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The Wednesday Play 

Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

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Edwin Brown ...  Chief Prison Officer / ... 9 episodes, 1965-1969
Neville Smith Neville Smith ...  Eddie / ... 8 episodes, 1965-1969
Tony Selby Tony Selby ...  Brother Malachy / ... 7 episodes, 1965-1967
Michael Robbins ...  Albert Barking / ... 7 episodes, 1964-1970
Ken Jones Ken Jones ...  Arthur / ... 7 episodes, 1965-1969
Alec Coleman Alec Coleman ...  Gambler / ... 7 episodes, 1965-1967
George Sewell ...  Barny the tallyman, in the washhouse / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1967
Paddy Joyce Paddy Joyce ...  Docker / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1969
Griffith Davies Griffith Davies ...  Jackie Coulson / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1969
Alan Selwyn Alan Selwyn ...  Gambler / ... 6 episodes, 1965-1967
Alec Ross Alec Ross ...  Jon Anson / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1969
Tommy Godfrey Tommy Godfrey ...  Plantaganet King / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
John Kidd ...  Auctioneer / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
William Moore William Moore ...  Constable Howell / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
Keith Campbell Keith Campbell ...  American / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1969
Will Stampe Will Stampe ...  Boat Proprietor / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
Wally Patch Wally Patch ...  Grandad / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
John Bailey ...  Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1967
Eric Mason Eric Mason ...  Policeman / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1969
Julie May Julie May ...  Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1968
Keith Barron ...  Nigel Barton / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Peter Jeffrey ...  Charles / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Eileen Atkins ...  Joan / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Isobel Black ...  Annabel Tranter-Percy / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Rosemary Leach ...  Jean Marfield / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1970
Derek Francis Derek Francis ...  Cornelius Shafton / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Elizabeth Begley Elizabeth Begley ...  Auntie / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ...  Mary / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Geraldine Moffat ...  Jo / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
John Nettleton ...  Captain / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1970
Dennis Golding Dennis Golding ...  Jake / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Jo Rowbottom Jo Rowbottom ...  Christine / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
Alan Lake Alan Lake ...  Arthur / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Bryan Pringle ...  Trumper / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1969
Yootha Joyce ...  Miriam Green / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ...  Arnold / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
George Roderick ...  Attendant / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Godfrey James Godfrey James ...  Bert / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ...  Connie / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ...  Arthur / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1970
John Woodnutt ...  Albert Stamp / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Yvonne Antrobus Yvonne Antrobus ...  Girl / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1967
Walter Hall Walter Hall ...  Henry Cooper / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Lionel Wheeler Lionel Wheeler ...  Mr. Gray / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Lucy Griffiths Lucy Griffiths ...  Bishop's wife / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1966
Frank Littlewood Frank Littlewood ...  Judge / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1970
Eunice Black Eunice Black ...  Audrey / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
George Tovey George Tovey ...  Little George / ... 4 episodes, 1965
George Baker ...  Jacques / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
John Phillips ...  Cardinal Runan / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Christine Hargreaves Christine Hargreaves ...  Doreen / ... 4 episodes, 1967-1970
Winifred Dennis Winifred Dennis ...  Mrs. Ward / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Basil Henson Basil Henson ...  Brigadier Terence O'Brian / ... 4 episodes, 1964-1968
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ...  Blecker / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1969
Andrea Lawrence Andrea Lawrence ...  Gambler / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1967
Eileen Way Eileen Way ...  Aunt Erika / ... 4 episodes, 1966-1969
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ...  Dora / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Cleo Sylvestre Cleo Sylvestre ...  Inmate: At Holm Lea / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1969
Frank Jarvis Frank Jarvis ...  2nd Customer / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
James Appleby James Appleby ...  Bushey / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1968
Alfred Lynch ...  Bisthorpe / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Barry Foster ...  Bellamy / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Lally Bowers ...  Mrs. Barraclough / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Brenda Bruce ...  Betty Bradshaw / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Rosalie Crutchley ...  Caridad Mercader / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Caroline Mortimer Caroline Mortimer ...  Celia / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Dinsdale Landen ...  Brian / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Rachel Kempson ...  Eve / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1968
Robert Powell ...  Arkie / ... 3 episodes, 1969-1970
Ronald Lacey ...  Billy Oates / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ...  Brack / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Carol White ...  Cathy / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Peter Vaughan ...  Ron / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1970
James Maxwell ...  Captain Miller / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
Godfrey Quigley ...  Jack Regan / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ...  Maggie / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Barbara Couper Barbara Couper ...  Dowager Lady Langouste / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1967
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ...  Gillian Player / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
Michael Standing Michael Standing ...  Alan Baird / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ...  Bennie Sax / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Jerome Willis ...  Daniel / ... 3 episodes, 1966
