The Wednesday Play: Season 1, Episode 39

The End of Arthur's Marriage (17 Nov. 1965)

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A simple minded man on the outs with his wife and her family must take a large amount of his father-in-law's hard earned money to buy a house, in the belief that home ownership will make ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Jones ...
Maureen Ampleford ...
Charles Lamb ...
Winifred Dennis ...
Janie Booth ...
Hugh Paddick ...
House agent
Joanna Dunham ...
Mrs. Thurloe
Edward de Souza ...
Mr. Thurloe
Ian Ellis ...
Derek Royle ...
Taxi driver
Howell Evans ...
Angry driver
Alec Coleman ...
Shaving man
Robert Dougall ...
Kenneth Allsop ...
Fanny Carby ...


A simple minded man on the outs with his wife and her family must take a large amount of his father-in-law's hard earned money to buy a house, in the belief that home ownership will make him responsible and respectable. Instead he throws it away on a mad spending spree with his daughter. Written by WesternOne

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7 March 2013 | by (New Malden,England) – See all my reviews

Sometime you sit down and watch something and the whole time your watching it your mouth's open in constant bewilderment and bemusement. This is one of those programmes. I suspect it could only have been made when it was made in the free thinking psychedelic let's try anything mid sixties. It starts as a seemingly fairly ordinary kitchen sink drama and then suddenly there's singing in the background oh it's a musical how quaint! Then there's other voices real people's voices describing an old gas works oh it's a documentary how interesting! and that's basically how it continues mixing the three. The songs are sometimes of a Broadway musical type describing the characters and what they're doing and sometimes they're straight pop songs as you would hear at that time. Most of them aren't bad and some are quite catchy. It is strange and bizarre it is funny it is political it is very watchable and there is an elephant.

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