Play for Today: Season 5, Episode 7

Eleanor (12 Dec. 1974)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(awaiting 5 votes)
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot



0Check in

Related Items

Search for "Eleanor" on

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Play for Today.
« Previous Episode | 98 of 307 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Douglas ...
Doreen Mantle ...
Maureen Pryor ...
Miss Whitehead
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Miss Homber
Elaine Mitchell ...
Miss Haskins
Det.-Sgt. Gregg
Martin Boddey ...
Mr. O'Brien
Ray Burdis ...
Danny Price
Nula Conwell ...
Liz Jones
George Ballantine ...
Caroline North ...
Eileen Reid
Kim Taylforth ...
Susie Crumm
Gillian Taylforth ...
Lilian Rostkowska ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

12 December 1974 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Child seeks escape
10 May 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an effective story of bullying, and a withdrawn child who yearns for something different -- in her case, for the freedom symbolised by her memories of the seaside. Background characters who at first seem one-dimensional take on additional depths as the crisis breaks.

However, the BFI transfer I saw at the Mediatheque did seem to end very abruptly (on a few seconds' irresolute shot of Eleanor's parents in their kitchen just after we see her bag go in the bin), and I did wonder if the version originally transmitted contained a more conclusive ending. The running time was listed at circa sixty-five minutes whereas the digital transfer only seemed to run to fifty-something minutes long.

As it stands, we never really find out what happens to any of the protagonists...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for Play for Today episodes ian-stapleton-775-79089
Where to find copies of Play for today films eatfoeslikepacman
Brian Glover - Play for Today leighton_haywood
Alma Mater marty-124
Abigail's Party documentary BBC4 tonyhu
Help with the title of the one with the schoolboys please!! pinkywafer
Discuss Eleanor (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: