The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

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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 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Edwin Brown ...
 Chief Prison Officer / ... (9 episodes, 1965-1969)
Neville Smith ...
 Eddie / ... (8 episodes, 1965-1969)
Tony Selby ...
 Brother Malachay / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ken Jones ...
 Arthur / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1969)
Michael Robbins ...
 Albert Barking / ... (7 episodes, 1966-1970)
Alec Coleman ...
 Gambler / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
George Sewell ...
 Barny the tallyman, in the washhouse / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
Griffith Davies ...
 Jackie Coulson / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Paddy Joyce ...
 Docker / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Alan Selwyn ...
 Gambler / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
William Moore ...
 Constable Howell / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Wally Patch ...
 Grandad / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Bailey ...
 Humphrey Wiles / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Kidd ...
 Auctioneer / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Will Stampe ...
 Boat Proprietor / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Julie May ...
 Inmate at Cumbermere Lodge / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1968)
Tommy Godfrey ...
 Plantaganet King / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Keith Campbell ...
 American / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
Eric Mason ...
 Policeman / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
Keith Barron ...
 Nigel Barton / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 Charles / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
...
 Joan / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Rosemary Leach ...
 Jean Marfield / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Derek Francis ...
 Cornelius Shafton / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Elizabeth Begley ...
 Auntie / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Geraldine Moffat ...
 Jo / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
John Nettleton ...
 Captain / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Dennis Golding ...
 Boy / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jo Rowbottom ...
 Christine / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Alec Ross ...
 Jon Anson / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Llewellyn Rees ...
 Arnold / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Godfrey James ...
 Bert / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Michael Wynne ...
 Arthur / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1970)
Yvonne Antrobus ...
 Girl / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Hall ...
 Henry Cooper / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Frank Littlewood ...
 Judge / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
George Tovey ...
 Little George / ... (4 episodes, 1965)
John Phillips ...
 Cardinal Runan / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Isobel Black ...
 Annabel Tranter-Percy / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Geraldine Sherman ...
 Mary / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bryan Pringle ...
 Trumper / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Christine Hargreaves ...
 Doreen / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Yootha Joyce ...
 Miriam Green / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Winifred Dennis ...
 Mrs. Ward / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Woodnutt ...
 Albert Stamp / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Alan Lake ...
 Arthur / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Basil Henson ...
 Brigadier Terence O'Brian / ... (4 episodes, 1964-1968)
Andrea Lawrence ...
 Gambler / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Eileen Way ...
 Aunt Erika / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Fanny Carby ...
 Connie / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Lucy Griffiths ...
 Bishop's wife / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Eileen Colgan ...
 Dora / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Lionel Wheeler ...
 Mr. Gray / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Eunice Black ...
 Audrey / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Frank Jarvis ...
 Customer / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
David Hutcheson ...
 Blecker / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
James Appleby ...
 Bushey / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Cleo Sylvestre ...
 Inmate at Holm Lea / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Alfred Lynch ...
 Bisthorpe / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
...
 Bellamy / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
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 Jacques / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Brenda Bruce ...
 Betty Bradshaw / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Rosalie Crutchley ...
 Caridad Mercader / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Caroline Mortimer ...
 Celia / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Dinsdale Landen ...
 Brian / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
...
 Eve / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
...
 Arkie / ... (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ronald Lacey ...
 Billy Oates / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Leslie Sands ...
 Brack / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Carol White ...
 Cathy Ward / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
...
 Ron / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
James Maxwell ...
 Captain Miller / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Godfrey Quigley ...
 Jack Regan / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Diana Coupland ...
 Maggie / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Gillian Player / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Michael Standing ...
 Alan Baird / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Carmel McSharry ...
 Mrs. Clenham / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Vickery Turner ...
 Eileen / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Sharp ...
 Charlie / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1970)
Pauline Delaney ...
 May Trapnell / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Laurence Hardy ...
 Colonel Frayne / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
Artro Morris ...
 Chef / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Richard Davies ...
 Harry Jenkins / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hilda Barry ...
 Grandma / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Will Leighton ...
 Father / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
David Langton ...
 Dean Liddell / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
John Savident ...
 Hans Von Dorring / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brian Badcoe ...
 Dede / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Barry Jackson ...
 Cossack / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Michael Pennington ...
 Garry / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Glynn Edwards ...
 Bernie the Tweedler / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Kevin Stoney ...
 Marcello / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Rita Webb ...
 Britannia Lee / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Shelagh Fraser ...
 Dr. Kings / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Reg Lye ...
 Jack / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Maureen O'Reilly ...
