Play for Today

Play for Today (1970)


  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1970-10-15
  • Last Air Date: 1984-08-28
  • Total Seasons: 14
  • Total Episodes: 308
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 75 min.
  • Networks: BBC One
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Summary

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 between fifty and a hundred minutes in duration.

  • Keywords: based on play or musical, anthology
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    Play for Today Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1987-08-25
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1970-10-15
    23 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1971-10-14
    19 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1972-10-09
    28 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1973-10-18
    22 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1974-10-31
    22 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1975-10-14
    25 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1976-09-14
    19 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1977-10-18
    18 Episodes

    Season 9

    First Air Date: 1978-10-17
    21 Episodes

    Season 10

    First Air Date: 1979-10-11
    28 Episodes

    Season 11

    First Air Date: 1980-10-21
    27 Episodes

    Season 12

    First Air Date: 1981-10-20
    22 Episodes

    Season 13

    First Air Date: 1982-10-19
    18 Episodes

    Season 14

    First Air Date: 1983-10-25
    16 Episodes

    Play for Today Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Long Distance Piano Player100 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Right Prospectus75 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Lie90 min
    Season 1Episode 4Angels Are So Few65 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Write-Off75 min
    Season 1Episode 6I Can't See My Little Willie75 min
    Season 1Episode 7A Distant Thunder50 min
    Season 1Episode 8Hearts and Flowers75 min
    Season 1Episode 9Robin Redbreast75 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Hallelujah Handshake75 min
    Season 1Episode 11Alma Mater85 min
    Season 1Episode 12Circle Line65 min
    Season 1Episode 13Hell's Angel75 min
    Season 1Episode 14The Piano65 min
    Season 1Episode 15Billy's Last Stand50 min
    Season 1Episode 16The Rainbirds65 min
    Season 1Episode 17Reddick75 min
    Season 1Episode 18The Foxtrot70 min
    Season 1Episode 19When the Bough Breaks75 min
    Season 1Episode 20Orkney90 min
    Season 1Episode 21The Rank and File75 min
    Season 1Episode 22The Man in the Sidecar75 min
    Season 1Episode 23Everybody Say Cheese75 min
    Season 2Episode 1Traitor60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Edna, the Inebriate Woman90 min
    Season 2Episode 3Evelyn50 min
    Season 2Episode 4O Fat White Woman70 min
    Season 2Episode 5Thank You Very Much40 min
    Season 2Episode 6Michael Regan70 min
    Season 2Episode 7Skin Deep75 min
    Season 2Episode 8Pal75 min
    Season 2Episode 9The Pigeon Fancier75 min
    Season 2Episode 10Home75 min
    Season 2Episode 11Still Waters75 min
    Season 2Episode 12Stocker's Copper75 min
    Season 2Episode 13The House on Highbury Hill75 min
    Season 2Episode 14In the Beautiful Caribbean75 min
    Season 2Episode 15Ackerman, Dougall and Harker75 min
    Season 2Episode 16The Villa Maroc75 min
    Season 2Episode 17Cows75 min
    Season 2Episode 18A Time to Keep75 min
    Season 2Episode 19The Fishing Party75 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Reporters75 min
    Season 3Episode 2A Life Is Forever75 min
    Season 3Episode 3Carson Country75 min
    Season 3Episode 4Man Friday75 min
    Season 3Episode 5Triple Exposure75 min
    Season 3Episode 6Better than the Movies75 min
    Season 3Episode 7The General's Day75 min
    Season 3Episode 8The Bankrupt75 min
