Play for Today: Season 2, Episode 2

Edna, the Inebriate Woman (21 Oct. 1971)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Hayes ...
Josie, of 'Jesus Saves'
Geraldine Sherman ...
Trudi, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Cheryl Hall ...
Vangi, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Kate Williams ...
Teresa, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Peggy Aitchison ...
Lil, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Freda Dowie ...
Mother Superior, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
Victor, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
John Trigger ...
Graham, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
Walter Sparrow ...
Common Lodging House Proprietor
June Watson ...
Attendant, at The Spike
Denis Carey ...
Doctor, at The Spike
Jerry Verno ...
Old Man, at The Spike
Rex Rashley ...
Old Man, at The Spike
Amelia Bayntun ...
Jessie, a Tramp


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13 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This won several BAFTA's when first aired. It is a compelling dark story, wonderfully acted and directed. It tells the story of Edna, a bag lady and alcoholic. It tells us how she started down the slippery slope in her miserable life, and I have to say, it reduced me to tears. I really hope that someone somewhere has the rights to this masterpiece so it can be released on DVD, because it is a landmark in television drama. In television terms, I would rank in alongside other social classics such as 'Cathy Come Home' or 'Kes' (a co-production with the BBC). If anyone out there in film land wants to see something they'll never forget, demand your TV company airs this!

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