McDonaldAlan ClarkeTony CalvinIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay setRepeated 23 Dec 1971.
7 Jan 1971Alma MaterDavid HodsonIrene ShubikJames FermanIan CarmichaelRepeated 4 May 1972. Missing.
14 Jan 1971Circle LineW. Stephen GilbertGraeme McDonaldClaude WhathamMichael FeastThe Winner of the BBCtv Student Play Competition. Missing.
21 Jan 1971Hell's AngelDavid AgnewGraeme McDonaldAlan CookeKatharine BlakeDavid Agnew is a BBC in-house pen name typically used when multiple writers contributed to a script. Anthony Read was the author commissioned to write the play. Repeated 25 May 1972. Missing.
28 Jan 1971The PianoJulia JonesGraeme McDonaldJames Cellan JonesGlyn OwenRepeated 10 Aug 1972.
4 Feb 1971Billy's Last StandBarry HinesGraeme McDonaldJohn GlenisterDudley FosterRepeated 20 Apr 1972. Missing.
11 Feb 1971The RainbirdsClive ExtonIrene ShubikPhilip SavilleMadge RyanA production for The Largest Theatre in the World project of the EBU.
18 Feb 1971ReddickMunroe ScottMervyn RosenzveigMervyn RosenzveigDonald HarronCanadian production. Missing.
11 Mar 1971No Trams To Lime StreetAlun Owen (Book), Marty Wilde & Ronnie Scott (Music & Lyrics)Harry MoorePiers HaggardAnthony MayMusical. First shown under The Wednesday Play, 18/03/1970.
18 Mar 1971Mad JackTom ClarkeGraeme McDonaldJack GoldMichael JaystonFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 04/02/1970. Winner of the first prize and the silver Dore Catholic Prize at the 1971 Monte Carlo International Television Festival.
25 Mar 1971Scenes From Family LifeBarry BermangeRonald TraversNaomi CaponDenholm ElliottFirst shown under Plays of Today on BBC2, 25/09/1969.
1 Apr 1971Wind Versus PolygamyObi EgbunaMichael BakewellNaomi CaponEarl CameronFirst shown under Theatre 625 15/07/1968 and then The Wednesday Play, 27/05/1970.
8 Apr 1971PlaymatesJohnny SpeightGraeme McDonaldJohn McGrathMarty FeldmanFirst shown within Double Bill of The Wednesday Play on 26/11/1969.
15 Apr 1971Sovereign's CompanyDon ShawIrene ShubikAlan ClarkeRoland CulverIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay setFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 22/04/1970.
22 Apr 1971Season Of The WitchDesmond McCarthy & Johnny ByrneAnne HeadDesmond McCarthyJulie DriscollFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 07/01/1970.
29 Apr 1971The FoxtrotRhys AdrianIrene ShubikPhilip SavilleDonald PleasenceRepeated 30 Mar 1972. 16mm b&w print
6 May 1971When The Bough BreaksTony ParkerIrene ShubikJames FermanHannah GordonRepeated 11 May 1972.
13 May 1971OrkneyGeorge Mackay Brown & John McGrathGraeme McDonaldJames MacTaggartMaurice RoëvesThree stories by George Mackay Brown, adapted by John McGrath: A Time to Keep, The Whaler's Return and Celia. Repeated 27 Apr 1972.
20 May 1971The Rank And FileJim AllenGraeme McDonaldKen LoachPeter KerriganIncluded on the 'Ken Loach at the BBC' DVD boxset
27 May 1971The Man In The SidecarSimon GrayGraeme McDonaldJames MacTaggartGemma JonesRepeated 24 Aug 1972. Missing.
3 Jun 1971Everybody Say CheeseDouglas LivingstoneIrene ShubikAlan ClarkeRoy KinnearMissing.
10 Jun 1971The Cellar And The Almond TreeDavid MercerGraeme McDonaldAlan BridgesCelia JohnsonFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 04/03/1970. Repeated on BBC2 13 Dec 1980 and on BBC1 14 Jul 1988.
17 Jun 1971The Italian TableWilliam TrevorIrene ShubikHerbert WiseLeonard RossiterFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 18/02/1970.
24 Jun 1971There is Also TomorrowHugo CharterisGraeme McDonaldJohn MackenzieGlyn HoustonFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 19/11/1969.
1 Jul 1971Chariot Of FireTony ParkerIrene ShubikJames FermanRosemary LeachFirst shown under The Wednesday Play, 20/05/1970.
Season Two
14 Oct 1971TraitorDennis PotterGraeme McDonaldAlan BridgesJohn Le MesurierBAFTA Best Actor (John Le Mesurier). Repeated on BBC2 27 Feb 1973 and on BBC1 21 Jul 1987.
21 Oct 1971Edna, the Inebriate WomanJeremy SandfordIrene ShubikTed KotcheffPatricia HayesBAFTA Best Actress (Patricia Hayes) & Drama Production. Repeated 2 Mar 1972, on BBC2 20 Aug 1977 and on BBC2 3 Nov 1986.
28 Oct 1971EvelynRhys AdrianGraeme McDonaldPiers HaggardEdward WoodwardRepeated 27 Jul 1972 and on BBC2 20 Feb 1973.
4 Nov 1971O Fat White WomanWilliam TrevorIrene ShubikPhilip SavillePeter JeffreyRepeated 16 Jul 1973.
11 Nov 1971Thank You Very MuchN. F. SimpsonGraeme McDonaldClaude WhathamJulian HollowayDuration 40 minutes. 16mm b&w print.
18 Nov 1971Michael ReganRobert HollesIrene ShubikJohn GorrieDavid BurkeRepeated 17 Aug 1972.
25 Nov 1971Skin DeepMichael O'Neill & Jeremy SeabrookGraeme McDonaldMichael Lindsay-HoggDonald PleasenceMissing.
2 Dec 1971PalAlun OwenIrene ShubikSilvio NarizzanoRobin PhillipsMissing.
9 Dec 1971The Pigeon FancierPeter HankinIrene ShubikJames FermanBert Palmer16mm b&w print
6 Jan 1972HomeDavid StoreyJac VenzaLindsay AndersonJohn GielgudDVD release by MetrodomeA NET/CBC production. Adapted by the playwright from his original stage play. Repeated on BBC2 6 Feb 1973.
