The Single Play DVD


For half a century the single play was the dominant form of television entertainment and an art form in and of itself. Personal, political, comedic, dramatic a single play could be any (and all) of these, the fearlessness of the creatives and the willingness of the audience allowing a level of variety and experimentation that will never occur again.Showcasing specially selected plays from the archives, this ongoing collection shows how compelling and varied these shows could be, with many unseen since their original transmission.NEIGHBOURS (1970)Good fences make good... neighbours; everyone is entitled to be alone. A woman sits in a room. A neighbour comes to call. But what does he want? And why won't he leave? And what will be the outcome of their disturbing hour together?Starring JUDI DENCH and CALVIN LOCKHARTWritten by JAMES SAUNDERS Directed by BRIAN MILLSA ROD OF IRON (1980)In David Mercer's International Emmy Award-winning drama, two brothers come home for the first time in years to be at their dying mother's bedside. They are stunned to hear their father confess his true feelings towards his wife and now adult sons.Starring ALFRED BURKE, NIGEL HAWTHORNE and EDWARD WOODWARDWritten by DAVID MERCER Directed by DAVID CUNLIFFE [show more]

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31 December 2099
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