Full List of Play For Today Episodes

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Below is a complete Play for Today episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Play for Today episodes are listed along with the Play for Today episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Play for Today episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This poll features “Home Sweet Home,” “Hard Labour” and more. Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Play for Today episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.
Alma Mater Jan 07 1971
A civil servant working abroad revisits his old school
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 series on 14 October 1971. It stars John Le Mesurier as Adrian ...more
Mar 12 1973
The trials of an overworked and underappreciated housecleaner
Dreams of Leaving Jan 17 1980
A journalist moves to London and gets caught up in the big city and his romance with a rich debutante.
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 ...more
Long Distance Information Oct 11 1979
A fanatical Elvis Presley fan is working as a disc jockey when his idol dies
Cries from a Watchtower Oct 18 1979
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.
Even Solomon Nov 01 1979
Just a Boys' Game
Just a Boys' Game is a 1979 Play for Today written by Peter McDougall and directed by John Mackenzie. It features Frankie Miller, Gregor Fisher, Ken Hutchison and Hector Nicol. The plot revolves ...more
Billy Nov 15 1979
A 4-year-old boy is abused by his father
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.
The Slab-Boys Dec 06 1979
The story of a young man who works in a carpet factory
Katie Dec 13 1979
The Network Dec 20 1979
Chance of a Lifetime Jan 03 1980
A young man quits school and joins the army.
Keep Smiling Jan 10 1980
Thicker Than Water Jan 24 1980
Murder Rap Jan 31 1980
Instant Enlightenment Including VAT Feb 07 1980
Weekend enlightenment seminars serve as a form of brainwashing.
No Defence Feb 14 1980
That Crazy Woman Feb 21 1980
A Gift from Nessus Feb 28 1980
The marital and career problems of a middle-aged, middle-class man in Glasgow in the 1960s
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.
Buses Mar 13 1980
A story about the regulation of the bus industry in 1930