13 Jan 1972Still WatersJulia JonesGraeme McDonaldJames MacTaggartMargery MasonRepeated 3 Aug 1972.
20 Jan 1972Stocker's CopperTom ClarkeGraeme McDonaldJack GoldBryan MarshallIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay setBAFTA Best Single Play. Writers' Guild Awards 1972: Best British Original Teleplay. Repeated 18 Dec 1972 and 31 Aug 1982.
27 Jan 1972The House On Highbury HillPiers Paul ReadGraeme McDonaldJohn GlenisterColin FarrellMissing.
3 Feb 1972In The Beautiful CaribbeanBarry ReckordIrene ShubikPhilip SavilleCalvin LockhartMissing.
10 Feb 1972Ackerman, Dougall And HarkerDon ShawIrene ShubikTed KotcheffMartin C. ThurleyRepeated 6 Aug 1973.
17 Feb 1972The Villa MarocWillis HallIrene ShubikHerbert WiseThora HirdRepeated 30 Jul 1973.
24 Feb 1972CowsHoward BarkerGraeme McDonaldJohn GorrieAlison LeggattMissing.
1 Jun 1972The Fishing PartyPeter TersonDavid RoseMichael SimpsonBrian GloverDVD release by Simply MediaFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 9 Jul 1973 and on BBC2 4 Aug 1993.
Season Three
9 Oct 1972The ReportersArthur HopcraftGraeme McDonaldMichael AptedRobert UrquhartRepeated 3 Jan 1974 and 18 Apr 1974.
16 Oct 1972A Life Is For EverTony ParkerIrene ShubikAlan ClarkeMaurice O'ConnellRepeated 11 Jul 1974. Missing.
23 Oct 1972Carson CountryDominic BehanGraeme McDonaldPiers HaggardJ. G. Devlin
30 Oct 1972Man FridayAdrian MitchellGraeme McDonaldJames MacTaggartColin BlakelyMissing.
6 Nov 1972Triple ExposureDavid HalliwellIrene ShubikAlan CookeAlec McCowen
13 Nov 1972Better Than The MoviesJohn ElliotGraeme McDonaldRoy BattersbyBryan MarshallMissing.
20 Nov 1972The General's DayWilliam TrevorIrene ShubikJohn GorrieAlistair Sim
27 Nov 1972The BankruptDavid MercerGraeme McDonaldChristopher MorahanJoss Ackland
4 Dec 1972Just Your LuckPeter McDougallGraeme McDonaldMike NewellLesley MackieBBC DVDRepeated 18 Jul 1974.
11 Dec 1972The Bouncing BoyJohn McGrathGraeme McDonaldMaurice HattonNorman EshleyRepeated 25 Apr 1974.
8 Jan 1973Shakespeare Or BustPeter TersonDavid RoseBrian ParkerJanet SuzmanIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay setFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 4 Apr 1974.
15 Jan 1973Land Of Green GingerAlan PlaterDavid RoseBrian ParkerGwen TaylorFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 24 Jan 1974 and on BBC4 26 Mar 2005.
22 Jan 1973Kisses At FiftyColin WellandGraeme McDonaldMichael AptedBill MaynardBAFTA Best Single Play. Repeated 20 Dec 1973 and on BBC2 11 Aug 1993.
29 Jan 1973Highway RobberyMichael O'Neill & Jeremy SeabrookGraeme McDonaldMichael AptedJohn CollinMissing.
5 Feb 1973Song At TwilightWillis HallIrene ShubikHerbert WiseColin BlakelyMissing.
12 Feb 1973Only Make BelieveDennis PotterGraeme McDonaldRobert KnightsKeith BarronRepeated 2 May 1974.
19 Feb 1973For Sylvia Or The Air ShowJohn Burrows & John HardingKenith TroddBarry DavisJohn BurrowsMissing.
26 Feb 1973The OperationRoger SmithKenith TroddRoy BattersbyGeorge Lazenby
5 Mar 1973Access To The ChildrenWilliam TrevorIrene ShubikPhilip SavilleJoss AcklandRepeated 9 May 1974.
12 Mar 1973Hard LabourMike LeighTony GarnettMike LeighLiz SmithIncluded on the 'Mike Leigh at the BBC' DVD setRepeated 30 May 1974, on BBC2 18 Aug 1993 and on BBC4 14 Jul 2008.
19 Mar 1973Man Above MenDavid HareMark ShivasAlan ClarkeGwen WatfordMissing.
26 Mar 1973Speech DayBarry HinesGraeme McDonaldJohn GoldschmidtDavid SmithRepeated 10 Jan 1974.
14 May 1973Steps BackDavid HalliwellDavid RoseBrian ParkerDavid Hill
4 Jun 1973Three's OnePenelope MortimerGraeme McDonaldAlastair ReidHywel BennettMissing.
11 Jun 1973Edward G - Like The FilmstarJohn Harvey-FlintGraeme McDonaldJames FermanRobert LangMissing.
18 Jun 1973Blooming YouthLeslie BlairTony GarnettLeslie BlairPhilip JacksonRepeated 16 May 1974.
25 Jun 1973The StretchJulia JonesGraeme McDonaldPeter DewsJune EllisMissing.
2 Jul 1973Making The PlayTerence Brady & Charlotte BinghamKenith TroddMichael HayesJames BolamMissing.
Season Four
18 Oct 1973Mrs. Palfrey at the ClaremontElizabeth TaylorGraeme McDonaldMichael Lindsay-HoggCelia JohnsonAdapted from the novel. BAFTA Best Actress (Celia Johnson). Repeated 20 Mar 1975.
