Play for Today

(1970–84)

TV Programme | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy, Drama
| Stars: Frederick Alexander, Jill Bennett, Eliza Buckingham

British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1

Featured series cast

(27)
Frederick Alexander
Andrew Oliphant, Son
(1 episode)
Jill Bennett
Alice Carlion
(1 episode)
Eliza Buckingham
Margaret Harcourt
(1 episode)
Suzanne Burden
Lindsey Carlion
(1 episode)
Bryan Coleman
Edward Carlion
(1 episode)
Richard Durden
Guy Wheldon
(1 episode)
Donald Eccles
The Dean
(1 episode)
James Fox
Philip Carlion
(1 episode)
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Dollie van der Biek
(1 episode)
British actress Wendy Hiller in a photograph from Carol Reed’s 1951 film, Outcast of the Islands
Daisy – Lady Carlion
(1 episode)
Leo McKern
Sir Frederick Carlion
(1 episode)
Frank Mills
Ashford
(1 episode)
David Neville
James Blair
(1 episode)
Tamzin Neville
Elizabeth Harcourt
(1 episode)
Deborah Norton
Faith
(1 episode)
Ralph Nossek
Mr Joseph
(1 episode)
Edward Rawle-Hicks
Teddie Harcourt
(1 episode)
Tim Seely
Andrew Oliphant, Father
(1 episode)
Malcolm Storry
The Inspector
(1 episode)
Aubone Tennant
Nigel Wheldon
(1 episode)
Madoline Thomas
Nanny
(1 episode)
Madoline Thomas
Nanny
(1 episode)
Frederick Treves
Matthew Harcourt
(1 episode)
Richard Vanstone
Hop Picker
(1 episode)
Julian Wadham
Robert Carlion
(1 episode)
Alan Webb
Sir Piers Blair
(1 episode)
Penelope Wilton
Virginia Carlion
(1 episode)
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Film clips

(1)
Main title from Country (1981).  At the time of the 1945 general election, an English family gathers to determine the successor to the head of their business

Country (1981) opening credits

Date published

Main title from Country (1981). At the time of the 1945 general election, an English family gathers to determine the successor to the head of their business.

Partial episode guide (1 episode)

Season 12 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Country20 Oct 81
  • See also

    Pictures

    (9)
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (7). Directed by Richard Eyre
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (6). Produced by Ann Scott
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (5). And Joan Greenwood, Alan Webb
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (4). With Leo McKern, James Fox, Wendy Hiller, Penelope Wilton, Jill Bennett, Deborah Norton
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (3)
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (2). July 1945
    Main title from the 1981 ‘Country’ episode of Play for Today (1970-1984) (1). General Election
    Screenshot from the ‘Country’ (1981) episode of Play for Today (1970-84) (2)
    Screenshot from the ‘Country’ (1981) episode of Play for Today (1970-84) (1)

    Production

    (3)
    Ann Scott
    Producer
    (1 episode)
    Richard Eyre
    Director
    (1 episode)
    Trevor Griffiths
    Writer (play)
    (1 episode)

    Companies

    (1)
    BBC
    Production company