Play for Today (1970–1984)

Orkney 

A trilogy of plays - "A Time to Keep", "The Whaler's Return" and "Celia" - exploring the life of the Orkney islanders in the past and present.

Director:

James MacTaggart

Writers:

George Mackay Brown (short stories), John McGrath

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Roëves ... Bill - A Time to Keep
Claire Nielson Claire Nielson ... Ingi - A Time to Keep
Gerry Slevin Gerry Slevin ... Peter of Two Waters - A Time to Keep
Terry Cavers Terry Cavers ... Anne of Two Waters - A Time to Keep
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Factor - A Time to Keep
Paul Kermack Paul Kermack ... Sinclair - A Time to Keep
David Mowat David Mowat ... Jeremiah of Whalerest - A Time to Keep
Joan Fitzpatrick Joan Fitzpatrick ... Jessie of Topmast - A Time to Keep
Phil McCall Phil McCall ... Missionary - A Time to Keep
Stuart Mungall Stuart Mungall ... Flaws - The Whaler's Return
James Copeland James Copeland ... Sabiston - The Whaler's Return
Jean Taylor Smith Jean Taylor Smith ... Bella Jean Bews - The Whaler's Return
Willie Joss Willie Joss ... Halcro - The Whaler's Return
Walter Carr ... Snelly - The Whaler's Return
Helena Gloag Helena Gloag ... Heather - The Whaler's Return
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A trilogy of plays - "A Time to Keep", "The Whaler's Return" and "Celia" - exploring the life of the Orkney islanders in the past and present.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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The Stage magazine (17 June 1971) cited this as the most successful of the run to that point, with the series averaging an audience of 6.5 million, but rising to 8 million for this instalment. See more »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1971 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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