Series: Play For Today
A long-running drama anthology series that ran on BBC 1 from 1970 to 1984 which as the title suggested showed a different single drama every episode. It featured some early works of famous directors such as Barry Hines and Mike Leigh alongside some seminal stuff from less cinematically inclined authors such as Dennis Potter.
Tropes Present Throughout the Series
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Good luck finding any of less well-known episodes on DVD.
- Spiritual Successor: To The Wednesday Play.
- A Touch of Class, Ethnicity and Religion: A lot of the plays such as The Right Prospectus and Abigail's Party touch on class tensions in British society.
- Penda's Fen challenges the idea that Britain, and particularly England, is an inherently Christian country by exploring the Pagan history of The West Midlands.