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
Bryan Pringle Trumper
Yootha Joyce Miriam Green
Diana Hoddinott Polly Gordano
Kay Dotrice Ruth (as Kay Newman)
Michele Dotrice Emma
Eric Mason Policeman
Tommy Godfrey Plantaganet King
Roy Evans Freddie Snide
Keith Barron Nigel Barton
(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, John Gorrie, Gilchrist Calder, Alan Bridges, Claude Whatham, James MacTaggart, Peter Duguid, Charles Jarrott, Christopher Morahan, Brian Parker, Toby Robertson, Alan Cooke, Michael Hayes, Alan Clarke, John Mackenzie, Jack Gold, Moira Armstrong, Herbert Wise, Geoffrey Nethercott, Michael Tuchner, Pharic Maclaren, John Glenister, Raymond Menmuir, David Benedictus, Ronald Eyre, Mary Ridge, Henric Hirsch, Donald McWhinnie, Rex Tucker, Don Taylor, Peter Hammond, Alan Cooke, Philip Saville, Alan Gibson, Stuart Burge, Franz Josef Wild, John McGrath, Anthony Page, Piers Haggard, Eric Till, Peter Sasdy, John Schlesinger, John Robins, Vivian Matalon, Barry Bermange, Robert Fleming, Mario Prizek, Michael Simpson, Desmond McCarthy, Roderick Graham, Bill Hays, Bill Bain, Robin Midgley, Rudolph Cartier, William Slater, Basil Coleman, Michael Leeston-Smith, Philip Dudley, Lionel Harris, Marc Miller

Writers

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

Cast

George Webb Jim Ritchie
Bryan Pringle Trumper
Yootha Joyce Miriam Green
Diana Hoddinott Polly Gordano
Kay Dotrice Ruth (as Kay Newman)
Michele Dotrice Emma
Eric Mason Policeman
Tommy Godfrey Plantaganet King
Roy Evans Freddie Snide
Keith Barron Nigel Barton
Keith Barron Tom
John Forgeham Fisher
Michael Robbins Albert Barking
Michael Robbins Henry Whittaker
Michael Robbins Jack
Michael Robbins Manager
Michael Robbins Narrator
Michael Robbins Sergeant Billings
Michael Robbins Sergeant Strickland
David Burke Len

Producers

Editors

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

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