BBC Play of the Month

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1965
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent... read more

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.

Original Release

10/19/1965 on BBC

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Dangerous Corner Sunday, 22 May 1983
2 The Gay Lord Quex Monday, 13 June 1983
3 Infidelities Monday, 12 September 1983
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Directors

Cedric Messina, John Gorrie, Rudolph Cartier, Basil Coleman, James Cellan Jones, Waris Hussein, Donald McWhinnie, Alan Cooke, Alan Bridges, Bill Hays, James MacTaggart, William Slater, David Giles, Alan Clarke, Don Taylor, Herbert Wise, Christopher Morahan, Claude Whatham, Piers Haggard, Alvin Rakoff, Michael Darlow, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, James Ormerod, Anthony Page, Jack Gold, Philip Dudley, Raymond Menmuir, Alan Gibson, Michael Elliott, Stuart Burge, Gareth Davies, Philip Saville, David Hugh Jones, Jonathan Miller, Ronald Wilson, Peter Wood, Robert Knights, Moira Armstrong, Terence Dudley, Jane Howell, John Glenister, Naomi Capon

Writers

George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Terence Rattigan, J.B. Priestley, Hugh Whitemore, E.M. Forster, Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, Michael Meyer, Richard B. Sheridan, John Galsworthy, Henry James, John Osborne, Noël Coward, Elisaveta Fen, Arthur Wing Pinero, George Farquhar, Rudolph Cartier, Ronald Hingley, John Elliot, David Mercer, Denis Constanduros, James MacTaggart, Michael Glenny, Sophocles, E.F. Watling, Pauline Macaulay, Harley Granville-Barker, Tennessee Williams, Peter Shaffer, William Rowley, David Benedictus, Peter Nichols, John Maynard, Alexandre Dumas, Christa Winsloe, Isaak Babel, James Joyce, Wolf Mankowitz, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Hugh Leonard, Barbara Burnham, Brandon Thomas, Emlyn Williams, J.M. Cohen, Waris Hussein, Christopher Hampton, Alan Clarke, Anatole de Grunwald, C.P. Snow, Hugh Walpole, Edward Bond, Athol Fugard, Marivaux, Mikhail A. Bulgakov, Rodney Ackland, W. Somerset Maugham, N.C. Hunter, Richard Wilbur, David Bull, Ken Taylor, Georges Simenon, Alan Ayckbourn, Frederick Lonsdale, Gerald Savory, Reed de Rouen, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Dion Boucicault, Don Taylor, Richard Waring, Harold Shukman, Stephen Spender, Maurice Edelman, Ronald Eyre, Arnold Wesker, Max Faber, Alex Weissberg, Friedrich Schiller, Robin Maugham, Stuart Griffiths, Alun Owen, Margarete Steffin, Thomas Middleton, Anthony Steven, Elizabeth Hart, Harry Green, Augustus Goetz, Ruth Goetz, J.M. Barrie, Brian Hooker, Voltaire, Michael Bialoguski, Maurice Hussey, George L. Du Maurier, Alex Comfort, Frank Hauser, Georg Büchner, Heinar Kipphardt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Bertolt Brecht, William Emms, Arthur Miller, Edmond Rostand, Daniel Defoe, Donald Bull, William Wycherley, Moura Budberg, James Thurber, H.G. Wells, Derek Ingrey, Molière, Santha Rama Rau, Eric Bentley, Clive Exton, David Weir

Cast

George Merritt Old man
Clifford Evans John Anthony
Ronald Hines Ronnie Heaslop
Marika Rivera Madwoman
John Wilder Extra
Joyce Grant Nurse Guinness
Robert Ayres Chairman
Lindsay Duncan Helen Hayle
Dinah Sheridan Lady Adela
Norman Mitchell Driver
Emma Piper Asta Allmers
John Kearney Guard
Priscilla Morgan Patricia Smith
Kathleen Helme Old woman
Sarah Badel Goneril
Maggie Smith Ann Whitefield
John Alderson Richard F. Snyder - US Consul in Moscow
Robin Cook Railway porter
John J. Carney Corporal
Etain O'Dell Katherine

Producers

Editors

Dave King, Roy Watts, Ken Pearce, Howard Dell, Sam Upton, E. Michel Boyd

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