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ...  Mrs. Clenham / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1968
Vickery Turner Vickery Turner ...  Eileen / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
John Sharp ...  Charlie / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1970
Pauline Delaney ...  May Trapnell / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Patrick Barr ...  Consultant / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
Laurence Hardy Laurence Hardy ...  Colonel Frayne / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
Artro Morris Artro Morris ...  Chef / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Richard Davies Richard Davies ...  Harry Jenkins / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1967
Hilda Barry Hilda Barry ...  Grandma / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Will Leighton Will Leighton ...  Father / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1970
David Langton ...  Dean Liddell / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
John Savident ...  Hans Von Dorring / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe ...  Dédé / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Barry Jackson ...  Cossack / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Michael Pennington ...  Garry / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1970
John Le Mesurier ...  Canon Dunwoodie / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1969
Glynn Edwards ...  Bernie the Tweedler / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Rita Webb Rita Webb ...  Britannia Lee / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Shelagh Fraser ...  Dr. Kings / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1969
Reg Lye ...  Jack / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1970
Kevin Stoney Kevin Stoney ...  Marcello / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Donald Hewlett ...  1st Hunting Man / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Maureen O'Reilly Maureen O'Reilly ...  Laura Pembury / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Aubrey Richards Aubrey Richards ...  Governor / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ...  Blind Sam / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Maureen Ampleford Maureen Ampleford ...  Emmy / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Joe Gladwin ...  Adam Coulson / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
William Holmes ...  Policeman / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Ken Wayne ...  Gingo / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Ron Eagleton Ron Eagleton ...  Bob / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1968
Pauline Devaney Pauline Devaney ...  Jane / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Adrienne Frame Adrienne Frame ...  Eileen / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Lala Lloyd Lala Lloyd ...  Aloysia / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1969
Peter Madden ...  Bishop / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1966
Gareth Forwood ...  Balcar / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
John Moore John Moore ...  1st Investor / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Joby Blanshard ...  1st Prisoner / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1969
Robert Arden ...  Captain Danziger / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Sylvia Coleridge ...  Mrs. Mackintosh / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Norman Scace Norman Scace ...  Arnold Crail / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
Jack May Jack May ...  Emma's Father / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
Donald Morley ...  Bernard's Doctor / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
John Blythe ...  Greenway / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ...  Cavalry club doorman / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Diana Hoddinott ...  Polly Gordano / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1968
Nicholas Young ...  Dod / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1970
Raymond Witch Raymond Witch ...  2nd Questioner / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Kenneth Colley ...  Bethold Florenberg / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Cecil Cheng Cecil Cheng ...  Chinese / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Howell Evans Howell Evans ...  Angry Driver / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Dickie Owen Dickie Owen ...  Big Al / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Harry Littlewood ...  Cook / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Colin Rix Colin Rix ...  Harold Snide / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Helen Booth Helen Booth ...  Landlady / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1967
Robert Wilde Robert Wilde ...  2nd Man in pub / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ...  Bishop / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Doreen Herrington Doreen Herrington ...  Heckler / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Bernard Stone Bernard Stone ...  Jack the Butcher / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Dermot Macdowell Dermot Macdowell ...  Customer / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ...  1st Customer / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Sheila Beckett Sheila Beckett ...  Mrs. Hammond / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Nigel Stock ...  Captain Bill Nicholson / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
John Stratton ...  Arthur / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1967
Ronald Radd Ronald Radd ...  Mathieu / ... 3 episodes, 1967
Gladys Dawson Gladys Dawson ...  Mrs. Penfold / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1966
Jumoke Debayo Jumoke Debayo ...  Mrs. Low / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1969
Janie Booth Janie Booth ...  Casualty nurse / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Hal Hamilton Hal Hamilton ...  Jed / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Sheila Grant Sheila Grant ...  Beryl Forbes / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Ray Barron Ray Barron ...  Fidgetty Joe / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Michael Mulcaster Michael Mulcaster ...  Guest / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
John Garvin John Garvin ...  Clerk of the Court / ... 3 episodes, 1966
Ben Howard Ben Howard ...  Boy, in the pub / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1968
