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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

They Throw It At You

They Throw It At You (1964)

They Throw It At You

Featuring a number of well-known faces, this 'lost' ITV play is the first in a trilogy which were all set along Blackpool's Golden Mile

This Land of Ours

This Land of Ours (1950)

This Land of Ours

'Lost' BBC drama set on a farm between 1938 and 1944 which tells of turmoil within a family as their whole livelihood is threatened

Threads

Threads (1984)

Threads

Chilling and stark drama following the effects of a nuclear attack on Britain.

Three Sisters

Three Sisters (1954)

Three Sisters

Another 'lost' BBC play. Anton Chekov's celebrated play concerns the lives of an aristocratic family who struggle to search for meaning in the modern world.

The Troubled Air

The Troubled Air (1953)

The Troubled Air

The Troubled Air was Irwin Shaw's novel chronicling the rise of McCarthyism in the USA and in particular the anti-Communist witch-hunt among radio-programme workers.

Tunnel Trench ITV Play 1963

Tunnel Trench (1963)

Tunnel Trench ITV Play 1963

Life in the Royal Flying Corps seems pleasant enough to young Bill St. Aubyn as he basks in the French sun. But when an important offensive is mounted, he is suddenly faced with the grim reality of war.