25 Oct 1973Her Majesty's PleasureJimmy O'ConnorKenith TroddBarry DavisJohn Bindon
1 Nov 1973Jack PointColin WellandKenith TroddMichael AptedStephen MurrayRepeated 3 Apr 1975.
8 Nov 1973The Emergency ChannelJohn BowenGraeme McDonaldRobert KnightsRichard PascoeMissing.
15 Nov 1973Mummy And DaddyDouglas LivingstoneKenith TroddBarry DavisNeil WilsonIncomplete.
22 Nov 1973Private PracticePeter HankinMark ShivasPeter CregeenPriscilla MorganMissing.
29 Nov 1973ShutdownTony PerrinKenith TroddJohn MackenzieFreddie FletcherRepeated 19 Jun 1975.
6 Dec 1973Baby BluesNemone LethbridgeKenith TroddJames MacTaggartZena Walker
13 Dec 1973Jingle BellsArthur HopcraftGraeme McDonaldClaude WhathamColin FarrellMissing.
17 Jan 1974The Lonely Man's LoverBarry CollinsDavid RoseBrian ParkerJan FrancisFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 6 Feb 1975.
31 Jan 1974All Good MenTrevor GriffithsGraeme McDonaldMichael Lindsay-HoggBill Fraser
14 Feb 1974Joe's ArkDennis PotterGraeme McDonaldAlan BridgesFreddie JonesRepeated 19 Dec 1974, 7 Jul 1987, and on BBC4 30 Jan 2005.
21 Feb 1974Hot FatJack RosenthalGraeme McDonaldDerek BennettRichard O'CallaghanMissing.
7 Mar 1974Easy GoBrian Clark & Ronnie King, Cliff Norris, Peter French, Paul Stuart, Tony Ali, Paul Bishop, Deirdre Walsh, Janice ReevesGraeme McDonaldMichael TuchnerAlun ArmstrongPostponed from 7 Feb 1974.
14 Mar 1974HeadmasterJohn ChallenGraeme McDonaldAnthony PageFrank WindsorRepeated 12 Jun 1975. Spun off as a series in 1977.
21 Mar 1974Penda's FenDavid RudkinDavid RoseAlan ClarkeSpencer BanksBluRay and DVD by the BFI; also included in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay setFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 13 Feb 1975.
28 Mar 1974Pidgeon - Hawk Or Dove?Michael SadlerDavid RoseDavid RoseIain Cuthbertson
11 Apr 1974Three For The FancyPeter TersonDavid RoseMatthew RobinsonBrian GloverRepeated 28 Aug 1974.
6 Jun 1974The Cheviot, The Stag And The Black, Black OilJohn McGrathGraeme McDonaldJohn MackenzieCharles KearneyBluRay & DVD releases by Panamint CinemaAdapted from the stage play. Repeated 17 Apr 1975.
20 Jun 1974SchmoedipusDennis PotterKenith TroddBarry DavisAnna CropperRepeated 10 Apr 1975.
27 Jun 1974The Childhood FriendPiers Paul ReadGraeme McDonaldMike NewellAnthony Hopkins
4 Jul 1974A Follower For EmilyBrian ClarkGraeme McDonaldAlan ClarkeHerbert RamskillIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay set
Season Five
31 Oct 1974Leeds United!Colin WellandKenith TroddRoy BattersbyLynne PerrieDuration 115 minutes. Repeated 12 Aug 1976. Repeated on BBC Four 3 Nov 2020.
7 Nov 1974Baby LoveDavid EdgarKenith TroddBarry DavisPatti LoveAdapted from the play.
14 Nov 1974Back Of BeyondJulia JonesGraeme McDonaldDesmond DavisRachel RobertsIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay setRepeated 5 Aug 1976.
21 Nov 1974The BevellersRoddy McMillanPharic MacLarenMoira ArmstrongRoddy McMillanFrom BBC Scotland
28 Nov 1974Taking LeaveJoyce NearyKenith TroddJohn MackenzieGeorge Sewell
5 Dec 1974FugitiveSean WalshKenith TroddPeter GillStephen Rea
12 Dec 1974EleanorWilliam TrevorIrene ShubikBarry DavisColin Douglas
9 Jan 1975GangstersPhilip MartinBarry HansonPhilip SavilleMaurice ColbourneIncluded on the 'Gangsters' DVD setFrom BBC Birmingham. Duration 110 minutes. Repeated 2 Sep 1976. Spun off as a series.
16 Jan 1975The After Dinner GameMalcolm Bradbury & Christopher BigsbyDavid RoseRobert KnightsTimothy WestFrom BBC Birmingham
23 Jan 1975BreathElaine FeinsteinDavid RoseMatthew RobinsonAngela PleasenceFrom BBC Birmingham
30 Jan 1975The Death Of A Young Young ManWilly RussellDavid RoseViktors RitelisGary BrownFrom BBC Birmingham
20 Feb 1975Sunset Across The BayAlan BennettInnes LloydStephen FrearsGabrielle DayeIncluded on the 'Alan Bennett at the BBC' DVD boxsetRepeated 19 Aug 1976 and on BBC2 26 Jul 1992.
27 Feb 1975Funny FarmRoy MintonMark ShivasAlan ClarkeTim PreeceIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay set
6 Mar 1975GoodbyeHugh WhitemoreKenith TroddGavin MillarJeremy KempFrom the novel by William Sansom.
13 Mar 1975Just Another SaturdayPeter McDougallGraeme McDonaldJohn MackenzieJohn MorrisonIncluded on the 'The Peter McDougall Collection' DVD setWinner of the 1975 Italia Prize for Television Drama Programmes. Repeated on BBC2 7 Nov 1975, on BBC1 26 Aug 1976 and on BBC2 24 Aug 1977.
24 Apr 1975Child Of HopeJohn ElliotGraeme McDonaldGraham EvansLeon GluckmanBased on Joel Carlson's book No Neutral Ground.
1 May 1975The Saturday PartyBrian ClarkMark ShivasBarry DavisPeter BarkworthRepeated 25 April 1977, the day before its sequel, The Country Party.
8 May 1975Wednesday LoveArthur HopcraftGraeme McDonaldMichael AptedLois Daine
15 May 1975The Dandelion ClockWilson John HaireAnn ScottJohn BruceVerona O'HaraMissing.
22 May 1975BrassneckHoward Brenton & David HareGraeme McDonaldMike NewellJeremy KempAdapted from the play.
29 May 1975The FloaterPeter PrinceGraeme McDonaldBarry DavisRichard Beckinsale
Season Six
14 Oct 1975Plaintiffs and DefendantsSimon GrayKenith TroddMichael Lindsay-HoggAlan Bates
21 Oct 1975Two SundaysSimon GrayKenith TroddMichael Lindsay-HoggAlan BatesRepeated 1 Sep 1977.
28 Oct 1975MossBernard KopsIrene ShubikPhilip SavilleWarren Mitchell
4 Nov 197584, Charing Cross RoadHelene Hanff & Hugh WhitemoreMark ShivasMark CullinghamFrank FinlayAdapted from the book. Repeated 21 Jul 1977.