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ...  Josh / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ...  Antrobus / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Kenneth Haigh ...  Leitch / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Lee Montague ...  Archibald Cooper / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Patrick Allen ...  Don Giovanni / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Leonard Rossiter ...  Mr. Jeffs / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Patrick Magee ...  Arnold Jesse / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Clive Revill ...  Herman Boff / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Roland Culver ...  Arthur Maybury / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Denholm Elliott ...  Gerald / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Alec McCowen ...  Alfred Poole / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ...  Barlowe / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Raymond Huntley ...  Dr. Hallam Aitkinson / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Nicola Pagett ...  Adele Dobbs / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Hywel Bennett ...  Oliver Treefe / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Michele Dotrice ...  Emma 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  Henry Ramsden / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Robert Hardy ...  Nick Prockter / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Constance Chapman ...  Lily / ... 2 episodes, 1968
Michael Goodliffe ...  Mr. Douglas / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1966
Jane Arden ...  Inez / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Anton Rodgers ...  Jamie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Valerie Gearon Valerie Gearon ...  Anne Barton / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Norman Rodway ...  Cage / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Barrie Ingham ...  Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Mary Miller Mary Miller ...  Freda Wills / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Simon Ward ...  Donald Clenham / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Marius Goring ...  Reverend Harrup / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Dudley Sutton ...  Corporal Tom Oates / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Frances Cuka Frances Cuka ...  Edna / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
T.P. McKenna ...  Joe Katz / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Roddy McMillan Roddy McMillan ...  Stranger / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Michael Hordern ...  General Kokoshkin, Chief of Police / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ...  Arthur Bradshaw / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Glyn Houston ...  Colonel Ronald Sutherland / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Megs Jenkins ...  Molly Wilderness / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Fionnula Flanagan ...  Eileen / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Hazel Hughes Hazel Hughes ...  Mabel Trench MP / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Richard O'Sullivan ...  Christopher Tenterden / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Richard Vernon ...  Brigadier Samson / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Joseph O'Conor ...  Joseph Brendon / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Colin Farrell Colin Farrell ...  Eric / ... 2 episodes, 1967
John Alderton ...  Charley / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Valerie White Valerie White ...  Florence / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Rosemary Nicols Rosemary Nicols ...  Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Peter Copley ...  General Friedrich Olbright / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
Edward Evans ...  Arthur Davies / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
Neil McCarthy ...  Black / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Ernest Clark ...  Ivor Brendon / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
John Collin John Collin ...  George / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Glenda Jackson ...  Cathy / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Emrys James Emrys James ...  Arthur Pickett / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Fiona Duncan Fiona Duncan ...  Audrey / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Calum Mill Calum Mill ...  John Murdoch / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Brian Blessed ...  Peter / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Clive Swift ...  Adjutant / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Rhoda Lewis ...  Hilda / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Paul Young Paul Young ...  Laurie Kyle / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Jan Waters Jan Waters ...  Elizabeth / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Joss Ackland ...  Cornelius / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Deborah Watling ...  Alice Liddell / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Stephanie Bidmead Stephanie Bidmead ...  Harriet / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Catherine Lacey ...  Bee / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Barry Justice Barry Justice ...  Reverend Lewis Patterson / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Robert Harris ...  Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1967
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ...  Eric / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
Jack Watson ...  Rev. Beaumont / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Barry Lowe Barry Lowe ...  Christopher 'Chris' / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Alan Tucker ...  Chris / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Patricia Garwood ...  Caroline Greely / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Stanley Meadows ...  Det. Sgt. Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Donald Douglas ...  Adrian Brinton / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Mary Chester Mary Chester ...  Barmaid / ... 2 episodes, 1968
Tessa Wyatt ...  Julie Jesse / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Willoughby Goddard ...  Bernard / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Madeleine Newbury Madeleine Newbury ...  Joan Teague / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser ...  Linda / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Helen Lindsay ...  Celia Farquhar / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Barbara Atkinson Barbara Atkinson ...  1st Hunting Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Michael Bates ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Jane Eccles Jane Eccles ...  Miss Plimsoll / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Jennifer Daniel Jennifer Daniel ...  Helen Saville / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Bill Henderson Bill Henderson ...  Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Tony Steedman ...  Anderson / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Margery Withers Margery Withers ...  Ethel / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Ian Ogilvy ...  Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Donal Donnelly ...  Alf / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ...  Chief of Police / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