    Season 3Episode 9Just Your Luck75 min
    Season 3Episode 10The Bouncing Boy75 min
    Season 3Episode 11Shakespeare or Bust75 min
    Season 3Episode 12Land of Green Ginger75 min
    Season 3Episode 13Kisses at Fifty75 min
    Season 3Episode 14Highway Robbery75 min
    Season 3Episode 15Song at Twilight75 min
    Season 3Episode 16Only Make Believe75 min
    Season 3Episode 17For Sylvia or the Air Show75 min
    Season 3Episode 18The Operation75 min
    Season 3Episode 19Access to the Children75 min
    Season 3Episode 20Hard Labour75 min
    Season 3Episode 21Man Above Men75 min
    Season 3Episode 22Speech Day75 min
    Season 3Episode 23Steps Back75 min
    Season 3Episode 24Three's One75 min
    Season 3Episode 25Edward G.--Like the Film Star75 min
    Season 3Episode 26Blooming Youth75 min
    Season 3Episode 27The Stretch75 min
    Season 3Episode 28Making the Play75 min
    Season 4Episode 1Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont75 min
    Season 4Episode 2Her Majesty's Pleasure75 min
    Season 4Episode 3Jack Point75 min
    Season 4Episode 4The Emergency Channel75 min
    Season 4Episode 5Mummy and Daddy75 min
    Season 4Episode 6Private Practice75 min
    Season 4Episode 7Shutdown75 min
    Season 4Episode 8Baby Blues75 min
    Season 4Episode 9Jingle Bells75 min
    Season 4Episode 10The Lonely Man's Lover75 min
    Season 4Episode 11All Good Men75 min
    Season 4Episode 12Joe's Ark75 min
    Season 4Episode 13Hot Fat75 min
    Season 4Episode 14Easy Go75 min
    Season 4Episode 15Headmaster75 min
    Season 4Episode 16Penda's Fen75 min
    Season 4Episode 17Pigeon--Hawk or Dove?75 min
    Season 4Episode 18Three for the Fancy75 min
    Season 4Episode 19The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil75 min
    Season 4Episode 20Schmoedipus75 min
    Season 4Episode 21The Childhood Friend75 min
    Season 4Episode 22A Follower for Emily75 min
    Season 5Episode 1Leeds--United!75 min
    Season 5Episode 2Baby Love75 min
    Season 5Episode 3Back of Beyond75 min
    Season 5Episode 4The Bevellers75 min
    Season 5Episode 5Taking Leave75 min
    Season 5Episode 6Fugitive75 min
    Season 5Episode 7Eleanor75 min
    Season 5Episode 8Gangsters75 min
    Season 5Episode 9The After Dinner Game75 min
    Season 5Episode 10Breath75 min
    Season 5Episode 11The Death of a Young, Young Man75 min
    Season 5Episode 12Sunset Across the Bay75 min
    Season 5Episode 13Funny Farm75 min
    Season 5Episode 14Goodbye75 min
    Season 5Episode 15Just Another Saturday75 min
    Season 5Episode 16A Child of Hope75 min
    Season 5Episode 17The Saturday Party75 min
    Season 5Episode 18Wednesday Love75 min
    Season 5Episode 19The Dandelion Clock75 min
    Season 5Episode 20Brassneck75 min
    Season 5Episode 21The Floater75 min
    Season 5Episode 22By Common Consent75 min
    Season 6Episode 1Plaintiffs and Defendants75 min
    Season 6Episode 2Two Sundays75 min
    Season 6Episode 3Moss75 min
    Season 6Episode 484 Charing Cross Road75 min
    Season 6Episode 5Keep an Eye on Albert75 min
    Season 6Episode 6Children of the Sun75 min
    Season 6Episode 7After the Solo75 min
    Season 6Episode 8Through the Night75 min
    Season 6Episode 9A Passage to England75 min
    Season 6Episode 10Rumpole of the Bailey75 min
    Season 6Episode 11The Other Woman75 min
    Season 6Episode 12Nuts in May75 min
    Season 6Episode 13Doran's Box75 min
    Season 6Episode 14Packman's Barn75 min
    Season 6Episode 15A Story to Frighten the Children75 min
    Season 6Episode 16The Happy Hunting Ground75 min
    Season 6Episode 17The Jumping Bean Bag75 min
    Season 6Episode 18Clay, Smeddum and Greenden75 min
    Season 6Episode 19Love Letters on Blue Paper75 min
    Season 6Episode 20Willie Rough75 min
    Season 6Episode 21Tiptoe Through the Tulips75 min
    Season 6Episode 22The Peddler75 min
    Season 6Episode 23Early Struggles75 min
    Season 6Episode 24Double Dare75 min