11 Nov 1975Keep An Eye On AlbertBrian GloverAnn ScottMichael TuchnerSusan Tracy
18 Nov 1975Children Of The SunMichael O'Neill & Jeremy SeabrookAnn ScottViktors RitelisGodfrey JamesMissing.
25 Nov 1975After The SoloJohn ChallenAnn ScottMoira ArmstrongLeonard Rossiter
2 Dec 1975Through The NightTrevor GriffithsAnn ScottMichael Lindsay-HoggAlison SteadmanRepeated 4 Aug 1977.
9 Dec 1975A Passage To EnglandLeon GriffithsKenith TroddJohn MackenzieColin WellandIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay setRepeated 25 Aug 1977.
16 Dec 1975Rumpole Of The BaileyJohn MortimerIrene ShubikJohn GorrieLeo McKernDVD release by AcornRepeated 16 May 1993. Spun off as a long-running series on ITV (London Weekend Television).
6 Jan 1976The Other WomanWatson GouldDavid RoseMichael SimpsonJane LapotaireFrom BBC Birmingham
13 Jan 1976Nuts in MayMike LeighDavid RoseMike LeighRoger SlomanIncluded on the 'Mike Leigh at the BBC' DVD setFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 11 Aug 1977, on BBC2 5 Sep 1982 and 27 Dec 1993, and on BBC4 19 Apr 2009.
20 Jan 1976Doran's BoxEric ColtartDavid RoseMatthew RobinsonPeter EyreFrom BBC Birmingham. Exists only as a domestic video recording.
27 Jan 1976Packman's BarnAlick RoweDavid RoseChris MenaulJohn BarrettFrom BBC Birmingham
3 Feb 1976A Story To Frighten The ChildrenJohn HopkinsGraeme McDonaldHerbert WiseGeoffrey Palmer
10 Feb 1976The Happy Hunting GroundTom HadawayAnne HeadBrian ParkerNeil Phillips
17 Feb 1976Jumping Bean BagRobin ChapmanRosemary HillAlan CookeDavid Dixon
24 Feb 1976Clay, Smeddum And GreendenLewis Grassic Gibbon & Bill CraigPharic MacLarenMoira ArmstrongFulton MackayTrilogy by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, dramatised by Bill Craig; from BBC Scotland. Repeated 18 Aug 1977.
2 Mar 1976Love Letters On Blue PaperArnold WeskerGraeme McDonaldWaris HusseinPatrick Troughton
9 Mar 1976Willie RoughBill BrydenPharic MacLarenBob McIntoshJames GrantAdapted from the stage play.
16 Mar 1976Tiptoe Through The TulipsBeryl BainbridgeKenith TroddClaude WhathamRosemary Leach
23 Mar 1976The PeddlerE. A. WhiteheadGraeme McDonaldClaude WhathamJohn Hurt
30 Mar 1976Early StrugglesPeter PrinceGraeme McDonaldStephen FrearsPaul Nicholas
6 Apr 1976Double DareDennis PotterKenith TroddJohn MackenzieAlan DobieRepeated 28 Jul 1977, and on BBC4 6 Feb 2005.
Season Seven
14 Sep 1976Bar Mitzvah BoyJack RosenthalGraeme McDonaldMichael TuchnerJeremy SteynIncluded on the 'Jack Rosenthal at the BBC' DVD set.BAFTA Best Single Play and Best Writer awards, 1976. Repeated 6 May 1977, 28 Feb 1978 and 23 Jun 1997, and on BBC4 18 Jul 2004 and 17 Mar 2005.
21 Sep 1976Bet Your LifeLeslie BlairGraeme McDonaldLeslie BlairReginald Stewart
28 Sep 1976Rocky Marciano Is DeadBernard KopsGraeme McDonaldGraham EvansRon Moody
12 Oct 1976The Elephants' GraveyardPeter McDougallGraeme McDonaldJohn MackenzieBilly ConnollyIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay set &

'The Peter McDougall Collection' DVD set

Repeated 25 Jul 1978.
19 Oct 1976Housewives' ChoiceRoy KendallKenith TroddChris ThomsonFrances de la Tour
26 Oct 1976Your Man From Six CountiesColin WellandKenith TroddBarry DavisDonal McCannIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay set
2 Nov 1976BuffetRhys AdrianGraeme McDonaldMike NewellTony Britton
4 Jan 1977Love On A GunboatMalcolm BradburyDavid RoseRobert KnightsStephen MooreFrom BBC Birmingham
11 Jan 1977The Kiss Of DeathMike LeighDavid RoseMike LeighDavid ThrelfallIncluded on the 'Mike Leigh at the BBC' DVD setFrom BBC Birmingham
18 Jan 1977Our Flesh And BloodMike StottDavid RosePedr JamesBernard HillIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay setFrom BBC Birmingham. Repeated 29 Aug 1978.
25 Jan 1977Do As I SayCharles WoodGraeme McDonaldBarry DavisAngela Down
15 Mar 1977Spend, Spend, Spend!Jack RosenthalGraeme McDonaldJohn GoldschmidtSusan LittlerIncluded on the 'Jack Rosenthal at the BBC' DVD setBased on the book by Vivian Nicholson and Stephen Smith. BAFTA Best Single Play. Repeated 1 Jun 1978.
22 Mar 1977A PhotographJohn BowenGraeme McDonaldJohn GlenisterJohn StrideIncluded on the 'Play for Today Vol.1' BFI BluRay set
12 Apr 1977GotchaBarrie KeeffeMargaret MathesonBarry DavisPhilip DavisIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay setDouble Bill. Repeated 15 Aug 1978.
