Play for Today: Angels are So Few (1970)

UK, 5 November
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Play for Today (1970-1984) – series 1, episode 4

A British fantasy television play written by Dennis Potter and directed by Gareth Davies.

Plot Summary

A stranger arrives at the home of a bored suburban housewife claiming to be an angel. Is he for real? Are the strange things that happen in the neighbourhood down to his celestial intervention?


Directed by: Gareth Davies
Produced by: Graeme McDonald
Written by: Dennis Potter
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Music by: Joseph Horovitz

Tom Bell (Michael Biddle)
Christine Hargreaves (Cynthia Nicholls)
Susan Richards (Mrs Cawser)
Erik Chitty (Mr Cawser)
Barrie Cookson (Richard Nicholls)
Godfrey James (postman)
Beryl Cooke (storyteller)
John Glyn-Jones (clergyman)
Kenneth Ives (interviewer)
Denise Buckley (Danish girl)
Dorothea Rundle (old lady)
Matthew Davies (Timothy)