BBC Play of the Month

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1965
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent... read more

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.

Original Release

10/19/1965 on BBC

Cast

Jeremy Brett Basil Hallward
Rex Robinson
George Merritt Old man
Peter Copley The Home Secretary
Michael Jayston Edmund
Michael Jayston Jack Worthing
Bill Fraser Boanerges
Magda Miller Countess of Basildon
Timothy Stark Eyolf
Noel Hood Lady Jedburgh
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Dangerous Corner Sunday, 22 May 1983
2 The Gay Lord Quex Monday, 13 June 1983
3 Infidelities Monday, 12 September 1983
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Directors

John Gorrie, Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, Basil Coleman, Alan Cooke, Donald McWhinnie, Waris Hussein, James MacTaggart, James Cellan Jones, Alan Bridges, William Slater, Bill Hays, Michael Darlow, David Giles, Christopher Morahan, Herbert Wise, Alan Clarke, Don Taylor, Alvin Rakoff, Claude Whatham, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, James Ormerod, Piers Haggard, Anthony Page, Gareth Davies, Michael Elliott, Stuart Burge, Moira Armstrong, Terence Dudley, Peter Wood, Ronald Wilson, David Hugh Jones, Jonathan Miller, Philip Saville, Robert Knights, Jack Gold, Alan Gibson, Philip Dudley, Jane Howell, Naomi Capon, John Glenister, Raymond Menmuir

Writers

George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Terence Rattigan, E.M. Forster, Oscar Wilde, Hugh Whitemore, Henrik Ibsen, J.B. Priestley, Henry James, Arthur Wing Pinero, Noël Coward, John Osborne, Elisaveta Fen, John Galsworthy, Richard B. Sheridan, Michael Meyer, George Farquhar, Harley Granville-Barker, Denis Constanduros, David Mercer, Rudolph Cartier, John Elliot, Sophocles, Pauline Macaulay, E.F. Watling, James MacTaggart, Wolf Mankowitz, Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Bond, Hugh Leonard, Georg Büchner, Frederick Lonsdale, H.G. Wells, Molière, Bertolt Brecht, William Emms, Friedrich Schiller, Gerald Savory, William Rowley, Thomas Middleton, Alun Owen, Donald Bull, Robin Maugham, Anthony Steven, Rodney Ackland, W. Somerset Maugham, Anatole de Grunwald, Ken Taylor, Clive Exton, Arthur Miller, Brandon Thomas, Hugh Walpole, Emlyn Williams, Waris Hussein, Christopher Hampton, Alan Clarke, Reed de Rouen, Athol Fugard, Moura Budberg, Elizabeth Hart, Richard Waring, Isaak Babel, James Joyce, Eric Bentley, Margarete Steffin, Ronald Eyre, Arnold Wesker, Marivaux, Mikhail A. Bulgakov, David Benedictus, John Maynard, Brian Hooker, C.P. Snow, Santha Rama Rau, David Weir, Dion Boucicault, Don Taylor, Harry Green, N.C. Hunter, Derek Ingrey, Maurice Edelman, Heinar Kipphardt, Alex Weissberg, David Bull, Barbara Burnham, Stephen Spender, Max Faber, J.M. Cohen, Peter Shaffer, Tennessee Williams, Jean-Paul Sartre, Augustus Goetz, Ruth Goetz, J.M. Barrie, Alexandre Dumas, Edmond Rostand, Christa Winsloe, Daniel Defoe, Peter Nichols, James Thurber, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Voltaire, Richard Wilbur, Michael Bialoguski, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, George L. Du Maurier, Georges Simenon, Alex Comfort, Ronald Hingley, Maurice Hussey, William Wycherley, Stuart Griffiths, Frank Hauser, Michael Glenny

Cast

Jeremy Brett Basil Hallward
Rex Robinson
George Merritt Old man
Peter Copley The Home Secretary
Michael Jayston Edmund
Michael Jayston Jack Worthing
Bill Fraser Boanerges
Magda Miller Countess of Basildon
Timothy Stark Eyolf
Noel Hood Lady Jedburgh
Godfrey James M. Amellius Lepidus
Godfrey James Mr. Ablett
Godfrey James Taylor
Ronald Hines Dirk Stroeve
Ronald Hines Lord Windermere
Ronald Hines Ronnie Heaslop
Ronald Hines Toozenbach
Ronald Hines Voynitsky
Barry Warren Frank Power
Nicola Pagett Diana Lake

Producers

Editors

Dave King, Roy Watts, Howard Dell, Ken Pearce, Sam Upton, E. Michel Boyd

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