George Moon George Moon ...  Clewes / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Garfield Morgan ...  Danny / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Felicity Gibson Felicity Gibson ...  Bunty Mainwaring / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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Cyril Luckham ...  General-Colonel Ludwig Beck / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Meredith Edwards ...  Logan / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Agatha Carroll Agatha Carroll ...  2nd Hunting Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Judith Smith Judith Smith ...  Hazel / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Geraldine Newman ...  Elaine / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Salmaan Peerzada ...  Jhimma / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Nicholas Smith ...  Man / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Jacqueline Ellis ...  Anne Barraclough / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Neil Wilson ...  Preston / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
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Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ...  Joe Kenny / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Susan Richards ...  May / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Clive Graham Clive Graham ...  David Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
John Woodvine ...  Dwornik / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
John Barrett ...  Christmas Potter / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Evelyn Lund Evelyn Lund ...  Mrs. Finch / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
John Moffatt ...  Edward Cosgrove / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Vic Wise Vic Wise ...  Jack Simons / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Amelia Bayntun Amelia Bayntun ...  Ada Gorbet / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Gerald Cross ...  Carl / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Clive Morton ...  De Goede / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Frederick Farley Frederick Farley ...  Rudy Blubenbaum / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Tony Wager ...  CID Sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Ann Tirard ...  Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ...  Dr. Matthews / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Ann Beach Ann Beach ...  Blodwen Wilderness / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Leonard Cracknell Leonard Cracknell ...  Nigel / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1970
Annette Crosbie ...  Julie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Walter Sparrow ...  Lionel's father / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Andreas Lysandrou Andreas Lysandrou ...  Bookshop owner / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Hal Galili ...  Private First Class O'Brien / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Finnuala O'Shannon Finnuala O'Shannon ...  Agnes / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
David Webb David Webb ...  Cyclist / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Denise Buckley Denise Buckley ...  Marion / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Dilys Davies Dilys Davies ...  Mum / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Brinley Jenkins Brinley Jenkins ...  Emlyn Hicks / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ...  Father / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Ralph Watson Ralph Watson ...  2nd Redcap / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Kay Dotrice Kay Dotrice ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Moray Watson Moray Watson ...  Major Hacker / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Roshan Seth ...  Ben Scalfe / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Wendy Allnutt ...  Frances / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Edward Burnham ...  Basinio / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
William Kendall ...  Lt. Col. Barraclough / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Stephen Whittaker ...  Davis / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Robin Parkinson Robin Parkinson ...  First Man / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Johnnie Wade Johnnie Wade ...  Georgie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Joan Sanderson ...  Angela Walker / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Jane Knowles Jane Knowles ...  Deirdre / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Michael Barrington ...  Harry Cartwright / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Toni Palmer Toni Palmer ...  Janet / ... 2 episodes, 1965
John Rees John Rees ...  Gamekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Stuart Mungall Stuart Mungall ...  Spooner / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
George Innes ...  Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Reginald Barratt Reginald Barratt ...  Dispenser / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Amy Mitchell Amy Mitchell ...  Barmaid / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Milton Johns ...  Hugh Shafton / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Bettina Dickson Bettina Dickson ...  Helen / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
John Bryans John Bryans ...  Dr. Saddler / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Malcolm Taylor Malcolm Taylor ...  Man at the pub / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
June Brown June Brown ...  Emma / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Grant Taylor ...  Colonel Lloyd Beacher, Prosecuting Officer / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Rosalie Westwater Rosalie Westwater ...  Martha Stoupe / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Tom Bowman Tom Bowman ...  Arfur / ... 2 episodes, 1965
John Wentworth John Wentworth ...  General Decamps / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Kenneth Cranham ...  Roland / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Brenda Peters Brenda Peters ...  Mary Anne Milburn / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Gábor Baraker Gábor Baraker ...  Mr. Gronki / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Harry Baird ...  Dan Adebayo / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Madge Brindley ...  Fat housewife / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Ian Reid Ian Reid ...  Ingratiating man / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Angela Pleasence ...  Beatrice Grayson / ... 2 episodes, 1969
David de Keyser David de Keyser ...  Psychiatrist / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1966
Robert James ...  Denzil Trafford / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Sheila White ...  Lavinia / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Donald Sumpter ...  Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Clifford Cox Clifford Cox ...  Chief Fireman / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Geoffrey Dunn Geoffrey Dunn ...  Feath / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
