The Wednesday Play

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1964
The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970. The plays were usually written for television, although adaptations from other sources also featured. The series gained a reputation... read more

The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970. The plays were usually written for television, although adaptations from other sources also featured. The series gained a reputation for presenting contemporary social dramas, and for bringing issues to the attention of a mass audience that would not otherwise have been discussed on screen.

Original Release

09/30/1964 on BBC

Cast

George Webb Jim Ritchie
Yootha Joyce Miriam Green
Bryan Pringle Trumper
Kay Dotrice Ruth
Diana Hoddinott Polly Gordano
Roy Evans Freddie Snide
Dickie Owen Big Al
Keith Barron Nigel Barton
Wally Patch Grandad
Tommy Godfrey Plantaganet King
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Last Train Through The Harecastle Tunnel Wednesday, 01 October 1969
2 Patterson O.K. Wednesday, 08 October 1969
3 The Mark Two Wife Wednesday, 15 October 1969
4 Close The Coalhouse Door Wednesday, 22 October 1969
5 The Sad Decline Of Arthur Maybury Wednesday, 29 October 1969
6 All Out For Kangaroo Valley Wednesday, 05 November 1969
7 Happy Wednesday, 12 November 1969
8 There Is Also Tomorrow Wednesday, 19 November 1969
9 Double Bill Wednesday, 26 November 1969
10 Blood Of The Lamb Wednesday, 03 December 1969
11 The Vortex Wednesday, 10 December 1969
12 It Wasn't Me Wednesday, 17 December 1969
13 The Season Of The Witch Wednesday, 07 January 1970
14 Millie Migla Wednesday, 14 January 1970
15 The Hunting Of Lionel Crane Wednesday, 21 January 1970
16 Rest In Peace, Uncle Fred Wednesday, 28 January 1970
17 Mad Jack Wednesday, 04 February 1970
18 Nathan and Tabileth Wednesday, 11 February 1970
19 The Italian Table Wednesday, 18 February 1970
20 The Boy Who Wanted Peace Wednesday, 25 February 1970
21 The Cellar And The Almond Tree Wednesday, 04 March 1970
22 The Year Of The Sex Olympics Wednesday, 11 March 1970
23 No Trams To Lime Street Wednesday, 18 March 1970
24 To See How Far It Is (Part 1): Murphy's Law Wednesday, 25 March 1970
25 To See How Far It Is (Part 2): The Curse Of The Donkins Wednesday, 01 April 1970
26 To See How Far It Is (Part 3): To See How Far It Is Wednesday, 08 April 1970
27 Wine Of India Wednesday, 15 April 1970
28 Sovereign's Company Wednesday, 22 April 1970
29 Party Games Wednesday, 29 April 1970
30 Emma's Time Wednesday, 13 May 1970
31 Chariot Of Fire Wednesday, 20 May 1970
32 Wind Versus Polygamy Wednesday, 27 May 1970
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Directors

Ken Loach, Gareth Davies, James Ferman, Waris Hussein, Gilchrist Calder, Claude Whatham, Alan Bridges, James MacTaggart, Peter Duguid, Charles Jarrott, Christopher Morahan, John Mackenzie, John Gorrie, Brian Parker, Toby Robertson, Pharic Maclaren, Michael Hayes, Alan Cooke, Jack Gold, Moira Armstrong, Herbert Wise, Geoffrey Nethercott, Alan Clarke, Michael Tuchner, John Glenister, Raymond Menmuir, Donald McWhinnie, Rex Tucker, Ronald Eyre, David Benedictus, Mary Ridge, Henric Hirsch, Don Taylor, Philip Saville, Alan Gibson, Alan Cooke, Peter Hammond, Piers Haggard, Eric Till, Peter Sasdy, John Schlesinger, John Robins, Vivian Matalon, Anthony Page, John McGrath, Franz Josef Wild, Stuart Burge, Michael Simpson, Robert Fleming, Mario Prizek, Barry Bermange, Michael Leeston-Smith, Marc Miller, Philip Dudley, Lionel Harris, Desmond McCarthy, Roderick Graham, Rudolph Cartier, William Slater, Basil Coleman, Robin Midgley, Bill Hays, Bill Bain

Writers

Dennis Potter, David Mercer, Hugh Whitemore, David Rudkin, Jimmy O'Connor, Simon Gray, Hugo Charteris, Nigel Kneale, Marc Brandel, Alun Owen, Simon Raven, William Trevor, Fay Weldon, John Hopkins, Peter Terson, Julia Jones, Nemone Lethbridge, Thomas Clarke, James Hanley, Jack Russell, Jim Allen, Robert Muller, Michael Frayn, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Andrew Davies, Gordon Honeycombe, Edward Boyd, Fred Watson, Tony Parker, Roger Smith, John Mortimer, Peter Luke, Richard Harris, Jean Anouilh, Roy Minton, Terence Dudley, Clive Exton, Alan Seymour, Hugh Leonard, Alan Plater, Leon Griffiths, David Turner, Vickery Turner, James Jones, Lewis Carroll, Noël Coward, Ken Loach, Alan Sharp, Waris Hussein, John Hopkins, Jean-Paul Sartre, Nikolai Leskov, Johnny Speight, Ray Jenkins, Marguerite Duras, Katharine Blake, Johnny Byrne, Brian Finch, John Prebble, Christopher Logue, Aldous Huxley, Philip Saville, John Gorrie, Bill Meilen, Errol John, Michael Hastings, J.B. Priestley, Fletcher Markle, Joan Henry, William Sansom, Anthony Church, Jeremy Scott, Frank O'Connor, Brian Wright, Charles Wood, Stanley Myers, Patrick White, Michael Standing, Peter Everett, Jeremy Sandford, Charles Wood, David Stone, Stuart Gilbert, Ray Lawler, Fritz Hochwälder, Henry de Montherlant, Jean Benedetti, Sonia Orwell, James Gibbins, Ian Dallas, Leon Whiteson, Vernon Bartlett, Roger Manvell, Philip Purser, Sid Chaplin, Alan Gosling, James Broom Lynne, Noel Robinson, Eric Colthart, Paul Ableman, David Magarshack, Dawn Pavitt, Christopher Williams, Thomas Murphy, Ian Roberts, Sam Thompson, Barry Bermange, Sheena Mackay, George Friel, Peter Meyer, Tom Clarke, Marielaine Double, Raymond Williams, Thomas Whyte, Brigid Brophy, George Salverson, Hunter Davies, Ernest Gebler, Mikhail Lermontov, John Finch, Ronald Eyre, Ewart Alexander, Terry Wale, Alun Richards, Jonquil Antony, Owen Holder, Rhys Adrian, Rosemary Hill, Desmond McCarthy, Patrick Alexander, Ivan Turgenev, Gerald Vaughan-Hughes, Alphonse Daudet, Piers Paul Read, David Halliwell, Neville Smith, Peter Nichols, Jeremy Brooks, Katherine Anne Porter, François Billetdoux, Don Shaw, Nell Dunn, Jonathan Griffin

Cast

Producers

Editors

Roy Watts, Dave King, Howard Billingham, Pam Bosworth, Stan Hawkes, Geoffrey Botterill, Bob Rymer, Gitta Zadek, Paddy Higson, Peter West, Brian Keene, Jim Latham, Norman Matthews, Adam Dawson, Dan Rae, David Elliott, Michael Johns, Peter Pierce, Raoul Sobel, Les Newman, Norman Carr, Howard Kennett, John Nash, Gerard Prakke, Peter Ringsted, John Griffiths, Roger Marsden, Ken Pearce, Bill Brind, John Jarvis, Malcolm Baldwin

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