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Play for Today

Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. [1]

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Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party is a play for stage and television devised and directed in 1977 by Mike Leigh.

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Alan Bleasdale

Alan Bleasdale (born 23 March 1946) is an English writer, best known for social realist drama serials based on the lives of ordinary people.

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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke (28 October 1935 – 24 July 1990) was an English television and film director, producer and writer.

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Alan Garner

Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.

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Alan Gibson (director)

Alan Gibson (April 28, 1938, London, Ontario, Canada – July 5, 1987, London, UK) was a Canadian director active in British film and television.

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Alan Plater

Alan Frederick Plater CBE FRSL (15 April 1935 – 25 June 2010) was an English playwright and screenwriter, who worked extensively in British television from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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Andrew Davies (writer)

Andrew Wynford Davies (born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for Marmalade Atkins and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair and Pride and Prejudice.

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Armchair Theatre

Armchair Theatre is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974.

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Arthur Hopcraft

Arthur Hopcraft (30 November 1932 – 22 November 2004) was an English scriptwriter, well known for his TV plays such as The Nearly Man, and for his small-screen adaptations such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Hard Times, Bleak House, and Rebecca.

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Bar Mitzvah Boy

Bar Mitzvah Boy is a British television play, written by Jack Rosenthal and originally transmitted in the Play for Today anthology series on BBC1.

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Barry Hines

Melvin Barry Hines, FRSL (born 30 June 1939) is a British author who has written several popular novels and television scripts.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC One

BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC Two

BBC Two is the second television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BFI TV 100

The BFI TV 100 is a list compiled in 2000 by the British Film Institute (BFI), chosen by a poll of industry professionals, to determine what were the greatest British television programmes of any genre ever to have been screened.

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Blue Remembered Hills

(The title has also been used for the autobiography of Rosemary Sutcliff) Blue Remembered Hills is a British television play by Dennis Potter, originally broadcast on 30 January 1979 as part of the BBC's Play for Today series.

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Borstal

A borstal was a type of youth detention centre in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

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Brimstone and Treacle

Brimstone and Treacle is a 1976 BBC television play by Dennis Potter.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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David Hare (playwright)

Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director.

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David Rose (producer)

David E. Rose (born 22 November 1924, Swanage, Dorset) is a retired television producer and commissioning editor.

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David Storey

David Rhames Storey (born 13 July 1933 in Wakefield, Yorkshire) is an English playwright, screenwriter, award-winning novelist and a former professional rugby league player.

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Dennis Potter

Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935 – 7 June 1994) was an English television dramatist, screenwriter and journalist.

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Devil

The devil (from Greek: διάβολος or diábolos.

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Edna, the Inebriate Woman

Edna, the Inebriate Woman is a British television drama written by Jeremy Sandford which was transmitted on BBC 1 as part of the Play for Today series on 21 October 1971.

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Film4 Productions

Film4 Productions is a British film production company owned by Channel Four Television Corporation.

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Gangsters (TV series)

Gangsters is a British television series made by the BBC and shown from 1975 to 1978.

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Graeme MacDonald

Graeme Patrick David MacDonald (30 July 1930 – 30 September 1997), known as Graeme MacDonald and sometimes credited as Graeme McDonald or Graham McDonald, was a British television producer and executive.

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Graham Reid (writer)

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Home (play)

Home is a play by David Storey.

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Ian McEwan

Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

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Irene Shubik

Irene Shubik (born 1929) is a British television producer, notable for her contribution to the development of the single play in British television drama.

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ITV Playhouse

ITV Playhouse is a British television anthology series that ran from 1967 to 1983, which featured contributions from playwrights such as Dennis Potter, Rhys Adrian and Alan Sharp.

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Jack Rosenthal

Jack Morris Rosenthal CBE (8 September 1931 – 29 May 2004) was an English playwright, who wrote 129 early episodes of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street and over 150 screenplays, including original TV plays, feature films, and adaptations.

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Jan Moir

Jan Moir (born August 1958) is a British newspaper columnist.

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Jim Allen (playwright)

James "Jim" Allen (7 October 1926 – 24 June 1999) was a socialist playwright from Miles Platting, Manchester, Lancashire, best known for his collaborations with Ken Loach.

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John Griffith Bowen

John Griffith Bowen (born 5 November 1924) is a British playwright and novelist.

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John Hopkins (writer)

John Richard Hopkins (sometimes credited as John R. Hopkins; 27 January 1931 – 23 July 1998) was an English film, stage, and television writer.

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John Osborne

John James Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, known for his excoriating prose and intense critical stance towards established social and political norms.

