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"Play for Today" The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980)

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Original Air Date:
9 December 1980 (Season 11, Episode 8)
Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Firth ... Dominick Hide

Caroline Langrishe ... Jane

Pippa Guard ... Ava

Patrick Magee ... Caleb Line
Trevor Ray ... Alaric

Sylvia Coleridge ... Great Aunt Mavis
Jean Trend ... Helda
Timothy Davies ... Jim Bone

Denis Lawson ... Felix
Bernadette Shortt ... Midge

Tony Melody ... Harry
Bill Gavin ... Brian
David Griffin ... Carl
Karl Howman ... Geoffrey
Jenny Donnison ... Carole

Michael Carter ... 1st Youth

Phil Davis ... Tosh (as Philip Davis)

Mark Wingett ... 3rd Youth

Nicholas McArdle ... Policeman
Sylvia Brayshay ... Ida
Colin Cunningham ... Gordon
David Beale ... Barman
Gary Bramble ... Jonathan
Sarah Carthy ... Anxious mother

Ysanne Churchman ... Soo (voice)
Myrtle Devenish ... Market woman
James Gilbey ... George
Andrew MacLachlan ... Commuter
Jason Savage ... Young Dominick
Robert Spencer ... Hologram musician
Roderick Skeaping ... Hologram musician
Andrew van der Beek ... Hologram musician (as Andrew Van Der Beek)
Mitchell Dalton ... Guitarist

Episode Crew
Directed by
Alan Gibson 
Writing credits
Jeremy Paul (written by) and
Alan Gibson (written by)

Alan Gibson (idea)

Produced by
Chris Cherry .... producer
Film Editing by
David Martin 
Production Design by
Roger Murray-Leach 
Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt 
Makeup Department
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup artist
Production Management
Geoffrey Paget .... unit production manager
Art Department
Ray Ogden .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Ron Brown .... sound
Richard Chubb .... sound
Visual Effects by
Dave Jervis .... video effects
Peter Wragg .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
John Green .... lighting technician
Dave Mutton .... senior camera operator
Nigel Walters .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Dennis Collett .... editor: video tape
Jim Stephens .... vision mixer
Other crew
Joanna Gueritz .... assistant floor manager
Rod Litherland .... technical manager
Peter Rose .... assistant floor manager
Andrew Whitman .... production assistant
Glenys Williams .... assistant to director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This episode takes place in 2130 and 1980.See more »
Movie Connections:
You'd Better Believe it, BabeSee more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A classic., 26 February 2006
Author: NEIL-213 from Nottinghamshire, England

Just watched this on bbc 4 and just have to say i thought it was great.The story was well written.The writers letting the story flow and not trying to speed it up with unwanted action.The acting was superb from Firth and the rest of the great cast,Patrick magee giving a good performance in his small but pivotal role.The music at the beginning and the end was very good.Although i have no doubt i am probably looking at this through rose coloured glasses,and that there was a fair share of trash on TV in the 80s.This really puts the TV programmes of today to shame.Given a choice what my TV license fee should be spent on it would be this kind of programme not reality TV.Anyway i do hope the sequel will be shown on TV soon.

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