Play for Today

Play for Today
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"Play for Today," an anthology series of plays carrying on in the tradition of its predecessor "The Wednesday Play," presented controversial works by such writers as Dennis Potter, David Mercer, Alan Bennett, and Jim Allen, with such directors as Ken Loach, Alan Clarke, Philip Saville, and Mike Newell. Several plays in the series led to various spin-offs, including "Play for Tomorrow" and "Rumpole of the Bailey." The photo is from the 1977 play "Scum" (written by Roy Minton and directed by Alan Clarke), which the BBC banned for almost 15 years.

Title Play for Today
First Air Date 01 Oct 1970
Last Air Date 11 Apr 2018
Genres Drama , Science-Fiction,
Likes 1 People,
Networks BBC One
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Episode List

Season Episode Episode Title Release Date Download Link
0 1 Brimstone and Treacle 25 Sep 1987 Download Link
0 2 Scum 27 Jul 1991 Download Link
0 3 The Evacuees 03 May 1975 Download Link
1 1 The Long Distance Piano Player 15 Oct 1970 Download Link
1 2 The Right Prospectus 22 Oct 1970 Download Link
1 3 The Lie 29 Oct 1970 Download Link
1 4 Angels Are So Few 05 Nov 1970 Download Link
1 5 The Write-Off 12 Nov 1970 Download Link
1 6 I Can't See My Little Willie 19 Nov 1970 Download Link
1 7 A Distant Thunder 26 Nov 1970 Download Link
1 8 Hearts and Flowers 03 Dec 1970 Download Link
1 9 Robin Redbreast 10 Dec 1970 Download Link
1 10 The Hallelujah Handshake 17 Dec 1970 Download Link
1 11 Alma Mater 07 Jan 1971 Download Link
1 12 Circle Line 14 Jan 1971 Download Link
1 13 Hell's Angel 21 Jan 1971 Download Link
1 14 The Piano 28 Jan 1971 Download Link
1 15 Billy's Last Stand 04 Feb 1971 Download Link
1 16 The Rainbirds 11 Feb 1971 Download Link
1 17 Reddick 18 Feb 1971 Download Link
1 18 The Foxtrot 29 Apr 1971 Download Link
1 19 When the Bough Breaks 06 May 1971 Download Link
1 20 Orkney 13 May 1971 Download Link
1 21 The Rank and File 20 May 1971 Download Link
1 22 The Man in the Sidecar 27 May 1971 Download Link
1 23 Everybody Say Cheese 03 Jun 1971 Download Link
2 1 Traitor 14 Oct 1971 Download Link
2 2 Edna, the Inebriate Woman 21 Oct 1971 Download Link
2 3 Evelyn 28 Oct 1971 Download Link
2 4 O Fat White Woman 04 Nov 1971 Download Link
2 5 Thank You Very Much 11 Nov 1971 Download Link
2 6 Michael Regan 18 Nov 1971 Download Link
2 7 Skin Deep 25 Nov 1971 Download Link
2 8 Pal 02 Dec 1971 Download Link
2 9 The Pigeon Fancier 09 Dec 1971 Download Link
2 10 Home 06 Jan 1972 Download Link
2 11 Still Waters 13 Jan 1972 Download Link
2 12 Stocker's Copper 20 Jan 1972 Download Link
2 13 The House on Highbury Hill 27 Jan 1972 Download Link
2 14 In the Beautiful Caribbean 03 Feb 1972 Download Link
2 15 Ackerman, Dougall and Harker 10 Feb 1972 Download Link
2 16 The Villa Maroc 17 Feb 1972 Download Link
2 17 Cows 24 Feb 1972 Download Link
2 18 A Time to Keep 27 Apr 1972 Download Link
2 19 The Fishing Party 01 Jun 1972 Download Link
3 1 The Reporters 09 Oct 1972 Download Link
3 2 A Life Is for Ever 16 Oct 1972 Download Link
3 3 Carson Country 23 Oct 1972 Download Link
3 4 Man Friday 30 Oct 1972 Download Link
