Play for Today: Z for Zachariah (1984)

UK, 28 February
Series 15, episode 4
16mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Play for Today (1970-1984)

A British science fiction television episode written directed by Anthony Garner.

Plot Summary

In the aftermath of a , John Loomis and Ann Burden are the sole survivors in a remote Welsh valley.


Director: Anthony Gamer
Produced by: Neil Zeiger
Production Managers: Elinor Carruthers, Peter Hider
Written by: Anthony Garner
Novel: Robert C. O'Brien
Director of Photography: John McGlashan
Assistant Camera: John Deeble, Niall Kennedy
Gaffer: Derek Stockley
Grip: Dave May
Assistant Sound Recordist: Michael Spencer
Make Up Designer: Carolyn Tyrer
Designer: Philip Lindley
Property Buyer: Roger Williams
Production Associate: Geoffrey Paget
Assistant Floor Manager: Kate Bradley
Production Assistant: Joan Atkinson
Agricultural Advisor: Tom Evans
Armourer: Peter Moore
Locations: Beulah, Powys, Wales, UK

Anthony Andrews (John Loomis)
Pippa Hinchley (Ann Burden)
David Daker (father)
Angela Galbraith (mother)
Andrew Hughes (Joseph)
David Davenport (Mr Johnson)
Nickola Sterne (Mrs Johnson)

See also
Z for Zachariah (2015)


Broadcast no.1208 (16 May 1983) p.23 – credits
Radio Times vol.242 no.3146 (25 February-2 March 1984) pp.4-5; 45 – illustrated interview with Anthony Andrews (A clean liver by Jim Crace); illustrated credits
Radio Times vol.242 no.3150 (24 March 1984) p.80 – letter
Screen International no.395 (21 May 1983) p.21 – note
Television Today 6 January 1983 p.14
Television Today 8 December 1983 p.22 – note
The Listener vol.111 no.2846 (23 February 1984) p.35

Daily Star 2 March 1984 – illustrated review
Daily Telegraph 1 March 1984 – review (by Sean Day Lewis)
Glasgow Herald 3 March 1984 p.6 – review (buy Julie Davidson)
Mail on Sunday 11 March 1984 p.37 – review (by Daniel Farson)
The Observer 4 March 1984 p.24 – review (by Julian Barnes)

Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.100 – credits, review