All updates are blog essays/reviews unless otherwise stated. These dates refer to first posting. (Dates of updates are listed on the pages themselves.) We only list updates as new pieces if they are revised so substantially as to constitute a new piece (for instance, making widespread use of new research findings). Scroll down for a list of revised pieces.
- Changes to design (different template); removed illustrated menu second sidebar; minor changes in presentation (for instance, in titles and bylines) throughout.
- Playhouse: The Unborn (1980)
- The Creature (1955). [Major updates to existing piece.]
- The July Plot (1964). [Major updates to existing piece.]
- Doctor Korczak and the Children (1962) [Major updates to existing piece.]
- Also revisions to Wear a Very Big Hat (1965), James MacTaggart .
- (Times and) Spaces of Television – Doctor Who: Warriors’ Gate (1981)
- Michael Barry [Major updates to existing piece.]
- The Girl (2012)
- New material added, and amendments made, to several biographies, in particular Philip Saville: Play for Today and Don Taylor
- Removed Play for Today episode guide tables after site crashed; began year-by-year pages with accompanying scans and images
- DVD review: Tales Out of School (1983)
- From The Blue Lamp (1950) to The Black and Blue Lamp (1988): the police in TV drama
- Moved to new layout; moved options to drop-down menu; added DVD promo box; made minor design and content changes in Play for Today section.
- The Creature (1955)
- Richard I in TV drama – Doctor Who: The Crusade (1965) and beyond
- Restructure: integrated Play for Today site into main site, moving all essays (all PFT entries listed below) and episode guide
- Play for Today: Sunset Across the Bay (1975)
- Added Contents section
- The War Game (1965)
- Play for Today: The Long Distance Piano Player (1970)
- Play for Today: Brimstone and Treacle (1976, tx. 1987)
- Alan Clarke: Play for Today (rewrite of pre-2009 piece)
- Uploaded pre-2009 Play for Today pieces – Philip Saville piece (old version, now deleted), episode guide and the following:
- Tony Parker: Play for Today
- Play for Today: Angels Are So Few (1970)
- Play for Today: Robin Redbreast (1970)
- Play for Today: The Hallelujah Handshake (1970)
- Play for Today: The Foxtrot (1971)
- Play for Today: The Rank and File (1971)
- Play for Today: Traitor (1971)
- Play for Today: Evelyn (1970)
- Started British Television Drama site, plus Play for Today mini-site (later incorporated).
We often update posts with new information. Here are some of the biggest recent revisions with new research findings:
- Out of this World, Philip Saville: Play for Today biography. Updated in April 2022.
- Doctor Korczak and the Children, The July Plot, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) – Myth Versus Reality, Stalingrad, Underground, Wear a Very Big Hat, Peter Luke, James MacTaggart, Cedric Messina,Don Taylor. Updated in March 2022.
- Introduction to Play for Today section.
Updated in October 2020 with new material and revisions.
- Underground. Updated in November 2018 with new material and substantial revisions.
- Out of This World. Updated in June 2018 with new material, images and revisions.
- You dirty old man! Masculinity and class in Steptoe and Son. Updated in February 2016 with new material, images and revisions.
- The Good Companions. Updated in November 2015 with new material.
- Ian Curteis. Updated again in April 2015 with new material.
- Stalingrad. Replaced in December 2014 with a new version containing much new material.
- Traitor. Updated in December 2014 with new material.
- Tony Parker. Updated in November 2014 with new material.
- Ian Curteis. Updated in October 2014 with new material.
- Underground. Updated in August 2014 with new material.
- The Creature. Updated in January 2014 and March 2014 with new material.
- The July Plot. Updated in January 2014 with new material.
- Doctor Korczak and the Children. Updated in January 2014, with new material.
- Michael Barry. Updated in November 2013 with new material and a list of credits.
- Iain MacCormick. Updated in October 2013 with new material and a list of credits. Further amended in January 2014 with new material.