Episodes: 1977

LOVE ON A GUNBOAT (4 Jan 1977)

wr. Malcolm Bradbury
pr. David Rose
dr. Robert Knights

THE KISS OF DEATH (11 Jan 1977)

wr. Mike Leigh
pr. David Rose
dr. Mike Leigh
The Kiss of Death was released on DVD by the BBC/2 Entertain in 2009 (as part of Mike Leigh at the BBC)
The Kiss of Death is available online from BBC Store

OUR FLESH AND BLOOD (18 Jan 1977)

wr. Mike Scott
pr. David Rose
dr. Pedr James

DO AS I SAY (25 Jan 1977)

wr. Charles Wood
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. Barry Davis

SPEND, SPEND, SPEND (15 Mar 1977)

wr. Jack Rosenthal, book Vivian Nicholson, Stephen Smith
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. John Goldschmidt
Spend, Spend, Spend was released on DVD by the BBC/2Entertain in 2011 (as part of Jack Rosenthal at the BBC)

A PHOTOGRAPH (22 Mar 1977)

wr. John Bowen
pr. Graeme McDonald
dr. John Glenister
A Photograph is available online from BBC Store

GOTCHA (12 Apr 1977)

Double-bill with Campion’s Interview
wr. Barrie Keefe
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Barry Davis

CAMPION’S INTERVIEW (12 Apr 1977)

Double-bill with Gotcha
wr. Brian Clark
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Barry Davis

A CHOICE OF EVILS (19 Apr 1977)

wr. Jim Allen
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Jane Howell

THE COUNTRY PARTY (26 Apr 1977)

wr. Brian Clark
pr. Mark Shivas
dr. Barry Davis

STRONGER THAN THE SUN (18 Oct 1977)

wr. Stephen Poliakoff
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Michael Apted

COME THE REVOLUTION (25 Oct 1977)

wr. Robin Chapman
pr. Rosemary Hill
dr. Michael Darlow

ABIGAIL’S PARTY (1 Nov 1977)

wr. Mike Leigh
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Mike Leigh
Abigail’s Party was released on DVD by the BBC/2Entertain in 2003 (on its own) and in 2009 (as part of Mike Leigh at the BBC)
Abigail’s Party is available online from BBC Store

SCUM (8 Nov 1977 slot but not transmitted until 27 Jul 1991)

wr. Roy Minton
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Alan Clarke Essay by David Rolinson
Scum was released on DVD by Blue Underground in 2004 (as part of The Alan Clarke Collection) and on DVD and blu ray by the BFI in 2016 (as part of Alan Clarke at the BBC)
Scum is available online at BBC Store

OY VAY MARIA (8 Nov 1977)

wr. Mary O’ Malley
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Richard Loncraine

NIPPER (15 Nov 1977)

wr. Barrie Keefe
pr. Margaret Matheson
dr. Brian Farnham

ONE DAY AT A TIME (22 Nov 1977)

wr. Dennis Cannan
pr. Innes Lloyd
dr. Ronald Wilson

THE MAYOR’S CHARITY (29 Nov 1977)

wr. Henry Livings
pr. Richard Broke
dr. Mike Newell

CATCHPENNY TWIST (5 Dec 1977)

wr. Stewart Parker
pr. Robert Knights
dr. Robert Knights
Catchpenny Twist is available online at BBC Store

CHARADES (13 Dec 1977)

wr. Antonia Fraser
pr. Pharic Maclaren
dr. Roderick Graham

THE THIN END OF THE WEDGE (20 Dec 1977)

wr. Sean McCarthy
pr. Pharic Maclaren
dr. John Black

Go to 1978.

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

Updates:
1 May 2015: simplified layout; added producer credits; checked archival status; added DVD availability.
10 July 2016: updated release information; minor format standardisation; added ‘go to’ link.
25 February 2017: checked latest BBC Store release information: added Scum release information; tidied presentation of BBC Store information.
18 March 2017: added Catchpenny Twist release information.