Campion's InterviewBrian ClarkJulian CurryIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay set
19 Apr 1977A Choice Of EvilsJim AllenMargaret MathesonJane HowellStephen Murray
26 Apr 1977The Country PartyBrian ClarkMark ShivasBarry DavisPeter BarkworthSequel to The Saturday Party.
Season Eight
18 Oct 1977Stronger Than The SunStephen PoliakoffMargaret MathesonMichael AptedFrancesca AnnisRepeated 21 Feb 1978, and on BBC4 21 Jan 2003, 14 May 2003 and 5 Mar 2006.
25 Oct 1977Come The RevolutionRobin ChapmanRosemary HillMichael DarlowVivian Pickles
1 Nov 1977Abigail's PartyMike LeighMargaret MathesonMike LeighAlison SteadmanDVD release by BBC; also included on the 'Mike Leigh at the BBC' DVD setAdapted from the stage play. Repeated 7 Aug 1979, on BBC2 6 Sep 1982, 5 Jul 1992 and 1 Nov 1997, and on BBC4 26 Jun 2002, 11 Aug 2002, 28 Oct 2007 and 17 Dec 2007.
8 Nov 1977Oy Vay MariaMary O'MalleyMargaret MathesonRichard LoncraineCheryl Hall
15 Nov 1977NipperBarrie KeeffeMargaret MathesonBrian FarnhamCoral Atkins
22 Nov 1977One Day At A TimeDenis CannanInnes LloydRonald WilsonStephanie Cole
29 Nov 1977The Mayor's CharityHenry LivingsRichard BrokeMike NewellThora Hird
5 Dec 1977Catchpenny TwistStewart ParkerRobert KnightsSam DaleRepeated 21 Aug 1979.
13 Dec 1977CharadesAntonia FraserPharic MacLarenRoderick GrahamJennifer HilaryFrom BBC Scotland
20 Dec 1977The Thin End Of The WedgeSean McCarthyPharic MacLarenJohn BlackTom MarshallFrom BBC Scotland
3 Jan 1978Scully's New Year's EveAlan BleasdaleDavid RoseMichael SimpsonAndrew SchofieldFrom BBC Birmingham
10 Jan 1978Licking HitlerDavid HareDavid RoseDavid HareKate NelliganFrom BBC Birmingham. BAFTA Best Single Play. Repeated 31 Jul 1979.
17 Jan 1978Red ShiftAlan GarnerDavid RoseJohn MackenzieStephen PetcherBFI DVDFrom BBC Birmingham. Adapted from the novel.
24 Jan 1978The SpongersJim AllenTony GarnettRoland JofféChristine HargreavesIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay setDuration 105 minutes. Prix Italia 1978, Golden Award and Best Script at Prague 1978. Repeated 6 Sep 1979, and on BBC2 25 Aug 1993 and 17 Jul 1999.
31 Jan 1978DestinyDavid EdgarMargaret MathesonMike NewellColin JeavonsAdapted from the play. Duration 105 minutes. Repeated 14 Aug 1979.
7 Feb 1978Our Day OutWilly RussellDavid RosePedr JamesAlun ArmstrongDVD release by Simply MediaFirst shown as a Play Of The Week on BBC2, 28 December 1977. Repeated on BBC2 26 Dec 1979, and in 3 instalments under Scene, 14, 21 & 28 Jan 1994.
14 Feb 1978The After Dinner JokeCaryl ChurchillMargaret MathesonColin BuckseyPaula Wilcox
18 Apr 1978Days Of Hope: 1916 - Joining UpJim AllenTony GarnettKen LoachPaul CopleyIncluded on the 'Ken Loach at the BBC' DVD boxsetFirst shown 11 September 1975.
25 Apr 1978Days Of Hope: 1921 - Every Pit In Britain Is IdleFirst shown 18 September 1975.
2 May 1978Days Of Hope: 1924 - A MiracleFirst shown 25 September 1975.
9 May 1978Days Of Hope: 1926 - General StrikeFirst shown 2 October 1975.
1 Aug 1978The Price Of Coal: Meet The PeopleBarry HinesTony GarnettKen LoachBobby KnuttIncluded on the 'Ken Loach at the BBC' DVD boxsetFirst shown 29 March 1977.
8 Aug 1978The Price Of Coal: Back To RealityFirst shown 5 April 1977.
22 Aug 1978The Legion Hall BombingCaryl ChurchillMargaret MathesonRoland JofféDavid Kelly
Season Nine
17 Oct 1978NinaJehane MarkhamMargaret MathesonAlan ClarkeJack ShepherdIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay set
24 Oct 1978Victims Of ApartheidTom ClarkeRichard EyreStuart BurgeJohn KaniIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay set
31 Oct 1978A Touch Of The Tiny HackettsJohn Esmonde & Bob LarbeyJames Cellan JonesRay Brooks
7 Nov 1978Dinner At The Sporting ClubLeon GriffithsKenith TroddBrian GibsonJohn ThawDVD release by Simply Media
14 Nov 1978Donal And SallyJames DuthieAnne HeadBrian ParkerGerard KellyBest Direction, 1979 Prague International Television Festival. Repeated 8 Jul 1980.
21 Nov 1978Sorry…Václav Havel & Vera BlackwellInnes LloydClaude WhathamMichael CrawfordAdapted and translated by Vera Blackwell from the Vaněk plays Private View (a.k.a. Unveiling) and Audience. Repeated 6 Jan 1990.
28 Nov 1978Butterflies Don't CountWally K. DalyInnes LloydKenneth IvesFrank Mills
5 Dec 1978Soldiers Talking, CleanlyMike StottRichard EyreAlan DossorBob Mason
12 Dec 1978One Bummer News DayAndy McSmithRichard EyreMichael DarlowSimon Rouse
2 Jan 1979The Out Of Town BoysRon HutchinsonDavid RoseRobert KnightsJoe LynchFrom BBC Birmingham
9 Jan 1979VampiresDixie WilliamsTara PremJohn GoldschmidtPeter MoranFrom BBC Birmingham
16 Jan 1979The Chief MournerJohn ElliotDavid RoseDavid RoseRichard PascoFrom BBC Birmingham
23 Jan 1979Waterloo SunsetBarrie KeeffeRichard EyreQueenie WattsRepeated 5 Aug 1980.
30 Jan 1979Blue Remembered HillsDennis PotterKenith TroddBrian GibsonColin WellandIncluded on the 'Helen Mirren at the BBC' DVD setBAFTA Best Single Play and Best Director 1979. Repeated on BBC2 30 May 1980 and 6 Nov 1986.
