The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

The Portsmouth Defence 

After an assault a man tries to find justice in court only to find that his incompetent prosecution team and the attractive female defense lawyer who wows the court, conspire against him.

Director:

James MacTaggart

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emrys James Emrys James ... Arthur Pickett
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Ivy Pickett
Deborah Cranston Deborah Cranston ... Marlene
Maureen Ampleford Maureen Ampleford ... Maureen
Michael Coles ... Anthony Charles Goodwin
Jerome Willis ... Detective Sergeant Latcham
Richard Howard Richard Howard ... Terry, a milkman
Frederick Farley Frederick Farley ... The Magistrate, Hispaniola Square Magistrates' Court
David Chant David Chant ... Prosecuting Counsel, Hispaniola Square Magistrates' Court
Eric Phillips Eric Phillips ... The Clerk of the Court, Hispaniola Square Magistrates' Court
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... The Warrant Officer, Hispaniola Square Magistrates' Court
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... The Usher, Hispaniola Square Magistrates' Court
Tommy Godfrey Tommy Godfrey ... Plantagenet King
Yootha Joyce ... Miriam Green
Bryan Pringle ... Trumper
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Storyline

After an assault a man tries to find justice in court only to find that his incompetent prosecution team and the attractive female defense lawyer who wows the court, conspire against him.

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Genres:

Drama

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This is the first of a trilogy of plays. The second, "Little Master Mind" was transmitted on 14 December 1966 and the third and final play, "An Officer Of The Court" was transmitted on 20 December 1967. See more »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1966 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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