Play for Today - Season 6

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Episode Guide

  • The House of Bernarda Alba
    7/28/76
    8.0
    The eldest daughter of a domineering, overprotective mother becomes engaged to an unprincipled young man who has money.
  • Brimstone and Treacle
    8/25/87
    7.3
    A stranger insinuates his way into the home of a couple and rapes their brain-damaged daughter.
  • Double Dare
    Double Dare
    Episode 24
    4/6/76
    7.0
    A playwright spends an afternoon in a hotel room with an actress who takes on the role of call girl for research purposes.
  • Early Struggles
    Early Struggles
    Episode 23
    3/30/76
    7.0
    A story about a father's attempts at single parenthood
  • The Peddler
    The Peddler
    Episode 22
    3/23/76
    0.0
  • Tiptoe through the Tulips
    3/16/76
    0.0
  • Willie Rough
    Willie Rough
    Episode 20
    3/9/76
    0.0
    A story depicting life in a shipyard
  • Love Letters on Blue Paper
    3/2/76
    0.0
  • Clay, Smeddum and Greenden
    2/24/76
    0.0
    A play based on three short stories about the Scottish people and their relationship with the land: "Clay" concerns a farmer's obsession with his fields to the exclusion of his dying wife; "Smeddum" is about an indomitable woman and her large family; and "Greenden" tells the story of an unhappy woman from the city living with her indifferent husband in the country.moreless
  • The Jumping Bean Bag
    2/17/76
    0.0
  • The Happy Hunting Ground
    2/10/76
    0.0
  • A Story to Frighten the Children
    2/3/76
    0.0
    A woman encounters trouble when she arrives home late at night, but her neighbors on a nearby estate claim to have seen and heard nothing.
  • Packman's Barn
    Packman's Barn
    Episode 14
    1/27/76
    0.0
  • Doran's Box
    Doran's Box
    Episode 13
    1/20/76
    0.0
  • Nuts in May
    Nuts in May
    Episode 12
    1/13/76
    9.7
    "One of the best of Mike Leigh's funny yet painfully real observational plays in which the humour comes as much from recognition of the characters and their foibles as from the dialogue and events of the drama. Smug married couple Keith and Candice Marie—keen exponents of their belief in organic health food, exercise and the environment—are on a camping holiday, where they find that it is not always easy to be tolerant of others when they don't share the same enthusiasms." (BBC)moreless
  • The Other Woman
    The Other Woman
    Episode 11
    1/6/76
    7.0
    An aggressive lesbian disrupts the lives of those around her.
  • Rumpole of the Bailey
    12/16/75
    9.0
    Rumpole defends a young West Indian boy accused of attempted murder.
  • A Passage to England
    12/9/75
    0.0
    A group of Asians plans to sneak into England using a fishing boat
  • Through the Night
    Through the Night
    Episode 8
    12/2/75
    0.0
    A woman goes into hospital to receive treatment for breast cancer.
  • After the Solo
    After the Solo
    Episode 7
    11/25/75
    0.0
    A boy enjoys success in the choir until his voice breaks at puberty.
  • Children of the Sun
    11/18/75
    0.0
  • Keep an Eye on Albert
    11/11/75
    0.0
  • 84 Charing Cross Road
    11/4/75
    9.0
    An American woman corresponds with a London bookshop owner over a period of 20 years
  • Moss
    Moss
    Episode 3
    10/28/75
    0.0
  • Two Sundays
    Two Sundays
    Episode 2
    10/21/75
    5.5
    An author tells an old school chum that he is about to publish a novel revealing their old relationship.
  • Plaintiffs and Defendants
    10/14/75
    5.5
    A married barrister's life begins to unravel when it seems that his high-strung mistress may reveal all.