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Shout Aloud Salvation

Shout Aloud Salvation (1951)

Shout Aloud Salvation

This BBC Sunday Night Theatre presentation, broadcast on 15 April 1951, tells the story of two young women dispatched towards the latter part of the 19th century to introduce the Salvation Army into a bleak northern town.

The Silent Village

The Silent Village (1951)

The Silent Village

Seven tourists arrive and gather in a deserted inn. The dinner lies half-prepared in the kitchen. Cards lie on a bridge table. A tap is running aimlessly, overflowing the bath, and yet there is not a living soul in sight.

The Sin Shifter

The Sin Shifter (1962)

The Sin Shifter

A pearl trader and a priest-both fighting for the use of the same hall-one for a casino, the other for a church. Rose becomes the unwilling pawn in this battle between sacred and profane in a small Australian town.

The Snow Goose

The Snow Goose (1971)

The Snow Goose

As the shadows of war looms around them, an aging artist who lives a reclusive life in a dusused lighthouse in an Essex fishing village, assists a young orphan girl in caring for a wounded snow goose

Strange Interlude

Strange Interlude (1958)

Strange Interlude

Eugene O'Neill's controversial five-hour play, an exploration of loose morals and their consequences, was banned in many theatres. Produced by the BBC in 1958 in two parts, it used an experimental technique that is today commonplace

The Girl in the Picture

The Girl in the Picture (1964)

The Girl in the Picture

The second in the series of three plays by Allan Prior, all set along Blackpool's Golden Mile, featured television débutée Nicola Pagett and future Doctor Who companion Peter Purves

The Survivors

The Survivors (1957)

The Survivors

In this ‘lost’ BBC play - the long-drawn and bitterly contested American Civil War is over, but there is a legacy of hatred left over from the fighting - hatred which comes slowly to a climax in a bar in Decker City