    Season 6Episode 25The House of Bernarda Alba75 min
    Season 7Episode 1The Bar Mitzvah Boy75 min
    Season 7Episode 2Bet Your Life75 min
    Season 7Episode 3Rocky Marciano Is Dead75 min
    Season 7Episode 4The Elephants' Graveyard75 min
    Season 7Episode 5Housewives' Choice75 min
    Season 7Episode 6Your Man from Six Counties75 min
    Season 7Episode 7Buffet75 min
    Season 7Episode 8Love on a Gunboat75 min
    Season 7Episode 9The Kiss of Death75 min
    Season 7Episode 10Our Flesh and Blood75 min
    Season 7Episode 11Do as I Say75 min
    Season 7Episode 12Spend, Spend, Spend75 min
    Season 7Episode 13A Photograph75 min
    Season 7Episode 14The Price of Coal (1)75 min
    Season 7Episode 15The Price of Coal (2)75 min
    Season 7Episode 16Gotcha75 min
    Season 7Episode 17Campion's Interview75 min
    Season 7Episode 18A Choice of Evils75 min
    Season 7Episode 19The Country Party75 min
    Season 8Episode 1Stronger Than the Sun75 min
    Season 8Episode 2Come the Revolution75 min
    Season 8Episode 3Abigail's Party75 min
    Season 8Episode 4Oy Vay Maria75 min
    Season 8Episode 5Nipper75 min
    Season 8Episode 6One Day at a Time75 min
    Season 8Episode 7The Mayor's Charity75 min
    Season 8Episode 8Catchpenny Twist75 min
    Season 8Episode 9Charades75 min
    Season 8Episode 10The Thin End of the Wedge75 min
    Season 8Episode 11Scully's New Year's Eve75 min
    Season 8Episode 12Licking Hitler75 min
    Season 8Episode 13Red Shift75 min
    Season 8Episode 14The Spongers75 min
    Season 8Episode 15Destiny75 min
    Season 8Episode 16The After Dinner Joke75 min
    Season 8Episode 17The Legion Hall Bombing75 min
    Season 9Episode 1Nina75 min
    Season 9Episode 2Victims of Apartheid75 min
    Season 9Episode 3A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts75 min
    Season 9Episode 4Dinner at the Sporting Club75 min
    Season 9Episode 5Donal and Sally75 min
    Season 9Episode 6Sorry75 min
    Season 9Episode 7Butterflies Don't Count75 min
    Season 9Episode 8Soldiers Talking Cleanly75 min
    Season 9Episode 9One Bummer Newsday75 min
    Season 9Episode 10The Out of Town Boys75 min
    Season 9Episode 11Vampires75 min
    Season 9Episode 12The Chief Mourner75 min
    Season 9Episode 13Waterloo Sunset75 min
    Season 9Episode 14Blue Remembered Hills75 min
    Season 9Episode 15Who's Who75 min
    Season 9Episode 16The Last Window Cleaner75 min
    Season 9Episode 17Ploughman's Share75 min
    Season 9Episode 18Degree of Uncertainty75 min
    Season 9Episode 19Light75 min
    Season 9Episode 20Coming Out75 min
    Season 9Episode 21Don't Be Silly75 min
    Season 10Episode 1Long Distance Information75 min
    Season 10Episode 2Cries from a Watchtower75 min
    Season 10Episode 3Comedians75 min
    Season 10Episode 4Even Solomon75 min
    Season 10Episode 5Just a Boy's Game75 min
    Season 10Episode 6Billy75 min
    Season 10Episode 7A Hole in Babylon75 min
    Season 10Episode 8The Slab-Boys75 min
    Season 10Episode 9Katie75 min
    Season 10Episode 10The Network75 min
    Season 10Episode 11Chance of a Lifetime75 min
    Season 10Episode 12Keep Smiling75 min
    Season 10Episode 13Dreams of Leaving75 min
    Season 10Episode 14Thicker Than Water75 min
    Season 10Episode 15Murder Rap75 min
    Season 10Episode 16Instant Enlightenment Including VAT75 min
    Season 10Episode 17No Defence75 min
    Season 10Episode 18That Crazy Woman75 min
    Season 10Episode 19A Gift from Nessus75 min
    Season 10Episode 20Kate, the Good Neighbour75 min
    Season 10Episode 21Buses75 min
    Season 10Episode 22Shadows on Our Skin75 min
    Season 10Episode 23Ladies75 min
    Season 10Episode 24The Vanishing Army75 min
    Season 10Episode 25Not for the Likes of Us75 min
    Season 10Episode 26The Executioner75 min
    Season 10Episode 27The Imitation Game75 min
    Season 10Episode 28A Walk in the Forest75 min
    Season 11Episode 1Pasmore75 min
