Plays for Britain: The Complete Series

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Plays for Britain

This hard-hitting anthology series continued the single-play format that had proved so successful with ITV’s legendary Armchair Theatre, presenting six contemporary plays by writers at relatively early stages in their careers.

The plays are both compelling and provocative: Stephen Poliakoff’s Hitting Town is an intense portrayal of siblings who find refuge from their bleak lives in one incestuous night; Roger McGough’s The Lifeswappers is a darkly comic take on the theme of exchanged identities; Howard Brenton’s The Paradise Run centres on an inexperienced soldier in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Plays for Britain

These and other powerful screenplays feature strong performances from Kevin McNally, Pete Postlethwaite, Denis Lawson, Sheila Gish, Miriam Margolyes and Ray Winstone; directors include Alan Clarke, Philip Saville and Michael Apted.

Plays for Britain


Reference
7953931
Year
1976
Director
Philip Saville
Actor
Saeed Jaffrey
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Drama
Barcode
5027626393144
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
2
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
321 mins approx

Reference
7953931
Year
1976
Director
Philip Saville
Actor
Saeed Jaffrey
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Drama
Barcode
5027626393144
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
2
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
321 mins approx