3 5 Triple Exposure 06 Nov 1972 Download Link
3 6 Better than the Movies 13 Nov 1972 Download Link
3 7 The General's Day 20 Nov 1972 Download Link
3 8 The Bankrupt 27 Nov 1972 Download Link
3 9 Just Your Luck 04 Dec 1972 Download Link
3 10 The Bouncing Boy 11 Dec 1972 Download Link
3 11 Shakespeare or Bust 08 Jan 1973 Download Link
3 12 Land of Green Ginger 15 Jan 1973 Download Link
3 13 Kisses at Fifty 22 Jan 1973 Download Link
3 14 Highway Robbery 29 Jan 1973 Download Link
3 15 Song at Twilight 05 Feb 1973 Download Link
3 16 Only Make Believe 12 Feb 1973 Download Link
3 17 For Sylvia or The Air Show 19 Feb 1973 Download Link
3 18 The Operation 26 Feb 1973 Download Link
3 19 Access to the Children 05 Mar 1973 Download Link
3 20 Hard Labour 12 Mar 1973 Download Link
3 21 Man Above Men 19 Mar 1973 Download Link
3 22 Speech Day 26 Mar 1973 Download Link
3 23 Steps Back 14 May 1973 Download Link
3 24 Three's One 04 Jun 1973 Download Link
3 25 Edward G.--Like the Film Star 11 Jun 1973 Download Link
3 26 Blooming Youth 18 Jun 1973 Download Link
3 27 The Stretch 25 Jun 1973 Download Link
3 28 Making the Play 02 Jul 1973 Download Link
4 1 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 18 Oct 1973 Download Link
4 2 Her Majesty's Pleasure 25 Oct 1973 Download Link
4 3 Jack Point 01 Nov 1973 Download Link
4 4 The Emergency Channel 08 Nov 1973 Download Link
4 5 Mummy and Daddy 15 Nov 1973 Download Link
4 6 Private Practice 22 Nov 1973 Download Link
4 7 Shutdown 29 Nov 1973 Download Link
4 8 Baby Blues 06 Dec 1973 Download Link
4 9 Jingle Bells 13 Dec 1973 Download Link
4 10 The Lonely Man's Lover 17 Jan 1974 Download Link
4 11 All Good Men 31 Jan 1974 Download Link
4 12 Joe's Ark 14 Feb 1974 Download Link
4 13 Hot Fat 21 Feb 1974 Download Link
4 14 Easy Go 07 Mar 1974 Download Link
4 15 Headmaster 14 Mar 1974 Download Link
4 16 Penda's Fen 21 Mar 1974 Download Link
4 17 Pigeon--Hawk or Dove? 28 Mar 1974 Download Link
4 18 Three for the Fancy 11 Apr 1974 Download Link
4 19 The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil 06 Jun 1974 Download Link
4 20 Schmoedipus 20 Jun 1974 Download Link
4 21 The Childhood Friend 27 Jun 1974 Download Link
4 22 A Follower for Emily 04 Jul 1974 Download Link
5 1 Leeds--United! 31 Oct 1974 Download Link
5 2 Baby Love 07 Nov 1974 Download Link
5 3 Back of Beyond 14 Nov 1974 Download Link
5 4 The Bevellers 21 Nov 1974 Download Link
5 5 Taking Leave 28 Nov 1974 Download Link
5 6 Fugitive 05 Dec 1974 Download Link
5 7 Eleanor 12 Dec 1974 Download Link
5 8 Gangsters 09 Jan 1975 Download Link
5 9 The After Dinner Game 16 Jan 1975 Download Link
5 10 Breath 23 Jan 1975 Download Link
5 11 The Death of a Young, Young Man 30 Jan 1975 Download Link
5 12 Sunset Across the Bay 20 Feb 1975 Download Link
5 13 Funny Farm 27 Feb 1975 Download Link
5 14 Goodbye 06 Mar 1975 Download Link
5 15 Just Another Saturday 13 Mar 1975 Download Link
5 16 A Child of Hope 24 Apr 1975 Download Link
5 17 The Saturday Party 01 May 1975 Download Link
5 18 Wednesday Love 08 May 1975 Download Link
5 19 The Dandelion Clock 15 May 1975 Download Link
5 20 Brassneck 22 May 1975 Download Link
5 21 The Floater 29 May 1975 Download Link
