The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
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3 Clear Sundays 

A dull witted young labourer from a criminal family is sent to gaol for a minor crime, leaving his pregnant girlfriend unmarried. But while there he is talked into attacking a guard, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Loach (as Kenneth Loach)

Writer:

Jimmy O'Connor (TV play) (as James O'Connor)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Selby Tony Selby ... Danny Lee
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Britannia Lee
Finnuala O'Shannon Finnuala O'Shannon ... Rosa (as Finuala O'Shannon)
Dickie Owen Dickie Owen ... Big Al
Will Stampe Will Stampe ... Porky
John Blythe ... Jimmy the Gent
Bernard Shine Bernard Shine ... P.C. 'One-a-day'
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Prisoner in Black Maria
Ken Wayne ... Prisoner in Black Maria
Alec Ross Alec Ross ... Nick Carney
George Webb George Webb ... Jim Ritchie
Glynn Edwards ... Prison Officer Johnson
Howell Evans Howell Evans ... Prison Officer Morgan
Eric Mason Eric Mason ... Millin
Alan Cooper Alan Cooper ... Maguire
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Storyline

A dull witted young labourer from a criminal family is sent to gaol for a minor crime, leaving his pregnant girlfriend unmarried. But while there he is talked into attacking a guard, who later dies, so he's then sentenced to hang for his crime, despite a protest and newspaper campaign for leniency. Written by WesternOne

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1965 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title of this film is taken from the Home Office ruling on capital punishment that "three clear Sundays" must elapse between a judge pronouncing sentence of death and the convicted prisoner being executed by hanging. See more »

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