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

    Companies

    (1)
    BBC
    Production company