Play for Today - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • Everybody Say Cheese
    6/3/71
    0.0
    The story of a disintegrating marriage told through family photos
  • The Man in the Sidecar
    5/27/71
    5.0
    A succesful novelist Edith lives with her husband and his friend, but she decides to ask the friend to leave.
  • The Rank and File
    The Rank and File
    Episode 21
    5/20/71
    0.0
    A topical account of the St Helens Pilkington Glass factory workers strike of 1970, looking at the activities of the strike committee and their eventual betrayal by union leaders in London.
  • Orkney
    Orkney
    Episode 20
    5/13/71
    0.0
    A trilogy of plays--A Time to Keep, The Whaler's Return, and Celia--exploring the life of the islanders in the past and present
  • When the Bough Breaks
    5/6/71
    0.0
    When an injured baby arrives at the hospital, a social worker looks for the parents
  • The Foxtrot
    The Foxtrot
    Episode 18
    4/29/71
    0.0
    An odd menage a trois results when a woman and her lover are visited by her long-lost husband
  • Reddick
    Reddick
    Episode 17
    2/18/71
    0.0
    Charges that the Rev 'Red' Reddick is exploiting his youth club members leads to an explosive confrontation.
  • The Rainbirds
    The Rainbirds
    Episode 16
    2/11/71
    0.0
    A man who attempted suicide by jumping out a window is saved only to live in a coma, in which he has fantasies about his relatives and nightmare creatures.
  • Billy's Last Stand
    Billy's Last Stand
    Episode 15
    2/4/71
    0.0
    Billy, a self-employed coal-shoveler, gains a seedy business partner and competition in the form of a rival coal-shoveler.
  • The Piano
    The Piano
    Episode 14
    1/28/71
    0.0
    An old couple refuse to move when they find out that they can't take their piano with them
  • Hell's Angel
    Hell's Angel
    Episode 13
    1/21/71
    0.0
    A couple are distressed by the changes in their adopted teenaged son when he joins a biker gang.
  • Circle Line
    Circle Line
    Episode 12
    1/14/71
    0.0
    A cynical student has a radically different view of life from his landlady, leading to conflict. Matters come to a head when he sleeps with her fourteen-year-old brother.
  • Alma Mater
    Alma Mater
    Episode 11
    1/7/71
    0.0
    A civil servant working abroad revisits his old school
  • The Hallelujah Handshake
    12/17/70
    0.0
    A petty thief and social misfit finagles his way into a church congregation
  • Robin Redbreast
    Robin Redbreast
    Episode 9
    12/10/70
    9.0
    A woman living in a country cottage thinks that someone is trying to get her.
  • Hearts and Flowers
    Hearts and Flowers
    Episode 8
    12/3/70
    0.0
    A TV host and his architect brother attend their father's funeral
  • A Distant Thunder
    A Distant Thunder
    Episode 7
    11/26/70
    0.0
    A newly-appointed knight finds his celebrations cut short by someone who was witness to his treachery during the war.
  • I Can't See My Little Willie
    11/19/70
    0.0
    A man has a mid-life crisis in his brother's pub where sees life as a game show
  • The Write-Off
    The Write-Off
    Episode 5
    11/12/70
    0.0
    A man is made redundant but can't bring himself to let anyone know, plunging into a web of deceit as he keeps up the charade he is still in work.
  • Angels Are So Few
    Angels Are So Few
    Episode 4
    11/5/70
    7.0
    A man claiming to be an angel enters the household of a bored housewife and teaches the family a few lessons
  • The Lie
    The Lie
    Episode 3
    10/29/70
    7.5
    "The Lie" refers to the 8-year marriage of a couple who are constantly hurting each other.
  • The Right Prospectus
    10/22/70
    6.0
    A couple look for the proper school, not for their children but for themselves.
  • The Long Distance Piano Player
    10/15/70
    9.3
    A man tries to break the world's record for nonstop piano playing
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