The Wednesday Play

The Wednesday Play Series
Genre: Drama
Premiere: 1964
Network: BBC One
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Sessons: 9
Full Episodes: 182
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. Famous plays include 'Up the Junction', 'Cathy Come Home' , 'Stand Up Nigel Barton', 'Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton', 'On the Eve of Publication' and 'Son of Man'. The series often addressed controversial issues such as homelessness and abortion.
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Date Aired The Wednesday Play Episodes
Season 1
28 October 1964 Season 1, Episode 1: A Crack In The Ice
04 November 1964 Season 1, Episode 2: In Camera
11 November 1964 Season 1, Episode 3: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
18 November 1964 Season 1, Episode 4: The Big Breaker
25 November 1964 Season 1, Episode 5: Mr Douglas
02 December 1964 Season 1, Episode 6: Malatesta
09 December 1964 Season 1, Episode 7: The July Plot
16 December 1964 Season 1, Episode 8: First Love
Season 2
06 January 1965 Season 2, Episode 1: A Tap On The Shoulder
13 January 1965 Season 2, Episode 2: Sir Jocelyn, The Minister Would Like A Word …
20 January 1965 Season 2, Episode 3: The Navigators
27 January 1965 Season 2, Episode 4: Fable
03 February 1965 Season 2, Episode 5: Dan, Dan, The Charity Man
10 February 1965 Season 2, Episode 6: Ashes To Ashes
17 February 1965 Season 2, Episode 7: Wear A Very Big Hat
24 February 1965 Season 2, Episode 8: The Confidence Course
03 March 1965 Season 2, Episode 9: Campaign For One
10 March 1965 Season 2, Episode 10: Horror Of Darkness
17 March 1965 Season 2, Episode 11: A Little Temptation
24 March 1965 Season 2, Episode 12: Moving On
31 March 1965 Season 2, Episode 13: Cat's Cradle
07 April 1965 Season 2, Episode 14: Three Clear Sundays
14 April 1965 Season 2, Episode 15: The Interior Decorator
21 April 1965 Season 2, Episode 16: Auto-Stop
28 April 1965 Season 2, Episode 17: The Good Shoe Maker And The Poor Fish Peddler
05 May 1965 Season 2, Episode 18: Cemented With Love
12 May 1965 Season 2, Episode 19: A Knight In Tarnished Armour
26 May 1965 Season 2, Episode 20: For The West
02 June 1965 Season 2, Episode 21: And Did Those Feet?
09 June 1965 Season 2, Episode 22: The Man Without Papers
16 June 1965 Season 2, Episode 23: The Pistol
30 June 1965 Season 2, Episode 24: The Seven O'Clock Crunch
Season 3
13 October 1965 Season 3, Episode 1: Alice
20 October 1965 Season 3, Episode 2: The Girl Who Loved Robots
27 October 1965 Season 3, Episode 3: A Designing Woman
03 November 1965 Season 3, Episode 4: Up The Junction
10 November 1965 Season 3, Episode 5: The Trial And Torture Of Sir John Rampayne
17 November 1965 Season 3, Episode 6: The End Of Arthur's Marriage
24 November 1965 Season 3, Episode 7: Tomorrow, Just You Wait
01 December 1965 Season 3, Episode 8: The Bond
08 December 1965 Season 3, Episode 9: Stand Up, Nigel Barton
15 December 1965 Season 3, Episode 10: Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton
22 December 1965 Season 3, Episode 11: The Coming Out Party
Season 4
05 January 1966 Season 4, Episode 1: The Boneyard
12 January 1966 Season 4, Episode 2: A Man On Her Back
19 January 1966 Season 4, Episode 3: Rodney, Our Intrepid Hero
26 January 1966 Season 4, Episode 4: Calf Love
02 February 1966 Season 4, Episode 5: Silent Song
09 February 1966 Season 4, Episode 6: Who's A Good Boy Then? I Am
16 February 1966 Season 4, Episode 7: A Game - Like - Only A Game
23 February 1966 Season 4, Episode 8: Why Aren't You Famous?
02 March 1966 Season 4, Episode 9: Macready's Gala
09 March 1966 Season 4, Episode 10: A Walk In The Sea
16 March 1966 Season 4, Episode 11: A Boy In The Smoke