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Just a Boys' Game

Just a Boys' Game is a 1979 Play for Today written by Peter McDougall and directed by John Mackenzie.

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Just Another Saturday

Just Another Saturday is a Play For Today (BBC) about the Orange walk culture transmitted 7 November 1975 on BBC1.

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Ken Loach

Kenneth "Ken" Loach (born 17 June 1936) is an English film and television director.

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Kenneth Branagh

Sir Kenneth Charles "Ken" Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from Belfast, United Kingdom.

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959), better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian.

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Leo McKern

Reginald "Leo" McKern, AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002) was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British and Australian television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles.

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Leon Griffiths

Leon Griffiths (15 February 1928 – 10 June 1992) was a British writer for TV and film.

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Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Gordon Anderson (17 April 1923 – 30 August 1994) was a British feature film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading light of the Free Cinema movement and the British New Wave.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Mark Lawson

Mark Gerard Lawson (born 11 April 1962) is an English journalist, broadcaster and author.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Michael Apted

Michael David Apted, (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor.

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Michael Gove

Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is a British Conservative politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath.

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Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh OBE (born 20 February 1943) is an English writer and director of film and theatre.

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Mike Newell (director)

Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television.

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Nuts in May

Nuts in May is a television film devised and directed by Mike Leigh, filmed in March 1975, and originally broadcast as part of the BBC's Play for Today series on 13 January 1976.

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Our Day Out

Our Day Out is a television play about deprived children from Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

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Oxford

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Pebble Mill Studios

Pebble Mill Studios was a television studio complex owned by the BBC located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England.

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Penda's Fen

Penda's Fen is a British television play which was written by David Rudkin and directed by Alan Clarke.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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Peter McDougall

Peter McDougall (born 1947, Greenock, Scotland) is a BAFTA and Prix Italia award-winning television playwright whose major success was in the 1970s.

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Play for Tomorrow

Play for Tomorrow is a British television anthology science fiction series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 in 1982.

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Rhys Adrian

Rhys Adrian Griffiths (28 February 1928 – 8 February 1990) was a British playwright and screenwriter.

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Richard Eyre

Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE (born 28 March 1943) is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.

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Robin Redbreast (TV play)

Robin Redbreast is a Play For Today (BBC) about pagan rural customs and their interaction with modern society, transmitted on 10 December 1970 on BBC1.

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Roland Joffé

Roland Joffé (born 17 November 1945) is an English-born French film director who is known for his Oscar nominated movies The Killing Fields and The Mission.

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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England.

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer.

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Screen One

Screen One is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 between 1989 and 1993.

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Screen Two

Screen Two was a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC2 from 1985 to 1994.

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Screenonline

Screenonline is a web site about the history of British film, television and social history as documented by film and television.

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Scum (television play)

Scum is a British television play written by Roy Minton and directed by Alan Clarke.

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Social realism

Social realism, an international art movement, refers to the work of painters, printmakers, photographers and filmmakers who draw attention to the everyday conditions of the working class and the poor; social realists are critical of the social structures which maintain these conditions.

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Spend, Spend, Spend (play)

Spend, Spend, Spend is an episode of the BBC's Play for Today anthology series first transmitted 15 March 1977Michael Brooke, BFI screenonline page on BBC1, recounting the life of football pools winner Viv Nicholson.

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Stephen Frears

Stephen Arthur Frears (born 20 June 1941) is an English film director.

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Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL (born 1 December 1952) is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, best known for his work as a television dramatist.

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Television in the United Kingdom

Television broadcasting started in the:United Kingdom in 1936 as public service free of advertising.

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Television play

From the 1950s until the early 1980s, the television play was a television programming genre in the United Kingdom.

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Thames Television

Thames Television was a franchise holder for a region of the British ITV television network serving London and surrounding area on weekdays from 30 July 1968 until the night of 31 December 1992.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Flipside of Dominick Hide

The Flipside of Dominick Hide is a British television play first transmitted by the BBC 1 on 9 December 1980 as part of the Play for Today series.

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The Foxtrot

The Foxtrot is a television play by Rhys Adrian, first broadcast on BBC One in 1971 as part of the Play for Today strand.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Old Vic

The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road.

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The Price of Coal

The Price of Coal is a series of television plays first broadcast in 1977, written by Barry Hines and directed by Ken Loach.

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The Spongers

The Spongers is a 1978 television play by Jim Allen which was directed by Roland Joffé and produced by Tony Garnett.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.

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The Wednesday Play

The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970.

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Theatre 625

Theatre 625 is a British television drama anthology series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC2 from 1964 to 1968.

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Willy Russell

William "Willy" Russell (born 23 August 1947) is an English dramatist, lyricist and composer.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_for_Today

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