Episodes: 1979

THE OUT OF TOWN BOYS (2 Jan 1979)

wr. Ron Hutchinson
pr. David Rose
dr. Robert Knights

VAMPIRES (9 Jan 1979)

wr. Dixie Williams
pr. Tara Prem
dr. John Goldschmidt

THE CHIEF MOURNER (16 Jan 1979)

wr. John Elliott
pr. David Rose
dr. Ben Rea

WATERLOO SUNSET (23 Jan 1979)

wr. Barrie Keefe
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Richard Eyre
Waterloo Sunset is available online from BBC Store

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS (30 Jan 1979)

wr. Dennis Potter
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Brian Gibson
Blue Remembered Hills was released on DVD by the BBC/2Entertain in 2005 (on its own) and in 2008 (as part of The Helen Mirren Collection)
Blue Remembered Hills is available online from BBC Store

WHO’S WHO? (5 Feb 1979)

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

THE LAST WINDOW CLEANER (13 Feb 1979)

wr. Ron Hutchinson
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Bill Craske

THE PLOUGHMAN’S SHARE (27 Feb 1979)

wr. Douglas Dunn
pr. Pharic Maclaren
dr. Fiona Cumming

DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY (6 Mar 1979)

wr. Alma Cullen
pr. Pharic Maclaren
dr. Paul Annett

LIGHT (13 Mar 1979)

wr. Tony Perrin
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Jane Howell

COMING OUT (10 Apr 1979)

wr. James Andrew Hall
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Carol Wiseman
Coming Out is available online from BBC Store

DON’T BE SILLY (24 Jul 1979)

wr. Rachel Billington
pr. Innes Lloyd
dr. Kenneth Ives

PILLION (unbroadcast)

wr. Paul Copley
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Keith Evans

LONG DISTANCE INFORMATION (11 Oct 1979)

wr. Neville Smith
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Stephen Frears

CRIES FROM A WATCHTOWER (18 Oct 1979)

wr. Stephen Lowe
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Giles Foster

COMEDIANS (25 Oct 1979)

Essay by John Williams (for Screenonline)
wr. Trevor Griffiths Essay by John Williams (for Screenonline)
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Richard Eyre

EVEN SOLOMON (1 Nov 1979)

wr. Andrew Taylor
pr. Anne Head
dr. Roger Bamford
Even Solomon is available online from BBC Store

JUST A BOY’S GAME (8 Nov 1979)

wr. Peter McDougall
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. John Mackenzie
Just a Boy’s Game is available online from BBC Store

BILLY (15 Nov 1979)

wr. G. F. Newman
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Charles Stewart

A HOLE IN BABYLON (29 Nov 1979)

wr. Jim Hawkins, Horace Ové
pr. Graham Benson
dr. Horace Ové
A Hole in Babylon is available online from BBC Store

THE SLAB BOYS (6 Dec 1979)

wr. John Byrne
pr. Pharic Maclaren
dr. Bob Hird
The Slab Boys was released on DVD by John Williams Productions in 2008

KATIE (13 Dec 1979)

wr. Ian Cullen, John Norton
pr. John Norton
dr. Barry Davis

THE NETWORK (20 Dec 1979)

wr. Stephen Fagan
pr. Anne Head
dr. Derek Lister

Go to 1980.

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

Updates:
25 April 2015: simplified presentation; added producer credits; added Pillion; deleted accidental repetition of Don’t Be Silly
8 June 2015: added DVD availability; minor correction.
10 July 2016: updated release information; minor format standardisation; added ‘go to’ link.
25 February 2017: checked latest BBC Store release information, adding Just A Boy’s Game release information; tidied presentation of BBC Store information.
29 March 2017: updated BBC Store release information with Waterloo Sunset and A Hole in Babylon