23 March 1966 Season 4, Episode 12: Barlowe Of The Car Park
30 March 1966 Season 4, Episode 13: The Portsmouth Defence
06 April 1966 Season 4, Episode 14: Pity About The Abbey
13 April 1966 Season 4, Episode 15: The Big Man Coughed And Died
20 April 1966 Season 4, Episode 16: The Snow Ball
27 April 1966 Season 4, Episode 17: A Cheery Soul
04 May 1966 Season 4, Episode 18: The Connoisseur
11 May 1966 Season 4, Episode 19: The Retreat
18 May 1966 Season 4, Episode 20: Ape And Essence
25 May 1966 Season 4, Episode 21: Toddler On The Run
01 June 1966 Season 4, Episode 22: The Executioner
08 June 1966 Season 4, Episode 23: Way Off Beat
15 June 1966 Season 4, Episode 24: A Soiree At Bossom's Hotel
22 June 1966 Season 4, Episode 25: Cock, Hen And Courting Pit
Season 5
21 September 1966 Season 5, Episode 1: Photo Finish
28 September 1966 Season 5, Episode 2: A Hero Of Our Time
12 October 1966 Season 5, Episode 3: The Frighteners
19 October 1966 Season 5, Episode 4: A Piece Of Resistance
Season 6
02 November 1966 Season 6, Episode 1: Where The Buffalo Roam
09 November 1966 Season 6, Episode 2: The Head Waiter
16 November 1966 Season 6, Episode 3: Cathy Come Home
23 November 1966 Season 6, Episode 4: The Private Tutor
30 November 1966 Season 6, Episode 5: A Pyre For Private James
07 December 1966 Season 6, Episode 6: A Tale Of Two Wives
14 December 1966 Season 6, Episode 7: Little Master Mind
21 December 1966 Season 6, Episode 8: The Mayfly And The Frog
28 December 1966 Season 6, Episode 9: Alice In Wonderland
04 January 1967 Season 6, Episode 10: Person To Person
18 January 1967 Season 6, Episode 11: The Order
25 January 1967 Season 6, Episode 12: Everybody's Rich Except Us
01 February 1967 Season 6, Episode 13: The Lump
08 February 1967 Season 6, Episode 14: Who's Going To Take Me On?
15 February 1967 Season 6, Episode 15: Death Of A Teddy Bear
22 February 1967 Season 6, Episode 16: Days In The Trees
01 March 1967 Season 6, Episode 17: In Two Minds
08 March 1967 Season 6, Episode 18: Another Day, Another Dollar
15 March 1967 Season 6, Episode 19: Public Inquiry
22 March 1967 Season 6, Episode 20: A Crucial Week In The Life Of A Grocer's Assistant
29 March 1967 Season 6, Episode 21: A Breach In The Wall
05 April 1967 Season 6, Episode 22: The Voices In The Park
12 April 1967 Season 6, Episode 23: Dismissal Leading To Lustfulness
19 April 1967 Season 6, Episode 24: A Brilliant Future Behind Him
03 May 1967 Season 6, Episode 25: Message For Posterity
10 May 1967 Season 6, Episode 26: A Way With The Ladies
17 May 1967 Season 6, Episode 27: The Playground
24 May 1967 Season 6, Episode 28: Drums Along The Avon
Season 7
11 October 1967 Season 7, Episode 1: Sleeping Dogs
18 October 1967 Season 7, Episode 2: Wanted: Single Gentleman
25 October 1967 Season 7, Episode 3: A Black Candle For Mrs Gogarty
01 November 1967 Season 7, Episode 4: Pitchi Poi
08 November 1967 Season 7, Episode 5: The Devil A Monk Wou'd Be
15 November 1967 Season 7, Episode 6: Fall Of The Goat
22 November 1967 Season 7, Episode 7: The Profile Of A Gentleman
29 November 1967 Season 7, Episode 8: Dial Rudolph Valentino One One
06 December 1967 Season 7, Episode 9: Kippers And Curtains
13 December 1967 Season 7, Episode 10: Death Of A Private
20 December 1967 Season 7, Episode 11: An Officer Of The Court
27 December 1967 Season 7, Episode 12: The Fat Of The Land
03 January 1968 Season 7, Episode 13: Toggle
10 January 1968 Season 7, Episode 14: House Of Character
17 January 1968 Season 7, Episode 15: Jamie, On A Flying Visit
24 January 1968 Season 7, Episode 16: Monsieur Barnett
31 January 1968 Season 7, Episode 17: The Drummer And The Bloke
07 February 1968 Season 7, Episode 18: Rebel In The Grave
