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Play for Today ratings (TV show, 1970-1984)

Play for Today
Rank3,155 / 19,232
Trend4
GenresComedy, Drama
Seasons14
Episodes118
Total votes9,343
Average votes79
Average rating7.5 / 10

This show was a British television anthology drama series. It was produced by the BBC, and it was transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. During this period, more than three hundred different episodes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were broadcast. Each episode was between fifty minutes and one hour and forty minutes in duration. Some of these plays, for example, Rumpole of the Bailey, subsequently became a television series.

Directors: Alan Bridges, Alan Clarke, Alan Cooke, Alan Dossor, Alan Gibson, Alastair Reid, Anthony Page, Anthony Simmons, Barry Davis, Baz Taylor, Ben Bolt, Bill Bain, Bill Hays, Bob Hird, Brian Gibson, Brian Parker, Bryan Forbes, Carol Wiseman, Charles Sturridge, Chris Thompson, Christopher Menaul, Christopher Morahan, Claude Whatham, Colin Bucksey, David Hare, David Maloney, David Rose, Derek Bennett, Derek Lister, Desmond Davis, Diarmuid Lawrence, Douglas Camfield, Fiona Cumming, Frank Cox, Gavin Millar, Gerald Blake, Giles Foster, Herbert Wise, Horace Ové, Jack Gold, James Cellan Jones, James Ferman, James MacTaggart, James Ormerod, Jim Goddard, Jim Hill, Jim O'Brien, John Black, John Glenister, John Goldschmidt, John Gorrie, John Mackenzie, John McGrath, Jon Amiel, Ken Loach, Kenneth Ives, Laurence Moody, Les Blair, Les Chatfield, Lindsay Anderson, Mark Cullingham, Martyn Friend, Matthew Robinson, Maurice Hatton, Mervyn Rosenzveig, Michael Apted, Michael Custance, Michael Darlow, Michael Hayes, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Michael Tuchner, Mike Leigh, Mike Newell, Moira Armstrong, Nicholas Renton, Paul Annett, Paul Seed, Pedr James, Peter Cregeen, Peter Dews, Peter Duffell, Peter Gill, Philip Saville, Piers Haggard, Richard Eyre, Richard Loncraine, Richard Wilson, Robert Knights, Roderick Graham, Rodney Bennett, Roland Joffé, Ronald Wilson, Roy Battersby, Rudi Dorn, Silvio Narizzano, Stephen Frears, Stuart Burge, Ted Kotcheff, Viktors Ritelis, Waris HusseinWriters: Adrian Mitchell, Alan Bennett, Alan Bleasdale, Alan Garner, Alan Gibson, Alan Plater, Alan Sharp, Alick Rowe, Alun Owen, Andrew Davies, Anthony Read, Antonia Fraser, Arnold Wesker, Arthur Hopcraft, Barrie Keeffe, Barry Hines, Barry Reckord, Bernard Kops, Beryl Bainbridge, Bill Bryden, Bill Craig, Bob Larbey, Brian Clark, Brian Glover, Bryan Forbes, Caryl Churchill, Charles Wood, Charlotte Bingham, Christopher Bigsby, Christopher Menaul, Clive Exton, Colin Welland, Daniel Defoe, David Cregan, David Edgar, David Halliwell, David Hare, David Leland, David Mercer, David Rudkin, David Storey, David Turner, Denis Cannan, Dennis Potter, Derek Lister, Derek Mahon, Dion Boucicault, Dominic Behan, Don Haworth, Don Shaw, Douglas Livingstone, Elaine Feinstein, Elizabeth Taylor, Federico García Lorca, G.F. Newman, George Mackay Brown, George Salverson, Gordon Flemyng, Graham Reid, Helene Hanff, Henry Livings, Horace Ové, Howard Barker, Howard Brenton, Hugh Whitemore, Ian Cullen, Ian McEwan, Ingmar Bergman, J.M. Barrie, Jack Rosenthal, Jennifer Johnston, Jeremy Paul, Jeremy Sandford, Jeremy Seabrook, Jim Allen, Jimmy O'Connor, John Bowen, John Byrne, John Elliot, John Esmonde, John Harding, John Hopkins, John McGrath, John Mortimer, John Osborne, John Wain, Johnny Speight, Jon Amiel, Julia Jones, Leon Griffiths, Les Blair, Leslie Stewart, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Lionel Goldstein, Malcolm Bradbury, Marcella Evaristi, Mary O'Malley, Maurice Edelman, Michael Hastings, Mike Leigh, Mike Stott, Munroe Scott, N.F. Simpson, Neville Smith, Nigel Williams, Noël Coward, Paul Britten Austin, Paula Milne, Penelope Mortimer, Peter McDougall, Peter Nichols, Peter Prince, Peter Terson, Philip Martin, Piers Paul Read, Rachel Billington, Ray Lawler, Raymond Hitchcock, Reg Gadney, Rhys Adrian, Richard Eyre, Richard Harris, Robert C. O'Brien, Robert Holles, Robert Smith, Robin Chapman, Roddy McMillan, Roger Milner, Rose Tremain, Simon Gray, Stephen Lowe, Stephen Poliakoff, Stephen Smith, Stewart Parker, Ted Whitehead, Terence Brady, Tom Hadaway, Trevor Griffiths, Václav Havel, Vivian Nicholson, W. Stephen Gilbert, Wally K. Daly, William McIlvanney, William Sansom, William Trevor, Willis Hall, Willy Russell
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