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Full List of Play For Today Episodes

This is an interactive, complete Play for Today episode list. You can even click on the episode numbers for more information in this list of Play for Today episodes. List is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column. Episodes list includes links with episode synopses, when possible. Photos from the individual Play for Today eps are listed along with the Play for Today episode names when the information is available. Play for Today episodes from every season can be seen below along with information on the directors, stars and sometimes even fun facts about the Play for Today episodes, like shooting locations and original air dates. List features I Can't See My Little Willie, The Cause and more. You can use the items in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (309 items)


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    Alma Mater Jan 07 1971 Alma Mater was a BBC Play for Today which was originally broadcast on 7 January 1971 and which was written by David Hodson. It was episode 11 in Season 1. In the play civil servant Jimmy Nicholson

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    Traitor Oct 14 1971 Traitor is a BBC television drama written by Dennis Potter and directed by Alan Bridges, which featured in the Play for Today on 14 October 1971. It stars John Le Mesurier as Adrian Harris, a

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    Mar 12 1973 Hard Labour is a 1973 television film, directed by Mike Leigh and produced by Tony Garnett which aired as part of the BBC anthology series Play for Today. The film stars Liz Smith in her first major

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    Dreams of Leaving Jan 17 1980 Dreams of Leaving is a TV episode of Play for Today TV series.

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    Brimstone and Treacle Sep 25 1987 The Bates sadly care for their severely disabled daughter Pattie. Martin arrives at their door claiming to be her college friend. He charms them into accepting him as a lodger and carer for Pattie.

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    Long Distance Information Oct 11 1979 A fanatical Elvis Presley fan is working as a disc jockey when his idol dies

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    Cries from a Watchtower Oct 18 1979

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    Comedians Oct 25 1979 Budding comedians take an evening class taught by a retired performer and, for their final exam, must perform for an impresario in a nightclub.

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    Even Solomon Nov 01 1979

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    In Glasgow, a young man's sole aim is to be as tough as his dying grandfather once was

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    Billy Nov 15 1979 A 4-year-old boy is abused by his father

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    A Hole in Babylon Nov 29 1979 Exploration of the events leading up to 1975 Spaghetti House siege in London and the motivation of its three protagonists, T-Bone Wilson, Archie Pool, and Trevor Thomas.

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    The Slab-Boys Dec 06 1979 The story of a young man who works in a carpet factory

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    Katie Dec 13 1979

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    The Network Dec 20 1979

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    Chance of a Lifetime Jan 03 1980 A young man quits school and joins the army.

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    Keep Smiling Jan 10 1980

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    Thicker Than Water Jan 24 1980

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    Murder Rap Jan 31 1980

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    Instant Enlightenment Including VAT Feb 07 1980 Weekend enlightenment seminars serve as a form of brainwashing.

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    No Defence Feb 14 1980

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    That Crazy Woman Feb 21 1980

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    A Gift from Nessus Feb 28 1980 The marital and career problems of a middle-aged, middle-class man in Glasgow in the 1960s

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    Kate, the Good Neighbour Mar 06 1980 A compassionate elderly woman comes to the realization that she can no longer care for herself or others.

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    Buses Mar 13 1980 A story about the regulation of the bus industry in 1930

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    Shadows on Our Skin Mar 20 1980 The problems of an 11-year-old boy living in the Catholic part of Londonderry

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    Ladies Mar 27 1980

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    The Vanishing Army Apr 03 1980 A story about the highs and lows of peacetime army life

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    Not for the Likes of Us Apr 10 1980

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    The Executioner Apr 17 1980

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    The Imitation Game Apr 24 1980 During World War II, an idealistic young woman joins the Army Transport Service

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    A Walk in the Forest May 14 1980 A writer gets involved with a Soviet dissident

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    Pasmore Oct 21 1980

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    C2H5OH Oct 28 1980

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    The Adventures of Frank: Everybody's Fiddling Something Nov 04 1980

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    The Adventures of Frank: Seeds of Ice Nov 11 1980

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    Minor Complications Nov 18 1980

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    Number on End Nov 25 1980

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    Jude Dec 02 1980

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    Name for the Day Dec 16 1980

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    Jessie Dec 23 1980 In Victorian times, a nanny cares for a mute boy, who becomes overly attached to her.

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    Beyond the Pale Jan 06 1981 A vacation at a seaside hotel in Ireland changes the lives of four friends.

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    The Muscle Market Jan 13 1981 The problems of an owner of a building contractor company in Liverpool

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    A Brush with Mr. Porter on the Road to El Dorado Jan 20 1981

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    Dear Brutus Jan 27 1981

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    The Cause Feb 03 1981

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    Beloved Enemy Feb 10 1981 The head of a multinational corporation wants to do business with the Soviets

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    The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner Feb 17 1981 A group of men hold a reunion dinner in Tokyo

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    The Union Feb 24 1981

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    The Garland Mar 10 1981

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