5 Feb 1979Who's WhoMike LeighMargaret MathesonMike LeighSimon ChandlerIncluded on the 'Mike Leigh at the BBC' DVD setRepeated on BBC2 7 Sep 1982.
13 Feb 1979The Last Window CleanerRon HutchinsonKenith TroddBill CraskePatrick Magee
27 Feb 1979Ploughman's ShareDouglas DunnPharic MacLarenFiona CummingDuncan BrewsterFrom BBC Scotland
6 Mar 1979Degree Of UncertaintyAlma CullenPharic MacLarenPaul AnnettJennie LindenFrom BBC Scotland
13 Mar 1979LightTony PerrinRichard EyreJane HowellJim Norton
10 Apr 1979Coming OutJames Andrew HallKenith TroddCarol WisemanAnton RodgersRepeated on BBC2 13 Jun 1980.
24 Jul 1979Don't Be SillyRachel BillingtonInnes LloydKenneth IvesSusan FleetwoodRepeated 12 Aug 1980. Repeated on BBC Four 10 Nov 2020.
Season Ten
11 Oct 1979Long Distance InformationNeville SmithRichard EyreStephen FrearsNeville SmithRepeated on BBC2 4 Oct 1980.
18 Oct 1979Cries From A WatchtowerStephen LoweRichard EyreGiles FosterPaix Copley
25 Oct 1979ComediansTrevor GriffithsRichard EyreRichard EyreBill FraserAdapted from the stage play. Repeated 19 Aug 1980, and on BBC2 9 May 1993.
1 Nov 1979Even SolomonAndrew TaylorAnne HeadRoger BamfordPaul Henley
8 Nov 1979Just A Boys' GamePeter McDougallRichard EyreJohn MackenzieFrankie MillerIncluded on the Play for Today Vol.2 BFI BluRay set; 'The Peter McDougall Collection' DVD setRepeated 26 Aug 1980. Repeated on BBC Four 27 Oct 2020.
13 Nov 1979BillyG. F. NewmanKenith TroddCharles StewartJason PlenderleithRepeated 10 Nov 1981.
29 Nov 1979A Hole In BabylonJim Hawkins & Horace OvéGraham BensonHorace OvéT-Bone WilsonBased on events of the 1975 Spaghetti House siege. Repeated on BBC2 27 Jun 1992. Repeated on BBC Four 20 Oct 2020.
6 Dec 1979The Slab BoysJohn ByrnePharic MacLarenBob HirdGerard KellyDVD release by John Williams ProductionsAdapted from the play.
13 Dec 1979Katie: The Year Of A ChildIan Cullen & John NortonJohn NortonBarry DavisMargaret Kelly
20 Dec 1979The NetworkStephen FaganAnne HeadDerek ListerAnthony Bate
2 Jan 1980The Black StuffAlan BleasdaleDavid RoseJim GoddardBernard HillIncluded on the 'Boys from the Black Stuff' DVD setThe Black Stuff was commissioned and produced for the Play for Today strand in 1978, but not broadcast until 1980, as a one-off play on BBC2 (not billed as a Play for Today). However BBC sources today generally do refer to it as a Play for Today.
3 Jan 1980Chance Of A LifetimeRobert HolmanRichard EyreGiles FosterDavid DakerRepeated 3 Sep 1981.
10 Jan 1980Keep SmilingPaul JoyceDavid RosePaul JoyceStephen MooreFrom BBC Birmingham
17 Jan 1980Dreams Of LeavingDavid HareDavid RoseDavid HareBill NighyFrom BBC Birmingham
24 Jan 1980Thicker Than WaterBrian GloverTara PremAlan GrintColin DouglasFrom BBC Birmingham
31 Jan 1980Murder RapMichael HastingsRichard EyrePeter DuffellArthur LovegroveRepeated 13 Aug 1981.
7 Feb 1980Instant Enlightenment Including VATAndrew CarrInnes LloydJohn BruceSimon CallowPostponed from 22 Nov 1979.
14 Feb 1980No DefenceChris KewbankInnes LloydClive HallsIllona Linthwaite
21 Feb 1980That Crazy WomanDavid HopkinsJohn NortonBill CraskeZena Walker
28 Feb 1980A Gift From NessusWilliam McIlvanney & Bill CraigPharic MacLarenJames OrmerodKen HutchisonNovel by William McIlvanney, dramatised by Bill Craig; from BBC Scotland.
6 Mar 1980Kate, The Good NeighbourPeter RansleyRichard BrokeJohn BruceRachel KempsonRepeated 27 Aug 1981.
13 Mar 1980BusesGeoffrey CaseTerry ColesTim KingSebastian Abineri
20 Mar 1980Shadows on Our SkinJennifer Johnston & Derek MahonKenith TroddJim O'BrienMacRea ClarkeScreenplay by Derek Mahon from the novel by Jennifer Johnston. Repeated 20 Aug 1981.
27 Mar 1980LadiesCarol BunyanKenith TroddDurmuid LawrencePatsy Rowlands
3 Apr 1980The Vanishing ArmyRobert HollesInnes LloydRichard LoncraineBill PatersonFirst shown as a Play Of The Week on BBC2 29 Nov 1978, and repeated on BBC1 28 Aug 1979.
10 Apr 1980Not For The Likes Of UsGilly FraserW. Stephen GilbertTim KingPam St ClementFrom BBC Bristol
17 Apr 1980The ExecutionerLionel GoldsteinInnes LloydKenneth IvesPaul Rogers
24 Apr 1980The Imitation GameIan McEwanRichard EyreRichard EyreHarriet WalterDVD release by Simply MediaRepeated on BBC2 8 Sep 1981 and 12 May 1993.