 Laura Pembury / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Aubrey Richards ...
 Governor / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles Lamb ...
 Blind Sam / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joe Gladwin ...
 Adam Coulson / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ken Wayne ...
 Gingo / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
William Holmes ...
 Policeman / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ron Eagleton ...
 Bob / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Pauline Devaney ...
 Jane / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Adrienne Frame ...
 Eileen / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Peter Madden ...
 Bishop / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
John Moore ...
 Harry / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gareth Forwood ...
 Balcar / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Joby Blanshard ...
 Man / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Norman Scace ...
 Arnold Crail / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
George Roderick ...
 Attendant / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jack May ...
 Emma's Father / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
Donald Morley ...
 Bernard's Doctor / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
John Blythe ...
 Greenway / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Nicholas Young ...
 Dod / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Raymond Witch ...
 2nd Questioner / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Kenneth Colley ...
 Bethold Florenberg / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Howell Evans ...
 Angry driver / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Dickie Owen ...
 Big Al / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
John Scott Martin ...
 Chief Inspector Sands / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Colin Rix ...
 Harold Snide / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Helen Booth ...
 Landlady / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
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)
Lally Bowers ...
 Mrs. Barraclough / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
John Stratton ...
 Arthur / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Barbara Couper ...
 Dowager Lady Langouste / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
...
 Daniel / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Wallas Eaton ...
 Bennie Sax / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Donald Hewlett ...
 1st Hunting Man / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gladys Dawson ...
 Mrs. Penfold / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Patrick Barr ...
 Consultant / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jumoke Debayo ...
 Mrs. Low / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sylvia Coleridge ...
 Mrs. Mackintosh / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Diana Hoddinott ...
 Polly Gordano / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
Ronald Mayer ...
 Cavalry club doorman / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Maureen Ampleford ...
 Emmy / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
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)
Harry Littlewood ...
 Cook / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Bishop / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Cecil Cheng ...
 Chinese / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Doreen Herrington ...
 Heckler / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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)
John Garvin ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Bill Fraser ...
 Josh / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
Kenneth Haigh ...
 Leitch / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Lee Montague ...
 Archibald Cooper / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Patrick Allen ...
 Don Giovanni / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Mr. Jeffs / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
Patrick Magee ...
 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)
Norman Rodway ...
 Cage / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Woolgar ...
 Barlowe / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Raymond Huntley ...
 Dr. Hallam Aitkinson / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Nicola Pagett ...
 Adele Dobbs / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Hywel Bennett ...
 Oliver Treefe / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Michele Dotrice ...
 Emma (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
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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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 Inez / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dudley Foster ...
 Antrobus / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Anton Rodgers ...
 Jamie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Valerie Gearon ...
 Anne Barton / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Barrie Ingham ...
 Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Mary Miller ...
 Freda Wills / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Donald Clenham / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Marius Goring ...
 Reverend Harrup / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dudley Sutton ...
 Corporal Tom Oates / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frances Cuka ...
 Edna / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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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)
Neil McCarthy ...
 Black / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sydney Tafler ...
 Arthur Bradshaw / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
Glyn Houston ...
 Colonel Ronald Sutherland / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Megs Jenkins ...
 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)
Richard Vernon ...
 Brigadier Samson / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Joseph O'Conor ...
 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)
Ernest Clark ...
 Ivor Brendon / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Collin ...
 George / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Cathy / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
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)
Rhoda Lewis ...
 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)
Catherine Lacey ...
 Bee / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
Robert Harris ...
 Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Jack Watson ...
 Rev. Beaumont / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Alan Tucker ...
 Chris / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Patricia Garwood ...
 Caroline Greely / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Meadows ...
 Det. Sgt. Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Donald Douglas ...
 Adrian Brinton / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Mary Chester ...
 Barmaid / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
Tessa Wyatt ...
 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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 Joe / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jane Eccles ...
 Miss. Plimsoll / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Bill Henderson ...
 Baker / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ronald Radd ...
 Mr. Fraser / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Tony Steedman ...
 Anderson / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Margery Withers ...
 Ethel / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Alf / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Nicholas Selby ...
 Chief of Police / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Moon ...
 Clewes / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Garfield Morgan ...
 Danny / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Daphne Heard ...
 Mrs. Edgell / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
Cyril Luckham ...
 General-Colonel Ludwig Beck / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Meredith Edwards ...
 Logan / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Judith Smith ...
 Hazel / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Geraldine Newman ...
 Elaine / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Nicholas Smith ...
 Man / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Neil Wilson ...
 Preston / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Glyn-Jones ...
