Thirty-Minute Theatre

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Thirty-Minute Theatre is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television between 1965 and 1973, which was used in part at least as a training ground for new writers, on account of its short running length, and which therefore attracted... read more

Thirty-Minute Theatre is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television between 1965 and 1973, which was used in part at least as a training ground for new writers, on account of its short running length, and which therefore attracted many writers who later became well known. It was initially produced by Graeme MacDonald.

Original Release

10/07/1965 on BBC

Cast

Paul Moriarty Chris Pelham
Helen Lindsay Joanna Pelham
Donald Sinden Andrew Pelham
Deborah Lavin Hilary Pelham
Clive Swift Inspector Waugh
Robin Chadwick P.C. White
Amanda Barrie Janet
Gordon Gostelow Bert Elliot
Robin Chadwick Police Constable White
Roddy Maude-Roxby Bob
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Hands Monday, 14 August 1972
2 Lushly Monday, 21 August 1972
3 Too Far Monday, 28 August 1972
4 Thrills Galore Monday, 04 September 1972
5 The Argument Monday, 11 September 1972
6 The Seventh Juror Monday, 18 September 1972
7 I Spy a Stranger Monday, 25 September 1972
8 The Judge's Wife Monday, 02 October 1972
9 Scarborough Thursday, 12 October 1972
10 Tonight We Meet Arthur Pendlebury Thursday, 19 October 1972
11 Ronnie's So Long at the Fair Thursday, 26 October 1972
12 Ten Torrey Canyons Thursday, 02 November 1972
13 I Wouldn't Tell on You, Miss Thursday, 09 November 1972
14 You're Free Thursday, 16 November 1972
15 Dialogue Wednesday, 22 November 1972
16 Krapp's Last Tape Wednesday, 29 November 1972
17 The Chauffeur and the Lady Wednesday, 06 December 1972
18 You've Been a Long Time, Alfred Wednesday, 13 December 1972
19 The Japanese Student Wednesday, 03 January 1973
20 The Punchy and the Fairy Wednesday, 10 January 1973
21 Playthings Wednesday, 17 January 1973
22 Is Nellie Dead? Wednesday, 24 January 1973
23 A Chance Encounter Wednesday, 31 January 1973
24 You and Me and Him Thursday, 22 February 1973
25 The Great Acrobile Thursday, 01 March 1973
26 Atrocity Thursday, 15 March 1973
27 Beginning to End Thursday, 29 March 1973
28 Swamp Music Thursday, 12 April 1973
29 Croust Thursday, 19 April 1973
30 The Baby's Name Being Kitchener Thursday, 26 April 1973
31 Kamikaze in a Coffee Bath Thursday, 03 May 1973
32 About a Bout Thursday, 10 May 1973
33 Shakespeare Country Thursday, 17 May 1973
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Directors

Michael Hart, Gilchrist Calder, Geoffrey Nethercott, Rodney Bennett, Philip Dudley, Tristan de Vere Cole, Brian Farnham, James Ferman, Piers Haggard, Mark Cullingham, Herbert Wise, Rudolph Cartier, Donald McWhinnie, Mary Ridge, John Glenister, Michael Hayes, Naomi Capon, Roderick Graham, Hugh David, George Spenton-Foster, Tina Wakerell, David Andrews, Oliver Horsbrugh, James Brabazon, Alan Bridges, Henri Safran, Robert Knights, Gareth Davies, Alan Gibson, Mike Newell, Claude Whatham, Christopher Morahan, Paul Ciappessoni, Bill Craske, Elsa Bolam, Eric Hills, Christopher Barry, John Hefin, Suzanne Neild, Anthony Wickert, John Warrington, Philip Saville, John Mackenzie, Jack Gold, Colin Cant, Douglas Camfield, Toby Robertson, Barry Hanson, Keith Williams, David Saire, Peter Duguid, Brian Parker, Clive Rees, Peter Cregeen, Derrick Goodwin, Gerald Blake, Malcolm Taylor, Peter Dews, George Fox, Bob Hird, Tim Aspinall, Mischa Scorer, June Wyndham-Davies, David Rose, Ronald Wilson, Anthea Browne-Wilkinson, William Slater, Ken Hannam, Basil Coleman, Paddy Russell, Christopher Barry, Michael Bakewell, Bill Sellars, Ben Rea, Ian MacNaughton, Vere Lorrimer, James Cellan Jones, Simon Langton, John Gorrie, Richard Martin, David Giles, Vivian Matalon, Roy Battersby, Alan Clarke, Alan Cooke, Waris Hussein, Michael Tuchner, Ridley Scott, Michael Apted, James MacTaggart, Anthony Page, John Tydeman, Ian Wyatt, George R. Foa, Voytek, Michael Simpson, Alan Cooke, John Hopkins

