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The Wednesday Play 

Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

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Edwin Brown ...
 Chief Prison Officer / ... 9 episodes, 1965-1969
Neville Smith ...
 Eddie / ... 8 episodes, 1965-1969
Tony Selby ...
 Brother Malachy / ... 7 episodes, 1965-1967
Michael Robbins ...
 Albert Barking / ... 7 episodes, 1964-1970
Ken Jones ...
 Arthur / ... 7 episodes, 1965-1969
Alec Coleman ...
 Gambler / ... 7 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Barny the tallyman, in the washhouse / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1967
Paddy Joyce ...
 Docker / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1969
Griffith Davies ...
 Jackie Coulson / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1969
Alan Selwyn ...
 Gambler / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1967
Alec Ross ...
 Jon Anson / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1969
Tommy Godfrey ...
 Plantaganet King / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Auctioneer / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
William Moore ...
 Constable Howell / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
Keith Campbell ...
 American / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1969
Will Stampe ...
 Boat Proprietor / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
Wally Patch ...
 Grandad / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
Eric Mason ...
 Policeman / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1969
Julie May ...
 Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Nigel Barton / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Charles / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Annabel Tranter-Percy / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Jean Marfield / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1970
Derek Francis ...
 Cornelius Shafton / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Elizabeth Begley ...
 Auntie / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Captain / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1970
Dennis Golding ...
Jo Rowbottom ...
 Christine / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
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 Trumper / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Miriam Green / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Llewellyn Rees ...
 Arnold / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Attendant / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Godfrey James ...
Fanny Carby ...
 Connie / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
Michael Wynne ...
 Arthur / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1970
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 Albert Stamp / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Walter Hall ...
 Henry Cooper / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Lionel Wheeler ...
 Mr. Gray / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Lucy Griffiths ...
 Bishop's wife / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1966
Frank Littlewood ...
 Judge / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
Eunice Black ...
 Audrey / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
George Tovey ...
 Little George / ... 4 episodes, 1965
...
 Jacques / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Cardinal Runan / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Geraldine Sherman ...
Christine Hargreaves ...
 Doreen / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1970
Winifred Dennis ...
 Mrs. Ward / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Alan Lake ...
 Arthur / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Basil Henson ...
 Brigadier Terence O'Brian / ... 4 episodes, 1964-1968
David Hutcheson ...
 Blecker / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1969
Andrea Lawrence ...
 Gambler / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Eileen Way ...
 Aunt Erika / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1969
Eileen Colgan ...
Cleo Sylvestre ...
 Inmate: At Holm Lea / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Frank Jarvis ...
 Customer / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
James Appleby ...
 Bushey / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Bisthorpe / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Bellamy / ... 3 episodes, 1965
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 Mrs. Barraclough / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Brenda Bruce ...
 Betty Bradshaw / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Caridad Mercader / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Caroline Mortimer ...
 Celia / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Brian / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Arkie / ... 3 episodes, 1969-1970
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 Billy Oates / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Leslie Sands ...
 Brack / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Cathy / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
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James Maxwell ...
 Captain Miller / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Jack Regan / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Diana Coupland ...
 Maggie / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Barbara Couper ...
 Dowager Lady Langouste / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1967
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Gillian Player / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
Michael Standing ...
 Alan Baird / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Wallas Eaton ...
 Bennie Sax / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Daniel / ... 3 episodes, 1966
Carmel McSharry ...
 Mrs. Clenham / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1968
Vickery Turner ...
 Eileen / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Charlie / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1970
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 May Trapnell / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Consultant / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
Laurence Hardy ...
 Colonel Frayne / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
Artro Morris ...
Richard Davies ...
 Harry Jenkins / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1967
Hilda Barry ...
 Grandma / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Will Leighton ...
 Father / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1970
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 Dean Liddell / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Hans Von Dorring / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Brian Badcoe ...
