Episodes: 1973

SHAKESPEARE – OR BUST (8 Jan 1973)

wr. Peter Terson
pr. David Rose
dr. Brian Parker

LAND OF GREEN GINGER (15 Jan 1973)

Interview with Alan Plater about the play (David Rolinson)
Essay by David Rolinson (for Screenonline)
wr. Alan Plater
pr. David Rose
dr. Brian Parker

KISSES AT FIFTY (22 Jan 1973)

wr. Colin Welland
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Michael Apted

HIGHWAY ROBBERY (29 Jan 1973)

wr. Michael O’Neill, Jeremy Seabrook
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Michael Apted
No recording exists

SONG AT TWILIGHT (5 Feb 1973)

wr. Willis Hall
pr. Irene Shubik
dr. Herbert Wise
No recording exists

ONLY MAKE BELIEVE (12 Feb 1973)

wr. Dennis Potter
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Robert Knights
Only Make Believe is currently available online from BBC Store [information correct as of July 2016]

FOR SYLVIA, OR THE AIR SHOW (19 Feb 1973)

wr. John Burrows, John Harding
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Barry Dane
No recording exists

THE OPERATION (26 Feb 1973)

wr. Roger Smith
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Roy Battersby

ACCESS TO THE CHILDREN (5 Mar 1973)

wr. William Trevor
pr. Irene Shubik
dr. Philip Saville Essay by Oliver Wake

HARD LABOUR (12 Mar 1973)

Essay by David Rolinson (for Screenonline)
wr. Mike Leigh
pr. Tony Garnett
dr. Mike Leigh
Hard Labour was released on DVD by the BBC/2Entertain in 2009 (as part of Mike Leigh at the BBC)
Hard Labour is currently available online from BBC Store [information correct as of July 2016]

MAN ABOVE MEN (19 Mar 1973)

wr. David Hare
pr. Mark Shivas
dr. Alan Clarke Essay by David Rolinson
No recording exists

SPEECH DAY (26 Mar 1973)

wr. Barry Hines
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. John Goldschmidt

STEPS BACK (14 May 1973)

wr. David Halliwell
pr. David Rose
dr. Brian Parker

THREE’S ONE (4 Jun 1973)

wr. Penelope Mortimer
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Alastair Reid

EDWARD G – LIKE THE FILMSTAR (11 Jun 1973)

wr. John Harvey-Flint
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. James Ferman
No recording exists

BLOOMING YOUTH (18 Jun 1973)

wr. Leslie Blair
pr. Tony Garnett
dr. Leslie Blair

THE STRETCH (25 Jun 1973)

wr. Julia Jones
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Peter Dews
No recording exists

MAKING THE PLAY (2 Jul 1973)

wr. Terence Brady, Charlotte Bingham
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Michael Hays
No recording exists

MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT (18 Oct 1973)

wr. Ray Lawler (novel Elizabeth Taylor)
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Michael Lindsay-Hogg

HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE (25 Oct 1973)

wr. Jimmy O’ Connor
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Barry Dane

JACK POINT (1 Nov 1973)

wr. Colin Welland
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Michael Apted

THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL (8 Nov 1973)

wr. John Bowen
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Robert Knights
No recording exists

MUMMY AND DADDY (15 Nov 1973)

wr. Douglas Livingstone
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Barry Davis

PRIVATE PRACTICE (22 Nov 1973)

wr. Peter Hankin
pr. Mark Shivas
dr. Peter Cregeen
No recording exists

SHUTDOWN (29 Nov 1973)

wr. Tony Perrin
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. John Mackenzie

BABY BLUES (6 Dec 1973)

wr. Nemone Lethbridge
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. James MacTaggart Essay by Oliver Wake

JINGLE BELLS (13 Dec 1973)

wr. Arthur Hopcraft
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Claude Whatham
No recording exists

Go to: 1974.

For researchers interested in these plays and their archival status, we strongly recommend the BBC drama research guide available here from Kaleidoscope.

Updates:
28 April 2015: simplified layout; added producer credits; added archival status; added DVD availability.
8 June 2015: minor format corrections; added ‘go to’ links.
10 July 2016: updated release information; minor format standardisation.