The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
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The End of Arthur's Marriage 

A simple minded man on the outs with his wife and her family must take a large amount of his father-in-law's hard earned money to buy a house, in the belief that home ownership will make ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Loach (as Kenneth Loach)

Writers:

Christopher Logue (by), Stanley Myers (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Jones Ken Jones ... Arthur
Maureen Ampleford Maureen Ampleford ... Emmy
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Dad
Winifred Dennis Winifred Dennis ... Mum
Janie Booth Janie Booth ... Mavis
Hugh Paddick Hugh Paddick ... House Agent
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ... Mrs. Thurloe
Edward de Souza ... Mr. Thurloe
Ian Ellis Ian Ellis ... Mark
Derek Royle Derek Royle ... Taxi Driver
Howell Evans Howell Evans ... Angry Driver
Alec Coleman Alec Coleman ... Shaving Man
Robert Dougall Robert Dougall ... Newsreader
Kenneth Allsop Kenneth Allsop ... Interviewer
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Connie
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A simple minded man on the outs with his wife and her family must take a large amount of his father-in-law's hard earned money to buy a house, in the belief that home ownership will make him responsible and respectable. Instead he throws it away on a mad spending spree with his daughter. Written by WesternOne

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1965 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Curiouser and Curiouser...
7 March 2013 | by simonrosenbaumSee all my reviews

Sometime you sit down and watch something and the whole time your watching it your mouth's open in constant bewilderment and bemusement. This is one of those programmes. I suspect it could only have been made when it was made in the free thinking psychedelic let's try anything mid sixties. It starts as a seemingly fairly ordinary kitchen sink drama and then suddenly there's singing in the background oh it's a musical how quaint! Then there's other voices real people's voices describing an old gas works oh it's a documentary how interesting! and that's basically how it continues mixing the three. The songs are sometimes of a Broadway musical type describing the characters and what they're doing and sometimes they're straight pop songs as you would hear at that time. Most of them aren't bad and some are quite catchy. It is strange and bizarre it is funny it is political it is very watchable and there is an elephant.


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