 Dédé / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Cossack / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Garry / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1970
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 Canon Dunwoodie / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1969
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 Bernie the Tweedler / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Rita Webb ...
 Britannia Lee / ... 3 episodes, 1965
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 Dr. Kings / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
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Kevin Stoney ...
 Marcello / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
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 1st Hunting Man / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Maureen O'Reilly ...
Aubrey Richards ...
 Governor / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Charles Lamb ...
 Blind Sam / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Maureen Ampleford ...
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 Adam Coulson / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Policeman / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Gingo / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Ron Eagleton ...
Pauline Devaney ...
Adrienne Frame ...
 Eileen / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Bishop / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1966
Gareth Forwood ...
John Moore ...
 Harry / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Captain Danziger / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Norman Scace ...
 Arnold Crail / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
Jack May ...
 Emma's Father / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
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 Bernard's Doctor / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Greenway / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Ronald Mayer ...
 Cavalry club doorman / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
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 Polly Gordano / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1968
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Raymond Witch ...
 2nd Questioner / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Bethold Florenberg / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Cecil Cheng ...
 Chinese / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Howell Evans ...
 Angry Driver / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Dickie Owen ...
 Big Al / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Colin Rix ...
 Harold Snide / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Helen Booth ...
 Landlady / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1967
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Bishop / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Doreen Herrington ...
 Heckler / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Bernard Stone ...
 Jack the Butcher / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Dermot Macdowell ...
 Customer / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Desmond Cullum-Jones ...
 Customer / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Sheila Beckett ...
 Mrs. Hammond / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Captain Bill Nicholson / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Arthur / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Ronald Radd ...
 Mathieu / ... 3 episodes, 1967
Gladys Dawson ...
 Mrs. Penfold / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Jumoke Debayo ...
 Mrs. Low / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Mrs. Mackintosh / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Hal Hamilton ...
 Jed / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Lala Lloyd ...
 Aloysia / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1969
Robert Wilde ...
 Man in pub / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Ray Barron ...
 Fidgetty Joe / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Michael Mulcaster ...
 Guest / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
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John Garvin ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... 3 episodes, 1966
Ben Howard ...
 Boy, in the pub / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Janie Booth ...
 Casualty nurse / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Sheila Grant ...
 Berryl Forbes / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Insp. Potter / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1969
Bill Fraser ...
Dudley Foster ...
 Antrobus / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Leitch / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Lee Montague ...
 Archibald Cooper / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Don Giovanni / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
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 Mr. Jeffs / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
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 Arnold Jesse / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
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 Herman Boff / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Roland Culver ...
 Arthur Maybury / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
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 Gerald / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Alfred Poole / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jack Woolgar ...
 Barlowe / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Dr. Hallam Aitkinson / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Adele Dobbs / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Oliver Treefe / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Nick Prockter / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Constance Chapman ...
 Lily / ... 2 episodes, 1968
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 Mr. Douglas / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1966
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 Jamie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Valerie Gearon ...
 Anne Barton / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Mary Miller ...
 Freda Wills / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
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 Donald Clenham / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
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 Reverend Harrup / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Corporal Tom Oates / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Frances Cuka ...
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 Joe Katz / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Roddy McMillan ...
 Stranger / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
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 General Kokoshkin, Chief of Police / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Sydney Tafler ...
 Arthur Bradshaw / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
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 Colonel Ronald Sutherland / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Molly Wilderness / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Eileen / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Hazel Hughes ...
 Mabel Trench MP / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Richard O'Sullivan ...
 Christopher Tenterden / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Brigadier Samson / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Joseph Brendon / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Colin Farrell ...
 Eric / ... 2 episodes, 1967
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 Charley / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Rosemary Nicols ...
 Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1970
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 General Friedrich Olbright / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
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 Arthur Davies / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
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 Black / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Ivor Brendon / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
John Collin ...
 George / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Cathy / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Emrys James ...
 Arthur Pickett / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Fiona Duncan ...
