Play for Today

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Original run: 15 Oct 1970 – 28 Aug 1984

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Network: BBC one UK

Watched by: 28 of 673 425 0%

Total running time: 15 days 21 hour 48 minutes

Episode duration: 75 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.5 of 10 215 rating: 5.708 of 10 114

MyShows rating: 3.09 of 5 11


Play for Today, an anthology series of plays carrying on in the tradition of its predecessor The Wednesday Play, presented controversial works by such writers as Dennis Potter, David Mercer, Alan Bennett, and Jim Allen, with such directors as Ken Loach, Alan Clarke, Philip Saville, and Mike Newell. Several plays in the series led to various spin-offs, including Play for Tomorrow and Rumpole of the Bailey.

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