David Kelly ...  Finbar / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Jeremy Young ...  Captain of the Dragoons / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Hilda Braid Hilda Braid ...  Joyce / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton ...  Bernie / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Geoffrey Matthews Geoffrey Matthews ...  Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
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John Trenaman John Trenaman ...  Seaman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Downey John Downey ...  Clerk of the Court / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Billy Russell Billy Russell ...  Jim Ulyatt / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Kate Jones Kate Jones ...  Betty Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Ken Parry Ken Parry ...  Freda / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Jan Edwards Jan Edwards ...  Glynis Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Jonathan Burn ...  2nd Lt. Florence / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
George Roubicek ...  Bryan Parkin / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Dorothea Rundle Dorothea Rundle ...  Mrs. Granger / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Michael Finlayson Michael Finlayson ...  Frederick Carter-Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Wallace Campbell Wallace Campbell ...  Alderman / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Richard Pescud Richard Pescud ...  Father / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Makki Marseilles Makki Marseilles ...  Costas Hadjimitsis / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Peter Jesson Peter Jesson ...  Bernard / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Charles Lewsen Charles Lewsen ...  Bertrand Russell / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Bill Lyons Bill Lyons ...  Student / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Jonathan Scott Jonathan Scott ...  Nelson / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Gavin Morrison Gavin Morrison ...  Austin Reed / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Howard Charlton Howard Charlton ...  Creditor / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ...  Hitler / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ...  Chief Constable / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Terence Soall Terence Soall ...  Mathews / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Nicholas Stuart ...  Chaplain / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Douglas Murchie Douglas Murchie ...  Andy Gemmell / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
John Shedden John Shedden ...  Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Norman Mitchell ...  Mr. Dawkins / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Barry Keegan Barry Keegan ...  Rory McDade / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Steven Berkoff ...  Councillor / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Chuck Julian Chuck Julian ...  Don Somers / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Araby Lockhart Araby Lockhart ...  Lady Harriet Fountain / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Michael Harrigan Michael Harrigan ...  Booking clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Reg Whitehead Reg Whitehead ...  Jimpy / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
John Saunders John Saunders ...  Fifth Committee Member / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Rapley John Rapley ...  Hugh Snelby / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Billy Dean Billy Dean ...  Guard / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Derek Ware Derek Ware ...  Gladiator / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Ruth Porcher Ruth Porcher ...  Mrs. Barking / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Frank Mills ...  Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Kristopher Kum Kristopher Kum ...  Cuthbert / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jack Bligh Jack Bligh ...  Mr. Bleeker / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ...  3rd Investor / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
John Roden John Roden ...  Chirp / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Frank Gatliff Frank Gatliff ...  Agent / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Jill Brooke Jill Brooke ...  2nd Neighbour / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Barbara Keogh Barbara Keogh ...  Mrs. Taylor / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Baker John Baker ...  Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Angela Galbraith Angela Galbraith ...  1st Woman in pub / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Glenn Williams Glenn Williams ...  Abel / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Ann Way ...  Elderly lady's companion / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
George Pensotti George Pensotti ...  Fred / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Harry Oatten Harry Oatten ...  Engine driver / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Dallas Cavell ...  Jack Jardine / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1968
Carla Challoner Carla Challoner ...  Carola / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Noel Howlett ...  Dr. Evans / ... 2 episodes, 1967
George Selway ...  Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Peter Newby Peter Newby ...  Guard / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Charles Rea Charles Rea ...  Pedestrian / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Roy Evans Roy Evans ...  Freddie Snide 2 episodes, 1966
Arthur Boland Arthur Boland ...  Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Geoffrey Cheshire Geoffrey Cheshire ...  Barry / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Tony Caunter Tony Caunter ...  Lorry driver / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
Mark Elwes Mark Elwes ...  Pub customer / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Albert Lampert Albert Lampert ...  Albrecht Mayer / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Paul Farrell Paul Farrell ...  Alec Moran / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Douglas Milvain Douglas Milvain ...  Guest / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
John Scott Martin ...  Postman / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Adrian Drotsky Adrian Drotsky ...  Harries / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Janet Key Janet Key ...  Honeymoon wife / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell ...  Mick / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Rose Howlett Rose Howlett ...  Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Sheila Dunn Sheila Dunn ...  2nd Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Annette Kerr Annette Kerr ...  Lady Magistrate / ... 2 episodes, 1966
David Tate David Tate ...  Basil Biggleswade / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Tom Laird Tom Laird ...  In Ulster / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Bill Dean ...  John Coyne / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Laurie Asprey Laurie Asprey ...  Brian / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Maurice Hedley Maurice Hedley ...  Alexander MacMillan / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Dinny Powell Dinny Powell ...  Benny / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Wendy Marshall Wendy Marshall ...  Receptionist 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Anthony Newlands ...  Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1966
