Play for Today: Season 5, Episode 1

Leeds United (31 Oct. 1974)

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The true story of a strike in 1970 by female textile-factory workers in Leeds who wanted to be paid the same as their male colleagues, but whose efforts were undermined by the trade union that they belonged to.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Perrie ...
Mollie
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
Maggie
Lori Wells ...
Sadie
Josie Lane ...
Annie
Bert Gaunt ...
Harry Gridley
Stan Stennett ...
Joe Pike
Peter Wallis ...
Fred Packer
Bernard Archard ...
Managing Director, Blacks
Stanley Meadows ...
Managing Director, Benthams
Terence Frisby ...
Raymond Boswell
Peter Cellier ...
Philip Stringer
Pat Wallis ...
Rhona
Peter Russell ...
Stan Lloyd
Christine Buckley ...
Joan
Frances Goodall ...
Peggy
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The true story of a strike in 1970 by female textile-factory workers in Leeds who wanted to be paid the same as their male colleagues, but whose efforts were undermined by the trade union that they belonged to.

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Colin Welland originally wrote the play for Granada TV (part of the ITV network). But they couldn't afford the production costs, so a year later the BBC (a rival company) took it over. Having filmed it, it then took the BBC a further year to decide to show it. See more »

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