Episodes: 1980

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME (3 Jan 1980)

wr. Robert Holman
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Giles Foster

KEEP SMILING (10 Jan 1980)

wr. Paul Joyce
pr. David Rose
dr. Paul Joyce

DREAMS OF LEAVING (17 Jan 1980)

wr. David Hare
pr. David Rose
dr. David Hare

THICKER THAN WATER (24 Jan 1980)

wr. Brian Glover
pr. Tara Prem
dr. Alan Grint

MURDER RAP (31 Jan 1980)

wr. Michael Hastings
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Peter Duffell

INSTANT ENLIGHTENMENT INCLUDING VAT (7 Feb 1980)

(Postponed from 22 Nov 1979)
wr. Andrew Carr
pr. Innes Lloyd
dr. John Bruce

NO DEFENCE (14 Feb 1980)

wr. Chris Kewbank
pr. Innes Lloyd
dr. Clive Halls

THAT CRAZY WOMAN (21 Feb 1980)

wr. David Hopkins
pr. John Norton
dr. Bill Craske

A GIFT FROM NESSUS (28 Feb 1980)

wr. Bill Craig (book William McIlvanney)
pr. Pharic Maclaren
dr. James Ormerod

KATE, THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR (6 Mar 1980)

wr. Peter Ransley
pr. Richard Broke
dr. John Bruce

BUSES (13 Mar 1980)

wr. Geoffrey Case
pr. Terry Coles
dr. Tim King

SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN (20 Mar 1980)

wr. Derek Mahon (book Jennifer Johnston)
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Jim O’ Brien
Shadows on Our Skin is available online at BBC Store

LADIES (27 Mar 1980)

wr. Carol Bunyan
pr. Kenith Trodd
dr. Diarmuid Lawrence

NOT FOR THE LIKES OF US (10 Apr 1980)

wr. Gilly Fraser
pr. W. Stephen Gilbert
dr. Tim King

THE EXECUTIONER (17 Apr 1980)

wr. Lionel Goldstein
pr. Innes Lloyd
dr. Kenneth Ives

THE IMITATION GAME (24 Apr 1980)

wr. Ian McEwan
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. Richard Eyre

A WALK IN THE FOREST (14 May 1980)

wr. Jeremy Paul
pr. Carol Robertson
dr. Jack Gold
A Walk in the Forest is available online from BBC Store

PASMORE (21 Oct 1980)

wr. Richard Eyre (book David Storey)
pr. Ann Scott
dr. Richard Eyre

C2H50H (28 Oct 1980)

wr. David Turner
pr. Innes Lloyd
dr. James Cellan Jones

THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK 1. EVERYBODY’S FIDDLING SOMETHING (4 Nov 1980)

wr. John McGrath
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. John McGrath

THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK 2. SEEDS OF ICE (11 Nov 1980)

wr. John McGrath
pr. Richard Eyre
dr. John McGrath

MINOR COMPLICATIONS (18 Nov 1980)

wr. Peter Ransley
pr. Richard Broke
dr. Moira Armstrong

JUDE (2 Dec 1980)

wr. Lesley Bruce
pr. June Roberts
dr. Bill Craske

THE FLIPSIDE OF DOMINICK HIDE (9 Dec 1980)

wr. Jeremy Paul, Alan Gibson
pr. Chris Cherry
dr. Alan Gibson
The Flipside of Dominick Hide was released on DVD by the BBC in 2005 (with Another Flip for Dominick)

NAME FOR THE DAY (16 Dec 1980)

wr. Colin Haydn Evans
pr. Anne Head
dr. Bill Bain

JESSIE (23 Dec 1980)

wr. Bryan Forbes
pr. Neil Zeiger
dr. Bryan Forbes

Go to 1981.

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

Updates:
6 Jun 2015: simplified layout; added producer credits; checked archival status; added DVD availability.
10 July 2016: minor format standardisation.
25 February 2017: checked latest BBC Store release information, adding A Walk in the Forest release information; minor typographical correction.
18 March 2017: added Shadows on Our Skin release information.