 Audrey / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Calum Mill ...
 John Murdoch / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Peter / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
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 Adjutant / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
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 Hilda / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Paul Young ...
 Laurie Kyle / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Jan Waters ...
 Elizabeth / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Cornelius / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Alice Liddell / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Stephanie Bidmead ...
 Harriet / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
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Barry Justice ...
 Reverend Lewis Patterson / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Robert Harris ...
 Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1967
John Glyn-Jones ...
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 Rev. Beaumont / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Barry Lowe ...
 Christopher 'Chris' / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Alan Tucker ...
 Chris / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
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 Caroline Greely / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Det. Sgt. Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1966
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 Adrian Brinton / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Mary Chester ...
 Barmaid / ... 2 episodes, 1968
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 Julie Jesse / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Willoughby Goddard ...
 Bernard / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Madeleine Newbury ...
 Joan Teague / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Helen Fraser ...
 Linda / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Celia Farquhar / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Barbara Atkinson ...
 1st Hunting Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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Jane Eccles ...
 Miss Plimsoll / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Bill Henderson ...
 Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Anderson / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Margery Withers ...
 Ethel / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
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Nicholas Selby ...
 Chief of Police / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
George Moon ...
 Clewes / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
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 Danny / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Felicity Gibson ...
 Bunty Mainwaring / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Daphne Heard ...
 Mrs. Edgell / ... 2 episodes, 1968
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 General-Colonel Ludwig Beck / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Logan / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Agatha Carroll ...
 2nd Hunting Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Judith Smith ...
 Hazel / ... 2 episodes, 1965
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 Elaine / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
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 Jhimma / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Anne Barraclough / ... 2 episodes, 1966
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 Preston / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Nancie Jackson ...
 Clara Hibbert / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Richard Shaw ...
 Joe Kenny / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
David Webb ...
 Cyclist / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Susan Richards ...
Clive Graham ...
 David Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Dwornik / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Christmas Potter / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Evelyn Lund ...
 Mrs. Finch / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
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 Edward Cosgrove / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Vic Wise ...
 Jack Simons / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Amelia Bayntun ...
 Ada Gorbet / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Gerald Cross ...
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 De Goede / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Frederick Farley ...
 Rudy Blubenbaum / ... 2 episodes, 1966
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 CID Sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 1966
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 Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Kynaston Reeves ...
 Dr. Matthews / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Ann Beach ...
 Blodwen Wilderness / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Leonard Cracknell ...
 Nigel / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1970
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 Julie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
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 Lionel's father / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Andreas Lysandrou ...
 Bookshop owner / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
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 Private First Class O'Brien / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Finnuala O'Shannon ...
 Agnes / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Denise Buckley ...
 Marion / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Dilys Davies ...
Brinley Jenkins ...
 Emlyn Hicks / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Harry Hutchinson ...
 Father / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Ralph Watson ...
 Frank Milburn / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Kay Dotrice ...
Moray Watson ...
 Major Hacker / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
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 Ben Scalfe / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Frances / ... 2 episodes, 1969
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 Basinio / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
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 Lt. Col. Barraclough / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Davis / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Robin Parkinson ...
 First Man / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Johnnie Wade ...
 Georgie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Joan Sanderson ...
 Angela Walker / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Jane Knowles ...
 Deirdre / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Harry Cartwright / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Toni Palmer ...
 Janet / ... 2 episodes, 1965
John Rees ...
 Gamekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Stuart Mungall ...
 Spooner / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Reginald Barratt ...
 Dispenser / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Hugh Shafton / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Bettina Dickson ...
 Helen / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
John Bryans ...
 Dr. Saddler / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Malcolm Taylor ...
 Man at the pub / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
June Brown ...
Grant Taylor ...
 Colonel Lloyd Beacher, Prosecuting Officer / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Rosalie Westwater ...
 Martha Stoupe / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Tom Bowman ...
 Arfur / ... 2 episodes, 1965
John Wentworth ...
