Play for Today

A list of Play for Today episodes, single dramas shown by the BBC between 1970 and 1984. Although these were standalone plays, some did have sequels, spin-off TV shows or theatrical remakes, as mentioned in the notes.

After spending some time adding a lot of these to the website, I believe this list is now complete at 319 plays. I had to do a fair amount of research to determine whether to include some, seeing as various sources differ. Many of the plays are now considered lost, but they have been included anyway. Some plays are not included because I couldn't find any evidence that they were ever scheduled, listed or broadcast on television as a Play for Today. Some…

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  • The Long Distance Piano Player

    1

  • The Right Prospectus

    2

  • The Lie

    3

  • Angels Are So Few

    4

  • The Write-Off

    5

  • I Can't See My Little Willie

    6

  • A Distant Thunder

    7

  • Hearts and Flowers

    8

  • Robin Redbreast

    9

  • The Hallelujah Handshake

    10

  • Alma Mater

    11

  • Circle Line

    12

  • Hell's Angel

    13

  • The Piano

    14

  • Billy's Last Stand

    15

  • The Rainbirds

    16

  • Reddick

    17

  • No Trams to Lime Street

    18

  • Mad Jack

    19

  • Scenes from Family Life

    20

  • Wind Versus Polygamy

    21

  • Playmates

    22

  • Sovereign's Company

    23

  • Season of the Witch

    24

  • The Foxtrot

    25

  • When the Bough Breaks

    26

  • Orkney

    27

  • The Rank and File

    28

  • The Man in the Sidecar

    29

  • Everybody Say Cheese

    30

  • The Cellar and the Almond Tree

    31

  • The Italian Table

    32

  • There Is Also Tomorrow

    33

  • Chariot of Fire

    34

  • Traitor

    35

  • Edna: The Inebriate Woman

    36

  • Evelyn

    37

  • O Fat White Woman

    38

  • Thank You Very Much

    39

  • Michael Regan

    40

  • Skin Deep

    41

  • Pal

    42

  • The Pigeon Fancier

    43

  • Home

    44

  • Still Waters

    45

  • Stocker's Copper

    46

  • The House on Highbury Hill

    47

  • In the Beautiful Caribbean

    48

  • Ackerman, Dougall and Harker

    49

  • The Villa Maroc

    50

  • Cows

    51

  • The Fishing Party

    52

  • The Reporters

    53

  • A Life Is Forever

    54

  • Carson Country

    55

  • Man Friday

    56

  • Triple Exposure

    57

  • Better Than the Movies

    58

  • The General's Day

    59

  • The Bankrupt

    60

  • Just Your Luck

    61

  • The Bouncing Boy

    62

  • Shakespeare or Bust

    63

  • Land of Green Ginger

    64

  • Kisses at Fifty

    65

  • Highway Robbery

    66

  • Song at Twilight

    67

  • Only Make Believe

    68

  • For Sylvia, or the Air Show

    69

  • The Operation

    70

  • Access to the Children

    71

  • Hard Labour

    72

  • Man Above Men

    73

  • Speech Day

    74

  • Steps Back

    75

  • Three's One

    76

  • Edward G: Like the Filmstar

    77

  • Blooming Youth

    78

  • The Stretch

    79

  • Making the Play

    80

  • Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

    81

  • Her Majesty's Pleasure

    82

  • Jack Point

    83

  • The Emergency Channel

    84

  • Mummy and Daddy

    85

  • Private Practice

    86

  • Shutdown

    87

  • Baby Blues

    88

  • Jingle Bells

    89

  • The Lonely Man's Lover

    90

  • All Good Men

    91

  • Joe's Ark

    92

  • Hot Fat

    93

  • Easy Go

    94

  • Headmaster

    95

  • Penda's Fen

    96

  • Pidgeon - Hawk or Dove?

    97

  • Three for the Fancy

    98

  • The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

    99

  • Schmoedipus

    100