    Season 11Episode 2C2H5OH75 min
    Season 11Episode 3The Adventures of Frank: Everybody's Fiddling Something75 min
    Season 11Episode 4The Adventures of Frank: Seeds of Ice75 min
    Season 11Episode 5Minor Complications75 min
    Season 11Episode 6Number on End75 min
    Season 11Episode 7Jude75 min
    Season 11Episode 8The Flipside of Dominick Hyde75 min
    Season 11Episode 9Name for the Day75 min
    Season 11Episode 10Jessie75 min
    Season 11Episode 11Beyond the Pale75 min
    Season 11Episode 12The Muscle Market75 min
    Season 11Episode 13A Brush with Mr. Porter on the Road to El Dorado75 min
    Season 11Episode 14Dear Brutus75 min
    Season 11Episode 15The Cause75 min
    Season 11Episode 16Beloved Enemy75 min
    Season 11Episode 17The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner75 min
    Season 11Episode 18The Union75 min
    Season 11Episode 19Sorry75 min
    Season 11Episode 20The Garland75 min
    Season 11Episode 21The Sin Bin75 min
    Season 11Episode 22Before Water Lillies75 min
    Season 11Episode 23Bavarian Night75 min
    Season 11Episode 24The Good Time Girls75 min
    Season 11Episode 25Baby Talk75 min
    Season 11Episode 26A Turn for the Worse75 min
    Season 11Episode 27Psy-Warriors75 min
    Season 12Episode 1Country75 min
    Season 12Episode 2London Is Drowning75 min
    Season 12Episode 3A Room for the Winter75 min
    Season 12Episode 4No Visible Scar75 min
    Season 12Episode 5Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain75 min
    Season 12Episode 6Protest75 min
    Season 12Episode 7United Kingdom75 min
    Season 12Episode 8PQ1775 min
    Season 12Episode 9The Factory75 min
    Season 12Episode 10England's Green and Pleasant Land75 min
    Season 12Episode 11A Cotswold Death75 min
    Season 12Episode 12Under the Skin75 min
    Season 12Episode 13Commitments75 min
    Season 12Episode 14Life After Death75 min
    Season 12Episode 15The Silly Season75 min
    Season 12Episode 16Too Late to Talk to Billy75 min
    Season 12Episode 17Willie's Last Stand75 min
    Season 12Episode 18Tishoo75 min
    Season 12Episode 19Home Sweet Home75 min
    Season 12Episode 20A Sudden Wrench75 min
    Season 12Episode 21Eve Set the Balls of Corruption Going75 min
    Season 12Episode 22Whistling Wally75 min
    Season 13Episode 1Soft Targets75 min
    Season 13Episode 2Three Minute Heroes75 min
    Season 13Episode 3The Remainder Man75 min
    Season 13Episode 4Intensive Care75 min
    Season 13Episode 5A Mother Like Him75 min
    Season 13Episode 6John David75 min
    Season 13Episode 7Aliens75 min
    Season 13Episode 8Another Flip for Dominick75 min
    Season 13Episode 9Last Love75 min
    Season 13Episode 10Gates of Gold75 min
    Season 13Episode 11Wayne and Albert75 min
    Season 13Episode 12Atlantis75 min
    Season 13Episode 13The Last Term75 min
    Season 13Episode 14Reluctant Chickens75 min
    Season 13Episode 15Shall I Be Mother?75 min
    Season 13Episode 16The Falklands Factor75 min
    Season 13Episode 17A Matter of Choice for Billy75 min
    Season 13Episode 18Floating Off75 min
    Season 14Episode 1Stan's Last Game75 min
    Season 14Episode 2Young Shoulders75 min
    Season 14Episode 3A Coming to Terms for Billy75 min
    Season 14Episode 4Z for Zachariah75 min
    Season 14Episode 5Moving on the Edge75 min
    Season 14Episode 6Desert of Lies75 min
    Season 14Episode 7Hard Feelings75 min
    Season 14Episode 8Under the Hammer75 min
    Season 14Episode 9King75 min
    Season 14Episode 10Rainy Day Women75 min
    Season 14Episode 11Dog Ends75 min
    Season 14Episode 12The Groundling and the Kite75 min
    Season 14Episode 13The Cry75 min
    Season 14Episode 14It Could Happen to Anybody75 min
    Season 14Episode 15Only Children75 min
    Season 14Episode 16The Amazing Miss Stella Estelle75 min
    Writing Colin Welland Writer
    Production Graeme MacDonald Producer

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