Writers

Don Shaw, Arden Winch, Charlotte Plimmer, Denis Plimmer, John Mortimer, Robin Smyth, Rhys Adrian, Jean Benedetti, Derek Hoddinott, David Hodson, Keith Dewhurst, Gerry Jones, Terry Wale, Leo Knowles, Jim Allen, Roald Dahl, Roy Minton, Derrick Sherwin, Dawn Pavitt, Barry Bermange, Philip Martin, Maurice Edelman, Cecil P. Taylor, Carey Harrison, John Spurling, Ron Berry, Thomas Clarke, Hugo Charteris, Nicholas Bethell, Laurence Collinson, Mavor Moore, John Wiles, Vickery Turner, Hugh Whitemore, John Bowen, Hugh Leonard, Jeremy Paul, William Douglas-Home, David Rudkin, Alun Owen, Tom Stoppard, Fay Weldon, John Finch, Julia Jones, Henry Livings, Jack Trevor Story, Ewart Alexander, John Gale, James Hanley, Peter Brent, Willis Hall, Lida Winiewicz, Patrick Garland, P.C. Jersild, Franz Kafka, Tony Holland, Robert Moore Williams, Leslie Thomas, Pat Flower, Gwen Cherrell, Simon Gray, Victor Carin, Euripides, Richard McNeff, Keith Waterhouse, Robert David MacDonald, Rod Beacham, Donald Tosh, Dave Humphries, Jonquil Antony, Jean Stubbs, Peter Van Greenaway, Owen Holder, Tim Aspinall, Leo Lehmann, Donald Howarth, Andrew Davies, Peter Hammond, Paul Wheeler, Brian Clark, Robert Furnival, Pauline Macaulay, Robert Storey, Robert Holles, Alun Richards, Desmond Lowden, David Hopkins, William Woods, Stewart Love, David Weir, Campbell Black, James Joyce, John Howlett, Reg Hill, Allan Prior, John Foster, Evan Jones, Tony Perrin, Susan Pleat, Peter Coke, James Ferman, Brian Finch, Jack Rosenthal, Anton Chekhov, Sean Hignett, Stanisław Lem, Alfred Hayes, Gerald Wilson, George Layton, Jean Rhys, Shelagh Delaney, Rodney Bennett, Caryl Churchill, Howard Barker, B.S. Johnson, William Trevor, James Saunders, Ian Curteis, Peter S. Beagle, David Mercer, Alfred Fagon, Alan Plater, James Leo Herlihy, Tennessee Williams, Dennis Potter, John Lucarotti, Peter Prince, Howard Brenton, William Bast, Snoo Wilson, Marc Brandel, Philip Levene, M. Charles Cohen, Arthur Hopcraft, Barry Letts, Brian Phelan, Saul Bellow, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Samuel Beckett, David Snodin, Robert Rudelson, Claude Stephenson, Graham Seal, Edward Etler, Ray Butler, Shaun MacLoughlin, Janusz Wasylkowski, Clive Barker, Slawomir Mrozek, Sheila MacLeod, John Westgate, Maggie Ross, Charles Castle, Kon Fraser, David Rolfe, Alan Gosling, Eric Colthart, Raymond Williams, Clancy Segal, William T. Powers, George R. Foa, Frank Norman, James Gibbins, David Campton, Robert Gould, Michael Ashe, Frank O'Connor, Brian Wright, Michael Hayes, Peter Everett, Raymond Hitchcock, Dennis Woolf, John Hopkins, Peter Lewis, Colin Morris, Frank Marcus, David Cregan, Alasdair Gray, John Loveday, Rayner Heppenstall, Conn Ryan, Adeline Collier, Elisaveta Fen

Creators

Innes Lloyd, Derek Hoddinott

Cast

Paul Moriarty Chris Pelham
Helen Lindsay Joanna Pelham
Donald Sinden Andrew Pelham
Deborah Lavin Hilary Pelham
Clive Swift Inspector Waugh
Robin Chadwick P.C. White
Amanda Barrie Janet
Gordon Gostelow Bert Elliot
Robin Chadwick Police Constable White
Roddy Maude-Roxby Bob
William Franklyn Roy Haines
Lyndon Brook Adrian Phillips
Gilly McIver Florence Booth
Paul Stassino Sampson Jacques
Avis Bunnage Rebecca Jarrett
Charles Gray Inspector Waugh
Iain Cuthbertson William Stead
Dandy Nichols Nancy Broughton
John Carlisle Bramwell Booth
Moray Watson Bruce Johnson

Producers

Editors

Ken Pearce, Geoffrey Botterill, Henry Fowler, Brian Keene, David Elliott

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