Play for Today (1970–1984)

Shakespeare or Bust 

Three miners take a boat trip to Stratford-on-Avon.

Director:

Brian Parker

Writer:

Peter Terson

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Glover ... Art
Ray Mort ... Ern
Douglas Livingstone Douglas Livingstone ... Abe
Katya Wyeth Katya Wyeth ... Hélène
Peter Honri Peter Honri ... Yachting Cap
Alan David Alan David ... Boat Hirer
Frank Woodfield Frank Woodfield ... Lock Keeper
Philip Jackson ... Hippie
Terence Mountain Terence Mountain ... Bouncer
Mick Dillon ... Boxer
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Charlie
Ralph Lawton Ralph Lawton ... Landlord
Peggy Ashby Peggy Ashby ... Landlady
Walter Dalby Walter Dalby ... Laplock
Gillian Andrews Gillian Andrews ... Box Office Lady
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Storyline

Three miners take a boat trip to Stratford-on-Avon.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1973 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Shakespeare or Bust" was of a trilogy of plays based on trips out taken by the same three characters - miners from Leeds. The other two plays are "The Fishing Party", set around a trip to Whitby, on the Yorkshire coast, and "Three for the Fancy", set around a trip to a 'fur and feathers' country show. These were all part of the BBC's "Play for Today" series, which produced numerous fantastic screenplays for TV in the 70s and early 80s (it was supposedly scrapped to reallocate funds towards the creation of Eastenders!) See more »

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