5 22 By Common Consent 05 Jun 1975 Download Link
6 1 Plaintiffs and Defendants 14 Oct 1975 Download Link
6 2 Two Sundays 21 Oct 1975 Download Link
6 3 Moss 28 Oct 1975 Download Link
6 4 84 Charing Cross Road 04 Nov 1975 Download Link
6 5 Keep an Eye on Albert 11 Nov 1975 Download Link
6 6 Children of the Sun 18 Nov 1975 Download Link
6 7 After the Solo 25 Nov 1975 Download Link
6 8 Through the Night 02 Dec 1975 Download Link
6 9 A Passage to England 09 Dec 1975 Download Link
6 10 Rumpole of the Bailey 16 Dec 1975 Download Link
6 11 The Other Woman 06 Jan 1976 Download Link
6 12 Nuts in May 13 Jan 1976 Download Link
6 13 Doran's Box 20 Jan 1976 Download Link
6 14 Packman's Barn 27 Jan 1976 Download Link
6 15 A Story to Frighten the Children 03 Feb 1976 Download Link
6 16 The Happy Hunting Ground 10 Feb 1976 Download Link
6 17 The Jumping Bean Bag 17 Feb 1976 Download Link
6 18 Clay, Smeddum and Greenden 24 Feb 1976 Download Link
6 19 Love Letters on Blue Paper 02 Mar 1976 Download Link
6 20 Willie Rough 09 Mar 1976 Download Link
6 21 Tiptoe through the Tulips 16 Mar 1976 Download Link
6 22 The Peddler 23 Mar 1976 Download Link
6 23 Early Struggles 30 Mar 1976 Download Link
6 24 Double Dare 06 Apr 1976 Download Link
6 25 The House of Bernarda Alba 28 Jul 1976 Download Link
7 1 The Bar Mitzvah Boy 14 Sep 1976 Download Link
7 2 Bet Your Life 21 Sep 1976 Download Link
7 3 Rocky Marciano Is Dead 28 Sep 1976 Download Link
7 4 The Elephants' Graveyard 12 Oct 1976 Download Link
7 5 Housewive's Choice 19 Oct 1976 Download Link
7 6 Your Man from Six Counties 26 Oct 1976 Download Link
7 7 Buffet 02 Nov 1976 Download Link
7 8 Love on a Gunboat 04 Jan 1977 Download Link
7 9 The Kiss of Death 11 Jan 1977 Download Link
7 10 Our Flesh and Blood 18 Jan 1977 Download Link
7 11 Do As I Say 25 Jan 1977 Download Link
7 12 Spend, Spend, Spend 15 Mar 1977 Download Link
7 13 A Photograph 22 Mar 1977 Download Link
7 14 The Price of Coal (1) 29 Mar 1977 Download Link
7 15 The Price of Coal (2) 05 Apr 1977 Download Link
7 16 Gotcha 12 Apr 1977 Download Link
7 17 Campion's Interview 12 Apr 1977 Download Link
7 18 A Choice of Evils 19 Apr 1977 Download Link
7 19 The Country Party 26 Apr 1977 Download Link
8 0 Season 8 Episode 0 Download Link
8 1 Stronger than the Sun 18 Oct 1977 Download Link
8 2 Come the Revolution 25 Oct 1977 Download Link
8 3 Abigail's Party 01 Nov 1977 Download Link
8 4 Oy Vay Maria 08 Nov 1977 Download Link
8 5 Nipper 15 Nov 1977 Download Link
8 6 One Day at a Time 22 Nov 1977 Download Link
8 7 The Mayor's Charity 29 Nov 1977 Download Link
8 8 Catchpenny Twist 06 Dec 1977 Download Link
8 9 Charades 13 Dec 1977 Download Link
8 10 The Thin End of the Wedge 20 Dec 1977 Download Link
8 11 Scully's New Year's Eve 03 Jan 1978 Download Link
8 12 Licking Hitler 10 Jan 1978 Download Link
8 13 Red Shift 17 Jan 1978 Download Link
8 14 The Spongers 24 Jan 1978 Download Link
8 15 Destiny 31 Jan 1978 Download Link
8 16 Our Day Out 28 Dec 1977 Download Link
8 17 The After-Dinner Joke 14 Feb 1978 Download Link
8 18 The Legion Hall Bombing 22 Aug 1978 Download Link
9 1 Nina 17 Oct 1978 Download Link
9 2 Victims of Apartheid 24 Oct 1978 Download Link
