Another collection of plays from the BBC's anthology series. In 'Edna, the Inebriate Woman' (1971) Edna (Patricia Hayes) has neither a home, a job nor any money. She wanders from one hostel to the next, sometimes living under a bridge, sometimes undergoing treatment in a psychiatric ward, always adamant that she is not a vagrant. 'Just Another Saturday' (1975) is set in Glasgow during the Orange Walk parade. John McNeil (John Morrison) is a young man gradually coming to terms with the violent and unpleasant truth behind the marching and symbolic pageantry. 'Bar Mitzvah Boy' (1976) follows the fears and trepidations of a young Jewish boy as he approaches his Bar Mitzvah. Eliot Green (Jeremy Steyn) is reluctant to depart from the comforts of childhood, while to other members of the family the event is of great importance. Eliot's mother, Rita (Maria Charles), views the ceremony as an opportunity to celebrate her family; Grandfather Wax (Cyril Shaps) enjoys the traditional nature of the event; but his father, Victor (Bernard Spear), struggles to look beyond the mounting bill. In 'The Mayor's Charity' (1977) Olive Major (Thora Hird) is determined that her year as Mayor will be happy and successful, but she causes a stir when she appoints Ex-Warrant Officer Higham (Frank Windsor) as her mace bearer. In 'Coming Out' (1979) romantic novelist Lewis (Anton Rodgers) is a gay man afraid to come out and alienate his mostly female fans. When he writes an article on gay issues under a pseudonym, its success leads him to come out. Finally, 'A Hole in Babylon' (1979) sees an attempted armed robbery go disastrously wrong.

Play for Today: Volume Three

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Number of Discs
3
Release Date
11/04/2022
Studio
BFI
format
Blu-ray / Box Set
Duration
470
Certificate UK
15

Another collection of plays from the BBC's anthology series. In 'Edna, the Inebriate Woman' (1971) Edna (Patricia Hayes) has neither a home, a job nor any money. She wanders from one hostel to the next, sometimes living under a bridge, sometimes undergoing treatment in a psychiatric ward, always adamant that she is not a vagrant. 'Just Another Saturday' (1975) is set in Glasgow during the Orange Walk parade. John McNeil (John Morrison) is a young man gradually coming to terms with the violent and unpleasant truth behind the marching and symbolic pageantry. 'Bar Mitzvah Boy' (1976) follows the fears and trepidations of a young Jewish boy as he approaches his Bar Mitzvah. Eliot Green (Jeremy Steyn) is reluctant to depart from the comforts of childhood, while to other members of the family the event is of great importance. Eliot's mother, Rita (Maria Charles), views the ceremony as an opportunity to celebrate her family; Grandfather Wax (Cyril Shaps) enjoys the traditional nature of the event; but his father, Victor (Bernard Spear), struggles to look beyond the mounting bill. In 'The Mayor's Charity' (1977) Olive Major (Thora Hird) is determined that her year as Mayor will be happy and successful, but she causes a stir when she appoints Ex-Warrant Officer Higham (Frank Windsor) as her mace bearer. In 'Coming Out' (1979) romantic novelist Lewis (Anton Rodgers) is a gay man afraid to come out and alienate his mostly female fans. When he writes an article on gay issues under a pseudonym, its success leads him to come out. Finally, 'A Hole in Babylon' (1979) sees an attempted armed robbery go disastrously wrong.

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Director: Ted Kotcheff
Director: John MacKenzie
Director: Michael Tuchner
Director: Mike Newell
Director: Carol Wiseman
Director: Horace Ove
Producer: Graeme MacDonald
Producer: Irene Shubik
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Producer: Graham Benson
Writer: Peter McDougall
Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Writer: Jeremy Sandford
Writer: Henry Livings
Writer: James Andrew Hall
Writer: Jim Hawkins
Writer: Horace Ove
Cinematographer: Elmer Cossey
Cinematographer: Kenneth Macmillan
Actor: Patricia Hayes
Actor: Barbara Jefford
Actor: Pat Nye
Actor: John Morrison
Actor: Eileen McCallum
Actor: Bill Henderson
Actor: Ken Hutchison
Actor: Billy Connolly
Actor: Jim Gibb
Actor: Phil McCall
Actor: Jake D'Arcy
Actor: Jeremy Steyn
Actor: Maria Charles
Actor: Bernard Spear
Actor: Cyril Shaps
Actor: Adrienne Posta
Actor: Thora Hird
Actor: Frank Windsor
Actor: Roy Kinnear
Actor: Terence Rigby
Actor: Ray Smith
Actor: Anton Rodgers
Actor: Hywel Bennett
Actor: Michael Byrne
Actor: Nigel Havers
Actor: T. Bone Wilson
Actor: Trevor Thomas
Actor: Archie Pool

Main Format
Blu-ray
Keyword Index
Play for Today: Volume Three|Patricia Hayes
Colour
Colour
Region
Region B
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, InteractiveMenu
Catalogue Number
BFIB1443
Extras 3
Booklet

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