 General Decamps / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
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 Roland / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Brenda Peters ...
 Mary Anne Milburn / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Gábor Baraker ...
 Mr. Gronki / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Dan Adebayo / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Madge Brindley ...
 Fat housewife / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Ian Reid ...
 Ingratiating man / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Beatrice Grayson / ... 2 episodes, 1969
David de Keyser ...
 Psychiatrist / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1966
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 Denzil Trafford / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Lavinia / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
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 Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Clifford Cox ...
 Chief Fireman / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Geoffrey Dunn ...
 Feath / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Finbar / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 Captain of the Dragoons / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Hilda Braid ...
 Joyce / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Robert Hamilton ...
 Bernie / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Geoffrey Matthews ...
 Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
John Quentin ...
 Bloom / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
John Trenaman ...
 Seaman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Downey ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Billy Russell ...
 Jim Ulyatt / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Kate Jones ...
 Betty Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Ken Parry ...
 Freda / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Jan Edwards ...
 Glynis Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1967
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 2nd Lt. Florence / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Bryan Parkin / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Dorothea Rundle ...
 Mrs. Granger / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Michael Finlayson ...
 Frederick Carter-Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Wallace Campbell ...
 Alderman / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Richard Pescud ...
 Father / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Makki Marseilles ...
 Costas Hadjimitsis / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Peter Jesson ...
 Bernard / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Charles Lewsen ...
 Bertrand Russell / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Bill Lyons ...
 Student / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Jonathan Scott ...
 Nelson / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Gavin Morrison ...
 Austin Reed / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Howard Charlton ...
 Creditor / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Carl Jaffe ...
 Hitler / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Noel Johnson ...
 Chief Constable / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Terence Soall ...
 Mathews / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
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 Chaplain / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Douglas Murchie ...
 Andy Gemmell / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
John Shedden ...
 Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
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 Mr. Dawkins / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Barry Keegan ...
 Rory McDade / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Councillor / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Chuck Julian ...
 Don Somers / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Araby Lockhart ...
 Lady Harriet Fountain / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Michael Harrigan ...
 Booking clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Reg Whitehead ...
 Jimpy / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
John Saunders ...
 Fifth Committee Member / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Rapley ...
 Hugh Snelby / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Billy Dean ...
 Guard / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Derek Ware ...
 Gladiator / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Ruth Porcher ...
 Mrs. Barking / ... 2 episodes, 1966
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 Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Kristopher Kum ...
 Cuthbert / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jack Bligh ...
 Mr. Bleeker / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Mona Bruce ...
 Investor / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
John Roden ...
 Chirp / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Frank Gatliff ...
 Agent / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Barbara Keogh ...
 Mrs. Taylor / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Baker ...
 Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Dallas Cavell ...
 Jack Jardine / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1968
Glenn Williams ...
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 Elderly lady's companion / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
George Pensotti ...
Harry Oatten ...
 Engine driver / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Carla Challoner ...
 Carola / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Noel Howlett ...
 Dr. Evans / ... 2 episodes, 1967
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 Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Peter Newby ...
 Guard / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Charles Rea ...
 Pedestrian / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Roy Evans ...
 Freddie Snide 2 episodes, 1966
Arthur Boland ...
 Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Geoffrey Cheshire ...
 Barry / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Tony Caunter ...
 Lorry driver / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Mark Elwes ...
 Pub customer / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Albert Lampert ...
 Albrecht Mayer / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Douglas Milvain ...
 Guest / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
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 Postman / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Adrian Drotsky ...
 Harries / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Janet Key ...
 Honeymoon wife / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Patrick O'Connell ...
Rose Howlett ...
 Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Sheila Dunn ...
 2nd Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Annette Kerr ...
 Lady Magistrate / ... 2 episodes, 1966
David Tate ...
 Basil Biggleswade / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Bill Dean ...
 John Coyne / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Laurie Asprey ...
 Brian / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Dinny Powell ...