George Desmond George Desmond ...  Leper / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Roy Thomas Roy Thomas ...  Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Michael Goldie Michael Goldie ...  Inner security guard / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Winifred Sabine Winifred Sabine ...  Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Brian Gear Brian Gear ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Alan Lawrance Alan Lawrance ...  Fat Man / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
David Crane David Crane ...  Barrister / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham ...  Irishman / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Terry Duggan Terry Duggan ...  2nd Prisoner / ... 2 episodes, 1967
Michael Lynch Michael Lynch ...  Captain / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Charles Leno Charles Leno ...  Warden: At Cumbermere Lodge / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Paul Prescott Paul Prescott ...  Man in Crowd / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Jack Melford Jack Melford ...  Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Emmett Hennessy Emmett Hennessy ...  Boy - Transport Cafe / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Marji Campi Marji Campi ...  Girl 2 episodes, 1965
Kim Peacock Kim Peacock ...  Governor / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Joey Kaye Joey Kaye ...  Brian Croft / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Myrtle Mackenzie Myrtle Mackenzie ...  Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Raymond Farrell Raymond Farrell ...  Barman in Trumper's pub / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Anna Wing Anna Wing ...  Nannie / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Anne Hardcastle Anne Hardcastle ...  Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Charlie Barlow Charlie Barlow ...  Docker / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Bert King Bert King ...  Docker / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
David Baxter David Baxter ...  Cafe Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Lila Kaye ...  Mrs. Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1966
Anthony Woodruff Anthony Woodruff ...  Dr. Crosby / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Terri Ansell Terri Ansell ...  Inmate: At Holm Lea / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Richard Pearson ...  Fatty / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...  Florence / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Julian Glover ...  James / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Alethea Charlton Alethea Charlton ...  Dolorea Sweeting / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Diana Bishop Diana Bishop ...  Betty Lawrence / ... 2 episodes, 1968
Faith Brook ...  Anna Mackintosh / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Zena Walker Zena Walker ...  Mary McManus / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Edwin Richfield ...  Matthew / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Imogen Hassall ...  Rogation / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Nicholas Critchley Nicholas Critchley ...  Party guest / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Barbara Lott Barbara Lott ...  Miss Hepworth / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Pauline Collins ...  Angelina / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Julie Booth Julie Booth ...  Barbara Bancroft / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Roger Hammond ...  Father Ambrose / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Roland Curram ...  Ivan Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Royston Tickner Royston Tickner ...  Mr. Bancroft / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Terence Sewards Terence Sewards ...  Will 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Hana Maria Pravda ...  Myra Adrian 2 episodes, 1966-1967
Kate Williams Kate Williams ...  Janice / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Harry Davis Harry Davis ...  Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Jacqueline Blackmore Jacqueline Blackmore ...  Mrs. Potter's Nurse / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Kathleen Byron ...  Miss Stewart / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Robert Gillespie ...  Bruce Maslin / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1969
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ...  Student / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Declan Mulholland Declan Mulholland ...  In Ulster / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Sidney Gatcum Sidney Gatcum ...  Foreman, in the factory 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Edith MacArthur ...  Carol / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1968
Edmund Bailey Edmund Bailey ...  Eddie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Roy Stewart ...  Boxer / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Calvin Lockhart ...  Bus driver / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1968
Gilly Fraser Gilly Fraser ...  Annie / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1968
Yemi Goodman Ajibade Yemi Goodman Ajibade ...  Man in pub / ... 2 episodes, 1965
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John Hopkins. Famous plays include "Up the Junction", "Cathy Come Home" , "Stand Up Nigel Barton", "Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton", "On the Eve of Publication", and "Son of Man". The series often addressed controversial issues, such as homelessness and abortion. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1964 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(172 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Only seventy-six episodes are known to survive. See more »

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Not all formulae are formulaic
1 December 2006 | by ian-butterworthSee all my reviews

The Wednesday play seemed to me a brave attempt to do something new and interesting with drama on television. Very like fringe theatre in some respects but with an ability to stretch locations I found it immensely stimulating as a teenager and would love to see more TV drama like it.

Things like The Sopranos or 6' under seem to me to represent a very commercialised aspect of the attempt to surprise and stimulate that The Wednesday Play did in an understated way.

I suppose one could look back to things like Armchair Theatre to such one-offs too. I know that writers of equally good talent must still exist but are they getting the chances they deserve? Otherwise, what do we do? Flog off to Edinburgh again and sleep on a floor? At my age? Well, yes of course if I have to.


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