 Eric / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
Richard Shaw ...
 Joe Kenny / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
David Webb ...
 Cyclist / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Susan Richards ...
 May / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Clive Graham ...
 David Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Dwornik / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
John Barrett ...
 Christmas Potter / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
John Moffatt ...
 Edward Cosgrove / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Vic Wise ...
 Jack Simons / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Amelia Bayntun ...
 Ada Gorbet / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gerald Cross ...
 Carl / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Evelyn Lund ...
 Mrs. Finch / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Tony Wager ...
 CID Sergeant / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Anne Tirard ...
 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)
Edward Burnham ...
 Basinio / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Julie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Walter Sparrow ...
 Lionel's father / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Andreas Lysandrou ...
 Bookshop owner / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Hal Galili ...
 Private First Class O'Brien / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Denise Buckley ...
 Marion / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dilys Davies ...
 Mum / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 ...
 Ruth (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Moray Watson ...
 Major Hacker / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Ben Scalfe / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Wendy Allnutt ...
 Frances / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
William Kendall ...
 Lt. Col. Barraclough / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stephen Whittaker ...
 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)
Michael Barrington ...
 Harry Cartwright / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Toni Palmer ...
 Janet / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Canon Dunwoodie / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
John Rees ...
 Gamekeeper / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
Stuart Mungall ...
 Spooner / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
George Innes ...
 Frank / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Reginald Barratt ...
 Dispenser / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Milton Johns ...
 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 ...
 Emma / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Grant Taylor ...
 Colonel Loyd Beacher / ... (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)
Harry Baird ...
 Dan Adebayo / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Madge Brindley ...
 Fat housewife / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Finbar / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ian Reid ...
 Ingratiating man / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Angela Pleasence ...
 Beatrice Grayson / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
David de Keyser ...
 Psychiatrist / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
Robert James ...
 Denzil Trafford / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Sheila White ...
 Lavinia / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Clifford Cox ...
 Chief Fireman / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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)
Jonathan Burn ...
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John Trenaman ...
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Robert Arden ...
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Kate Jones ...
 Betty Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Parry ...
 Freda / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jan Edwards ...
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Howard Charlton ...
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John Saunders ...
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John Roden ...
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John Baker ...
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Noel Howlett ...
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George Selway ...
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Charles Rea ...
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Arthur Boland ...
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Adrian Drotsky ...
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Douglas Milvain ...
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Janet Key ...
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Patrick O'Connell ...
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Rose Howlett ...
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Sheila Dunn ...
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Annette Kerr ...
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Bill Dean ...
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Wendy Marshall ...
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Roy Thomas ...
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Michael Goldie ...
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Jack Cunningham ...
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Terry Duggan ...
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Charles Leno ...
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Jack Melford ...
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Paul Prescott ...
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Emmett Hennessy ...
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Marji Campi ...
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Joey Kaye ...
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Myrtle Mackenzie ...
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Bert King ...
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Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...
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Geoffrey Bayldon ...
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Edward Evans ...
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Alethea Charlton ...
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Faith Brook ...
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Zena Walker ...
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Valerie White ...
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Michael Finlayson ...
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Billy Russell ...
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Salmaan Peerzada ...
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Imogen Hassall ...
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Nicholas Critchley ...
 Young man (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Stephanie Bidmead ...
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Emrys James ...
 Arthur Pickett / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Barbara Lott ...
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Paul Farrell ...
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Julie Booth ...
 Barbara Bancroft / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Agatha Carroll ...
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Clive Morton ...
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Frederick Farley ...
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Jennifer Daniel ...
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Jeremy Young ...
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Angela Galbraith ...
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Maurice Hedley ...
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Royston Tickner ...
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Terence Sewards ...
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Jacqueline Ellis ...
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Kate Williams ...
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Amy Mitchell ...
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Hal Hamilton ...
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Jacqueline Blackmore ...
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George Roubicek ...
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Ann Way ...
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Geoffrey Dunn ...
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Derek Ware ...
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Willie Jonah ...
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Terence Soall ...
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Barbara Keogh ...
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John Rapley ...
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Roy Evans ...
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Mark Elwes ...
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Jill Brooke ...
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David Tate ...
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Sidney Gatcum ...
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Kristopher Kum ...
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Edith MacArthur ...
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George Pensotti ...
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Anthony Newlands ...
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Tom Laird ...
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Roy Stewart ...
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Michael Lynch ...
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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 60s, 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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13 December 1968 (USA)  »

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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 years ago (meaning they no longer exist). 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 (United Kingdom) – 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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