50 years on from its first transmission, the BBC’s Play for Today anthology series remains one of British television’s most influential and celebrated achievements. Between 1970 and 1984, plays which combined some of the era’s finest writing, acting and directing talents were broadcast direct to living rooms, regularly challenging viewers and pushing the boundaries of TV drama.
In Play for Today: Volume 3, six more iconic dramas from the series arrive on Blu-ray for the first time, further demonstrating the trailblazing qualities of these innovative, stimulating and abiding television landmarks.
Edna, the Inebriate Woman (Written by Jeremy Sandford | Dir. Ted Kotcheff, 1971)
Just Another Saturday (Written by Peter McDougall | Dir. John Mackenzie, 1975)
Bar Mitzvah Boy (Written by Jack Rosenthal | Directed by Michael Tuchner, 1976)
The Mayor’s Charity (Written by Henry Livings | Dir. Mike Newell, 1977)
Coming Out (Written by James Andrew Hall | Dir. Carol Wiseman, 1979)
A Hole in Babylon (Written by Jim Hawkins and Horace Ové | Dir. Horace Ové, 1979)
60-page book with new essays by Katie Crosson, David Archibald, Julia Wagner, Jon Dear, Simon McCallum and Kaleem Aftab