14 May 1980A Walk In The ForestJeremy PaulCarol RobertsonJack GoldJohn AldertonRepeated on BBC2 6 Jul 1980.
24 Jun 1980On Giant's ShouldersMarjorie Wallace, Michael Robson, William Humble & Anthony SimmonsMark ShivasAnthony SimmonsJudi DenchBased on the book by Marjorie Wallace and Michael Robson, dramatised by William Humble and Anthony Simmons. First shown as a Play Of The Week on BBC2, 28 Mar 1979. Repeated on BBC2 4 Nov 1986.
1 Jul 1980Fearless FrankAndrew DaviesLouis MarksColin BuckseyLeonard RossiterFirst shown as a Play Of The Week on BBC2, 4 Oct 1978.
Season Eleven
21 Oct 1980PasmoreRichard Eyre & David StoreyAnn ScottRichard EyrePhilip JacksonScreenplay by Richard Eyre from the novel by David Storey. Repeated 10 Aug 1982.
28 Oct 1980C2H5OHDavid TurnerInnes LloydJames Cellan JonesDinsdale LandenTitle is the chemical formula for ethanol (alcohol).
4 Nov 1980The Adventures Of Frank: 1 - Everybody's Fiddling SomethingJohn McGrath, Mark Brown, Mike O'Neill & Si CoweRichard EyreJohn McGrathMick FordA musical play in two parts by John McGrath, with music by Mark Brown and additional songs by Mike O'Neill and Si Cowe.
11 Nov 1980The Adventures Of Frank: 2 - Seeds Of Ice
18 Nov 1980Minor ComplicationsPeter RansleyRichard BrokeMoira ArmstrongPaola DionisottiRepeated 3 Aug 1982.
2 Dec 1980JudeLesley BruceJune RobertsBill CraskeDorian Ford
9 Dec 1980The Flipside Of Dominick HideJeremy Paul & Alan GibsonChris CherryAlan GibsonPeter FirthDVD release by BBCRepeated 7 Dec 1982, and on BBC4 26 Feb 2006, 20 May 2006 and 26 Jul 2008.
16 Dec 1980Name For The DayColin Haydn EvansAnne HeadBill BainRichard O'Callaghan
23 Dec 1980JessieBryan ForbesNeil ZeigerBryan ForbesNanette NewmanRepeated 11 Dec 1982.
6 Jan 1981Beyond The PaleLes BlairJohn NortonLes BlairMichael Maynard
13 Jan 1981The Muscle MarketAlan BleasdaleMichael WearingAlan DossorPete PostlethwaiteFrom BBC Birmingham
20 Jan 1981A Brush With Mr. Porter On The Road To El DoradoDon HaworthMichael WearingBaz TaylorChristopher BenjaminFrom BBC Birmingham
3 Feb 1981The CauseDerek ListerTerry ColesBarry DavisJimmy Jewel
10 Feb 1981Beloved EnemyDavid Leland & Charles LevinsonKeith WilliamsAlan ClarkeGraham CrowdenIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay setDerived from the book Vodka Cola by Charles Levinson.
17 Feb 1981The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion DinnerStewart ParkerNeil ZeigerBaz TaylorPeter Sallis
24 Feb 1981The UnionTony PerrinInnes LloydRonald WilsonIan Hogg
3 Mar 1981SorryCarol BunyanJohn NortonAlistair ClarkNicholas BallRepeated 17 Aug 1982.
10 Mar 1981Shai Mala Khani
The Garland
H. O. Nazareth & Horace OvéPeter AnsorgeHorace OvéTariq YunusFrom BBC Birmingham
17 Mar 1981The Sin BinTony ParkerJune RobertsJohn GorrieKenneth Cranham
24 Mar 1981Before Water LiliesRobert MarshallChris CherryAlan CharlesworthColin Bruce
31 Mar 1981Bavarian NightAndrew DaviesLouis MarksJack GoldGawn Grainger
7 Apr 1981The Good Time GirlsAlan ClewsPharic MacLarenGareth DaviesAnne KristenFrom BBC Scotland. Repeated 27 Jul 1982.
21 Apr 1981Baby TalkNigel WilliamsAnne HeadDerek ListerSusan Littler
28 Apr 1981A Turn For The WorseJohn BillJohn NortonBill HaysBernard Hill
12 May 1981Psy-WarriorsDavid LelandJune RobertsAlan ClarkeRosalind AyresIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay setAdapted from the play.
Season Twelve
20 Oct 1981CountryTrevor GriffithsAnn ScottRichard EyreLeo McKernRepeated on BBC2 26 May 1993. Repeated on BBC Four 12 Oct 2020.
27 Oct 1981London Is DrowningGraham WilliamsChris CherryMartyn FriendDavid Neal
3 Nov 1981A Room For The WinterRose TremainJune RobertsJim GoddardJack Shepherd
17 Nov 1981No Visible ScarRosemary DaviesInnes LloydMoira ArmstrongBarbara Flynn
24 Nov 1981Iris In The Traffic, Ruby In The RainStewart ParkerJune RobertsJohn BruceFrances TomeltyRepeated on BBC2 15 Feb 1989.
1 Dec 1981ProtestVáclav Havel & Vera BlackwellInnes LloydAlistair ClarkNigel HawthorneTranslated and adapted by Vera Blackwell from the play.
8 Dec 1981United KingdomJim AllenKenith TroddRoland JofféColin Welland
15 Dec 1981P.Q. 17Roger Milner & Captain Jack BroomeInnes LloydFrank CoxRichard BriersFrom the book Convoy Is To Scatter by Captain Jack Broome.
22 Dec 1981The FactoryDavid HopkinsInnes LloydGerald BlakeLeonard Rossiter
5 Jan 1982England's Greens And Peasant LandRita MayJohn NortonJim HillRon Delta
12 Jan 1982A Cotswold DeathTony BicatMichael WearingTony BicatTony Richardson
19 Jan 1982Under the SkinJaney PregerPeter AnsorgeTony SmithJacqueline Tong
26 Jan 1982CommitmentsDusty HughesAnn ScottRichard WilsonKevin McNallyAdapted from the play. Exists only as a domestic video recording.