9 3 A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts 31 Oct 1978 Download Link
9 4 Dinner at the Sporting Club 07 Nov 1978 Download Link
9 5 Donal and Sally 14 Nov 1978 Download Link
9 6 Sorry 21 Nov 1978 Download Link
9 7 Butterflies Don't Count 28 Nov 1978 Download Link
9 8 Soldiers Talking Cleanly 05 Dec 1978 Download Link
9 9 One Bummer Newsday 12 Dec 1978 Download Link
9 10 The Out of Town Boys 02 Jan 1979 Download Link
9 11 Vampires 09 Jan 1979 Download Link
9 12 The Chief Mourner 16 Jan 1979 Download Link
9 13 Waterloo Sunset 23 Jan 1979 Download Link
9 14 Blue Remembered Hills 30 Jan 1979 Download Link
9 15 Who's Who 06 Feb 1979 Download Link
9 16 The Last Window Cleaner 13 Feb 1979 Download Link
9 17 Ploughman's Share 27 Feb 1979 Download Link
9 18 Degree of Uncertainty 06 Mar 1979 Download Link
9 19 Light 13 Mar 1979 Download Link
9 20 Coming Out 10 Apr 1979 Download Link
9 21 Don't Be Silly 24 Jul 1979 Download Link
10 1 Long Distance Information 11 Oct 1979 Download Link
10 2 Cries from a Watchtower 18 Oct 1979 Download Link
10 3 Comedians 25 Oct 1979 Download Link
10 4 Even Solomon 01 Nov 1979 Download Link
10 5 Just a Boy's Game 08 Nov 1979 Download Link
10 6 Billy 15 Nov 1979 Download Link
10 7 A Hole in Babylon 29 Nov 1979 Download Link
10 8 The Slab-Boys 06 Dec 1979 Download Link
10 9 Katie 13 Dec 1979 Download Link
10 10 The Network 20 Dec 1979 Download Link
10 11 Chance of a Lifetime 03 Jan 1980 Download Link
10 12 Keep Smiling 10 Jan 1980 Download Link
10 13 Dreams of Leaving 17 Jan 1980 Download Link
10 14 Thicker Than Water 24 Jan 1980 Download Link
10 15 Murder Rap 31 Jan 1980 Download Link
10 16 Instant Enlightenment Including VAT 07 Feb 1980 Download Link
10 17 No Defence 14 Feb 1980 Download Link
10 18 That Crazy Woman 21 Feb 1980 Download Link
10 19 A Gift from Nessus 28 Feb 1980 Download Link
10 20 Kate, the Good Neighbour 06 Mar 1980 Download Link
10 21 Buses 13 Mar 1980 Download Link
10 22 Shadows on Our Skin 20 Mar 1980 Download Link
10 23 Ladies 27 Mar 1980 Download Link
10 24 The Vanishing Army 03 Apr 1980 Download Link
10 25 Not for the Likes of Us 10 Apr 1980 Download Link
10 26 The Executioner 17 Apr 1980 Download Link
10 27 The Imitation Game 24 Apr 1980 Download Link
10 28 A Walk in the Forest 14 May 1980 Download Link
11 1 Pasmore 21 Oct 1980 Download Link
11 2 C2H5OH 28 Oct 1980 Download Link
11 3 The Adventures of Frank: Everybody's Fiddling Something 04 Nov 1980 Download Link
11 4 The Adventures of Frank: Seeds of Ice 11 Nov 1980 Download Link
11 5 Minor Complications 18 Nov 1980 Download Link
11 6 Number on End 25 Nov 1980 Download Link
11 7 Jude 02 Dec 1980 Download Link
11 8 The Flipside of Dominick Hide 09 Dec 1980 Download Link
11 9 Name for the Day 16 Dec 1980 Download Link
11 10 Jessie 23 Dec 1980 Download Link
11 11 Beyond the Pale 06 Jan 1981 Download Link
11 12 The Muscle Market 13 Jan 1981 Download Link
11 13 A Brush with Mr. Porter on the Road to El Dorado 20 Jan 1981 Download Link
11 14 Dear Brutus 27 Jan 1981 Download Link
11 15 The Cause 03 Feb 1981 Download Link
11 16 Beloved Enemy 10 Feb 1981 Download Link
11 17 The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner 17 Feb 1981 Download Link