21 February 1968 Season 7, Episode 19: Coincidence
03 April 1968 Season 7, Episode 20: Light Blue
10 April 1968 Season 7, Episode 21: Let's Murder Vivaldi
17 April 1968 Season 7, Episode 22: The Golden Vision
01 May 1968 Season 7, Episode 23: The Man Behind You
08 May 1968 Season 7, Episode 24: Infidelity Took Place
Season 8
21 August 1968 Season 8, Episode 1: Mrs Lawrence Will Look After It
28 August 1968 Season 8, Episode 2: Spoiled
04 September 1968 Season 8, Episode 3: The Gorge
11 September 1968 Season 8, Episode 4: A Night With Mrs Da Tanka
18 September 1968 Season 8, Episode 5: Charlie
25 September 1968 Season 8, Episode 6: Anyone For Tennis?
02 October 1968 Season 8, Episode 7: Mooney And His Caravans
09 October 1968 Season 8, Episode 8: The Lower Largo Sequence
16 October 1968 Season 8, Episode 9: Hello, Good Evening, And Welcome
30 October 1968 Season 8, Episode 10: A Bit Of Crucifixion, Father
06 November 1968 Season 8, Episode 11: Nothing Will Be The Same Again
20 November 1968 Season 8, Episode 12: A Beast With Two Backs
27 November 1968 Season 8, Episode 13: On The Eve Of Publication
08 January 1969 Season 8, Episode 14: The Fabulous Frump
15 January 1969 Season 8, Episode 15: Smoke Screen
22 January 1969 Season 8, Episode 16: Dr Aitkinson's Daughter
29 January 1969 Season 8, Episode 17: The Apprentices
12 February 1969 Season 8, Episode 18: Birthday
19 February 1969 Season 8, Episode 19: The Big Flame
26 February 1969 Season 8, Episode 20: A Serpent In Putney
05 March 1969 Season 8, Episode 21: Bam! Pow! Zapp!
02 April 1969 Season 8, Episode 22: Sling Your Hook
09 April 1969 Season 8, Episode 23: A Child And A Half
16 April 1969 Season 8, Episode 24: Son Of Man
23 April 1969 Season 8, Episode 25: The Exiles
30 April 1969 Season 8, Episode 26: Blodwen, Home From Rachel's Marriage
Season 9
01 October 1969 Season 9, Episode 1: The Last Train Through The Harecastle Tunnel
08 October 1969 Season 9, Episode 2: Patterson O.K.
15 October 1969 Season 9, Episode 3: The Mark Two Wife
22 October 1969 Season 9, Episode 4: Close The Coalhouse Door
29 October 1969 Season 9, Episode 5: The Sad Decline Of Arthur Maybury
05 November 1969 Season 9, Episode 6: All Out For Kangaroo Valley
12 November 1969 Season 9, Episode 7: Happy
19 November 1969 Season 9, Episode 8: There Is Also Tomorrow
26 November 1969 Season 9, Episode 9: Double Bill
03 December 1969 Season 9, Episode 10: Blood Of The Lamb
10 December 1969 Season 9, Episode 11: The Vortex
17 December 1969 Season 9, Episode 12: It Wasn't Me
07 January 1970 Season 9, Episode 13: The Season Of The Witch
14 January 1970 Season 9, Episode 14: Millie Migla
21 January 1970 Season 9, Episode 15: The Hunting Of Lionel Crane
28 January 1970 Season 9, Episode 16: Rest In Peace, Uncle Fred
04 February 1970 Season 9, Episode 17: Mad Jack
11 February 1970 Season 9, Episode 18: Nathan and Tabileth
18 February 1970 Season 9, Episode 19: The Italian Table
25 February 1970 Season 9, Episode 20: The Boy Who Wanted Peace
04 March 1970 Season 9, Episode 21: The Cellar And The Almond Tree
11 March 1970 Season 9, Episode 22: The Year Of The Sex Olympics
18 March 1970 Season 9, Episode 23: No Trams To Lime Street
25 March 1970 Season 9, Episode 24: To See How Far It Is (Part 1): Murphy's Law
01 April 1970 Season 9, Episode 25: To See How Far It Is (Part 2): The Curse Of The Donkins
08 April 1970 Season 9, Episode 26: To See How Far It Is (Part 3): To See How Far It Is
15 April 1970 Season 9, Episode 27: Wine Of India
22 April 1970 Season 9, Episode 28: Sovereign's Company
29 April 1970 Season 9, Episode 29: Party Games
13 May 1970 Season 9, Episode 30: Emma's Time
20 May 1970 Season 9, Episode 31: Chariot Of Fire
27 May 1970 Season 9, Episode 32: Wind Versus Polygamy