2 Feb 1982Life After DeathRachel BillingtonInnes LloydAnthony SimmonsDorothy Tutin
9 Feb 1982The Silly SeasonStephen MulrinePharic MacLarenAlex MarshallDerek AndersFrom BBC Scotland
16 Feb 1982Too Late To Talk To BillyJ. Graham ReidNeil Zeiger and Chris ParrPaul SeedJames EllisFirst of the Billy trilogy. Repeated 3 May 1983.
23 Feb 1982Willie's Last StandJim AllenAlan SeymourBrian ParkerPaul Freeman
9 Mar 1982TishooBrian ThompsonJohn NortonGerald BlakePaul Daneman
16 Mar 1982Home, Sweet HomeMike LeighLouis MarksMike LeighTimothy SpallIncluded on the 'Mike Leigh at the BBC' DVD set
23 Mar 1982A Sudden WrenchPaula MilneAlan ShallcrossJon AmielRosemary MartinRepeated on BBC2 18 Mar 1983.
30 Mar 1982Eve Set The Balls Of Corruption RollingMarcella EvaristiBob McIntoshDavid MaloneyDebbie WheelerFrom BBC Scotland. Pye Award for Best Writer New to Television, 1982
6 Apr 1982Whistling WallyWally K. DalyInnes LloydGerald BlakeKenneth Farrington
Season Thirteen
19 Oct 1982Soft TargetsStephen PoliakoffKenith TroddCharles SturridgeHelen MirrenIncluded on the 'Helen Mirren at the BBC' DVD setRepeated on BBC4 25 Jan 2003.
26 Oct 19823 Minute HeroesLeslie StewartColin RogersMichael CustancePhilip FreemanFrom BBC Birmingham
2 Nov 1982The Remainder ManPhilip MartinAnn ScottRichard WilsonSheila Hancock
9 Nov 1982Intensive CareAlan BennettInnes LloydGavin MillarAlan BennettRepeated on BBC2 9 Aug 1992.
16 Nov 1982A Mother Like HimFrances GalleymoreAlan ShallcrossBaz TaylorPerry Fenwick
23 Nov 1982John DavidPaula MilneBrenda ReidRodney BennettGwen Watford
30 Nov 1982AliensAlan ClewsBob McIntoshDavid MaloneyAnthony HigginsFrom BBC Scotland
14 Dec 1982Another Flip For DominickJeremy Paul & Alan GibsonChris CherryAlan GibsonPeter FirthBBC DVD releaseRepeated on BBC4 27 May 2006 and 2 Aug 2008.
1 Mar 1983Last LoveReg GadneyAlan ShallcrossNicholas RentonElizabeth Sellars
8 Mar 1983Gates Of GoldMaurice LeitchChris ParrJon AmielPeter Bayliss
15 Mar 1983Wayne And AlbertDavid HopkinsAlan ShallcrossSarah Pia AndersonArthur English
29 Mar 1983AtlantisPeter TersonColin RogersLes ChatfieldFrank MiddlemassFrom BBC Birmingham
5 Apr 1983The Last TermRaymond HitchcockRosemary HillPhilip Bonham-CarterChristopher Villiers
12 Apr 1983Reluctant ChickensDavid CreganRoger GregoryGareth DaviesPatrick TroughtonFrom BBC Birmingham
19 Apr 1983Shall I Be Mother?Peter RansleyAnne HeadRonald WilsonEva Griffith
26 Apr 1983The Falklands FactorDon ShawLouis MarksColin BuckseyDonald Pleasence
10 May 1983A Matter Of Choice For BillyGraham ReidNeil ZeigerPaul SeedKenneth BranaghSecond of the Billy trilogy.
Season Fourteen
14 Feb 1984Young ShouldersJohn Wain & Robert SmithBernard KrichefskiSilvio NarizzanoDavid HorovitchScreenplay by Robert Smith and John Wain of the novel.
21 Feb 1984A Coming To Terms For BillyGraham ReidChris ParrPaul SeedKenneth BranaghThird of the Billy trilogy. From BBC Northern Ireland.
28 Feb 1984Z For ZachariahAnthony GarnerNeil ZeigerAnthony GarnerAnthony AndrewsAdapted from the novel. Duration 120 minutes.
6 Mar 1984Moving On The EdgeRose TremainRosemary HillAnthony GarnerEleanor Bron
13 Mar 1984Desert Of LiesHoward BrentonMichael WearingPiers HaggardCherie Lunghi
20 Mar 1984Hard FeelingsDoug LucieMichael WearingMichael BradwellFrances BarberAdapted from the play.
27 Mar 1984Under The HammerStephen FaganMichael WearingRichard WilsonPeter Vaughan
3 Apr 1984KingBarrie KeeffeMichael WearingTony SmithThomas Baptiste
10 Apr 1984Rainy Day WomenDavid PirieMichael WearingBen BoltCharles DanceRepeated on BBC2 8 Sep 1990.
17 Jul 1984Dog EndsRichard HarrisAndrée MolyneuxCarol WisemanLeonard Rossiter
24 Jul 1984The Groundling And The KiteLeonard PrestonColin RogersPeter JefferiesJohn DuttineFrom BBC Birmingham
31 Jul 1984The CryDerek Mahon & Chris Menaul from a story by John MontagueChris ParrChris MenaulAdrian DunbarAdapted from a story by John Montague.
14 Aug 1984It Could Happen To AnybodyHugh McManusBob McIntoshLaurence MoodyAnn Scott-JonesFrom BBC Scotland
21 Aug 1984Only ChildrenJudy ForrestAlan ShallcrossMichael RolfeCharlotte Cornwell
28 Aug 1984The Amazing Miss Stella EstelleLeslie StewartRob WalkerJohn DavisElaine Lordan
Postponed broadcasts
25 Aug 1987Brimstone & TreacleDennis PotterKenith TroddBarry DavisDenholm ElliottBBC DVD releasePostponed from 6 April 1976. Repeated on BBC2 5 Sep 1998 and on BBC4 2 Jan 2005.
27 Jul 1991ScumRoy MintonMargaret MathesonAlan ClarkeRay WinstoneIncluded in the 'Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC' BluRay setPostponed from 8 November 1977.
UnbroadcastPillionPaul CopleyRichard EyreKeith EvansRecorded in 1979 but never transmitted.