11 18 The Union 24 Feb 1981 Download Link
11 19 The Garland 10 Mar 1981 Download Link
11 20 The Sin Bin 17 Mar 1981 Download Link
11 21 Before Water Lillies 24 Mar 1981 Download Link
11 22 Bavarian Night 31 Mar 1981 Download Link
11 23 The Good Time Girls 07 Apr 1981 Download Link
11 24 Baby Talk 14 Apr 1981 Download Link
11 25 A Turn for the Worse 28 Apr 1981 Download Link
11 26 Psy-Warriors 12 May 1981 Download Link
12 1 Country 20 Oct 1981 Download Link
12 2 London Is Drowning 27 Oct 1981 Download Link
12 3 A Room for the Winter 03 Nov 1981 Download Link
12 4 No Visible Scar 17 Nov 1981 Download Link
12 5 Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain 24 Nov 1981 Download Link
12 6 Protest 01 Dec 1981 Download Link
12 7 United Kingdom 08 Dec 1981 Download Link
12 8 PQ17 15 Dec 1981 Download Link
12 9 The Factory 22 Dec 1981 Download Link
12 10 England's Green and Pleasant Land 05 Jan 1982 Download Link
12 11 A Cotswold Death 12 Jan 1982 Download Link
12 12 Under the Skin 19 Jan 1982 Download Link
12 13 Commitments 26 Jan 1982 Download Link
12 14 Life After Death 02 Feb 1982 Download Link
12 15 The Silly Season 09 Feb 1982 Download Link
12 16 Too Late to Talk to Billy 16 Feb 1982 Download Link
12 17 Willie's Last Stand 23 Feb 1982 Download Link
12 18 Tishoo 09 Mar 1982 Download Link
12 19 Home Sweet Home 16 Mar 1982 Download Link
12 20 A Sudden Wrench 23 Mar 1982 Download Link
12 21 Eve Set the Balls of Corruption Going 30 Mar 1982 Download Link
12 22 Whistling Wally 06 Apr 1982 Download Link
13 1 Soft Targets 19 Oct 1982 Download Link
13 2 Three Minute Heroes 26 Oct 1982 Download Link
13 3 The Remainder Man 02 Nov 1982 Download Link
13 4 Intensive Care 09 Nov 1982 Download Link
13 5 A Mother Like Him 16 Nov 1982 Download Link
13 6 John David 23 Nov 1982 Download Link
13 7 Aliens 30 Nov 1982 Download Link
13 8 Another Flip for Dominick 14 Dec 1982 Download Link
13 9 Last Love 01 Mar 1983 Download Link
13 10 Gates of Gold 08 Mar 1983 Download Link
13 11 Wayne and Albert 15 Mar 1983 Download Link
13 12 Atlantis 22 Mar 1983 Download Link
13 13 The Last Term 05 Apr 1983 Download Link
13 14 Reluctant Chickens 12 Apr 1983 Download Link
13 15 Shall I Be Mother? 19 Apr 1983 Download Link
13 16 The Falklands Factor 26 Apr 1983 Download Link
13 17 A Matter of Choice for Billy 10 May 1983 Download Link
13 18 Floating Off 24 Aug 1983 Download Link
14 1 Stan's Last Game 25 Oct 1983 Download Link
14 2 Young Shoulders 14 Feb 1984 Download Link
14 3 A Coming to Terms for Billy 21 Feb 1984 Download Link
14 4 Z for Zachariah 28 Feb 1984 Download Link
14 5 Moving on the Edge 06 Mar 1984 Download Link
14 6 Desert of Lies 13 Mar 1984 Download Link
14 7 Hard Feelings 20 Mar 1984 Download Link
14 8 Under the Hammer 27 Mar 1984 Download Link
14 9 King 03 Apr 1984 Download Link
14 10 Rainy Day Women 10 Apr 1984 Download Link
14 11 Dog Ends 17 Jul 1984 Download Link
14 12 The Groundling and the Kite 24 Jul 1984 Download Link
14 13 The Cry 31 Jul 1984 Download Link
14 14 It Could Happen to Anybody 14 Aug 1984 Download Link
14 15 Only Children 21 Aug 1984 Download Link
14 16 The Amazing Miss Stella Estelle 28 Aug 1984 Download Link