Play for Today (1970–1984)
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The Elephants' Graveyard 

Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn't want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he's... See full summary »

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writer:

Peter McDougall (by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Billy Connolly ... Jody
Jon Morrison Jon Morrison ... Bunny
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Storyline

Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn't want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he's working in a factory, but is in fact doing the same thing. The two men spend a day of friendship together, but what does the future offer them? And tonight is supposed to be pay night... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1976 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The scenes in the hills were filmed close to 'The Cut' an artificial aqueduct designed to bring water down from the hills above Greenock in Scotland, to supply fresh water to the town and power machinery in the many factories in the town. See more »

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Jody: You get neither chance nor choice. You leave school and straight to work without even thinking about it. Then you get married without even knowing about it. Then spend the rest of your days using both as an excuse for never have done anything with your life.
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Brilliant....
28 August 2008 | by macadam122See all my reviews

Billy Connolly is a brilliant actor who became so famous for his comedy that he was effectively lost to acting. On a par with the best in his generation, his touching portrayal in this masterpiece is nothing short of brilliant. Jon Morrison also deserves mention for his excellent work here. The two men work effectively together and give the play some real resonance.A sensitive play about what it means to be grown up, and the responsibilities that brings. Perhaps slightly dated now in this day and age of gap years and mass unemployment, the play, nevertheless, has something to offer everyone. Thoroughly recommended, though very rarely seen now. A superb theatrical experience.


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