 Benny / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Wendy Marshall ...
 Receptionist 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Brian Gear ...
 Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Anthony Newlands ...
 Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1966
George Desmond ...
 Leper / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Roy Thomas ...
Michael Goldie ...
 Inner security guard / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Winifred Sabine ...
 Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Alan Lawrance ...
 Fat Man / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
David Crane ...
 Barrister / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jack Cunningham ...
 Irishman / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Terry Duggan ...
 Jean the Undertaker / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Charles Leno ...
 Warden: At Cumbermere Lodge / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Paul Prescott ...
 Man in Crowd / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Jack Melford ...
 Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Emmett Hennessy ...
 Boy - Transport Cafe / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Marji Campi ...
Kim Peacock ...
 Governor / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Joey Kaye ...
 Brian Croft / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Myrtle Mackenzie ...
 Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Raymond Farrell ...
 Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Anna Wing ...
 Nannie / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Anne Hardcastle ...
 Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Charlie Barlow ...
 Docker / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Bert King ...
 Docker / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
David Baxter ...
 Cafe Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1965
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 Mrs. Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Anthony Woodruff ...
 Dr. Crosby / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Terri Ansell ...
 Inmate: At Holm Lea / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Richard Pearson ...
 Fatty / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...
 Florence / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Henry Ramsden / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 James / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Alethea Charlton ...
 Dolorea Sweeting / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
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 Anna Mackintosh / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Zena Walker ...
 Mary McManus / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Valerie White ...
 Florence / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Matthew / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Rogation / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Nicholas Critchley ...
 Party guest / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Barbara Lott ...
 Miss. Hepworth / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Paul Farrell ...
 Alec Moran / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Angelina / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Julie Booth ...
 Barbara Bancroft / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Jennifer Daniel ...
 Helen Saville / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Father Ambrose / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Angela Galbraith ...
 Embassy secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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 Ivan Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Maurice Hedley ...
 Alexander MacMillan / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Royston Tickner ...
 Mr. Bancroft / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Terence Sewards ...
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 Myra Adrian 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Kate Williams ...
 Janice / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Amy Mitchell ...
 Barmaid / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Jacqueline Blackmore ...
 Mrs. Potter's Nurse / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Miss Stewart / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Willie Jonah ...
 Student / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Jill Brooke ...
 Neighbour / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Sidney Gatcum ...
 Foreman, in the factory 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Edith MacArthur ...
 Carol / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Tom Laird ...
 Squad member 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Edmund Bailey ...
 Eddie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Boxer / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
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 Bus driver / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Michael Lynch ...
Gilly Fraser ...
 Annie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Yemi Goodman Ajibade ...
 Man in pub / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Declan Mulholland ...
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 Bruce Maslin / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John Hopkins. Famous plays include "Up the Junction", "Cathy Come Home" , "Stand Up Nigel Barton", "Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton", "On the Eve of Publication", and "Son of Man". The series often addressed controversial issues, such as homelessness and abortion. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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30 September 1964 (UK)  »

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(172 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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This series does not exist complete in the archives, with several episodes having been wiped (meaning they no longer exist) for reasons of saving money and storage space before 1978, when the BBC audited its program archives, and established a proper archiving policy. See more »

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Followed by BBC2 Play of the Week (1977) See more »

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Not all formulae are formulaic
1 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Wednesday play seemed to me a brave attempt to do something new and interesting with drama on television. Very like fringe theatre in some respects but with an ability to stretch locations I found it immensely stimulating as a teenager and would love to see more TV drama like it.

Things like The Sopranos or 6' under seem to me to represent a very commercialised aspect of the attempt to surprise and stimulate that The Wednesday Play did in an understated way.

I suppose one could look back to things like Armchair Theatre to such one-offs too. I know that writers of equally good talent must still exist but are they getting the chances they deserve? Otherwise, what do we do? Flog off to Edinburgh again and sleep on a floor? At my age? Well, yes of course if I have to.


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