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Play for Today: The Right Prospectus

By Simon Farquhar Written by John Osborne, directed by Alan Cooke and produced by Irene Shubik. Broadcast on BBC1 at 9.20pm on 22 October 1970. The Long Distance Piano Player, broadcast on 15 October 1970, was the first of the new season of television plays broadcast under the title of Play for Today.  However, it […]

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New ‘Forgotten TV Drama’ DVD in April: ‘For Maddie With Love’ (ATV 1980)

The eighth title in our ‘Forgotten TV Drama’ range has been announced.  For Maddie With Love (ATV 1980) is released by Network on April 15. Hard-hitting and unsentimental, For Maddie With Love is the story of a woman who knows she is dying and, in doing so, rediscovers the love she has for her husband […]

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John Osborne: Play of the Month: Luther (BBC1, 19 October 1965)

Luther was the first programme to be shown in the BBC’s Play of the Month series, and was both a highly prestigious and atypical production for its time.