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1976

6 Jan. 1976
The Other Woman
A feisty lesbian moves in with a beautiful younger gay woman. But one of the women also has a boyfriend.
 
13 Jan. 1976
Nuts in May
A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.
 
20 Jan. 1976
Doran's Box
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27 Jan. 1976
Packman's Barn
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3 Feb. 1976
A Story to Frighten the Children
Carol Mclain hurries home late one night, and encounters trouble. No one on the nearby estate claims to have seen or heard anything. And why should they care. A woman out so late on her own. She's asking for trouble. Isn't she?
 
10 Feb. 1976
The Happy Hunting Ground
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17 Feb. 1976
The Jumping Bean Bag
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9 Mar. 1976
Willie Rough
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16 Mar. 1976
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
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23 Mar. 1976
The Peddler
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30 Mar. 1976
Early Struggles
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6 Apr. 1976
Double Dare
For the BBC's PLAY FOR TODAY series, Dennis Potter wrote this reflexive commentary on writers and actresses, the first Potter production to be done entirely on film. Playwright Martin Ellis intends to write a play about a call girl visiting a client at a hotel. So he invites the actress he plans for the part to join him for a drink at a hotel, hoping this will give him some material to work with. As they talk in the hotel lobby, the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to blur and overlap.
 
28 Jul. 1976
The House of Bernarda Alba
A domineering, reclusive and ostentatiously pious widow in a small Spanish town keeps such close watch on her daughters that they are unable to have normal social lives. However, the eldest is allowed to become engaged to an unprincipled young man, primarily for the financial advantages it will bring the mother, Bernarda. Jealousy and envy ensues among the other daughters.
 
21 Sep. 1976
Bet Your Life
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28 Sep. 1976
Rocky Marciano Is Dead
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12 Oct. 1976
The Elephants' Graveyard
Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn't want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he's working in a factory, but is in fact doing the same thing. The two men spend a day of friendship together, but what does the future offer them? And tonight is supposed to be pay night...
 
19 Oct. 1976
Housewives' Choice
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2 Nov. 1976
Buffet
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