The Wednesday Play (1964-1970)

UK, 28 October -20 May 1970
6 series, 169 episodes
black and white, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A British anthology television series with several fantasy and science fiction episodes.

Credits

Regular crew
BBC

Episodes

Genre episodes are linked to further information.

Series One
A Crack in the Ice (28 October 1964)
In Camera (4 November 1964)
The Big Breaker (18 November 1964)
Mr Douglas (25 November 1964)
Malatesta (2 December 1964)
The July Plot (9 December 1964)
Tap on the Shoulder (6 January 1965)
Sir Jocelyn, the Minister Would Like a Word… (13 January 1965)
The Navigators (20 January 1965)
Fable (27 January 1965)
Dan, Dan the Charity Man (3 February 1965)
Ashes to Ashes (10 February 1965)
Wear a Very Big Hat (17 February 1965)
The Confidence Course (24 February 1965)
Campaign for One (3 March 1965)
Horror of Darkness (10 March 1965)
A Little Temptation (17 March 1965)
Moving On (24 March 1965)
Cat's Cradle (31 March 1965)
Three Clear Sundays (7 April 1965)
The Interior Decorator (14 April 1965)
Auto-Stop (21 April 1965)
The Good Shoemaker and the Poor Fish Peddler (28 April 1965)
Cemented with Love (5 May 1965)
A Knight in Tarnished Armour (12 May 1965)
For the West (26 May 1965)
And Did Those Feet? (2 June 1965)
The Man without Papers (9 June 1965)
The Pistol (16 June 1965)
The Seven O'Clock Crunch (30 June 1965)

Series Two
Alice (13 October 1965)
The Girl Who Loved Robots (20 October 1965)
A Designing Woman (27 October 1965)
Up the Junction (3 November 1965)
The Trial and Torture of Sir John Rampayne (10 November 1965)
The End of Arthur's Marriage (17 November 1965)
Tomorrow, Just You Wait (24 November 1965)
The Bond (1 December 1965)
Stand Up, Nigel Barton (8 December 1965)
Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton (15 December 1965)
The Coming Out Party (22 December 1965)
The Bone Yard (no date)
The Bone Yard (5 January 1966)
A Man on Her Back (12 January 1966)
Rodney, Our Intrepid Hero (19 January 1966)
Calf Love (26 January 1966)
Silent Song (2 February 1966)
Who's a Good Boy Then? I Am (9 February 1966)
A Game-Like-Only a Game (16 February 1966)
Why Aren't You Famous? (23 February 1966)
Macready's Gala (2 March 1966)
A Walk in the Sea (9 March 1966)
Barlowe of the Car Park (23 March 1966)
The Portsmouth Defence (30 March 1966)
The Big Man Coughed and Died (13 April 1966)
The Snow Ball (20 April 1966)
A Cheery Soul (27 April 1966)
The Connoisseur (4 May 1966)
The Retreat (11 May 1966)
Ape and Essence (18 May 1966)
Toddler on the Run (25 May 1966)
The Executioner (1 June 1966)
Way Off Beat (8 June 1966)
A Soirée at Blossom's Hotel (15 June 1966)
Cock, Hen and Courting Pit (22 June 1966)
A Hero of Our Time (28 September 1966)

Series Three
Where the Buffalo Roam (2 November 1966)
The Head Waiter (9 November 1966)
Cathy Come Home (16 November 1966)
The Private Tutor (23 November 1966)
A Pyre for Private James (30 November 1966)
A Tale of Two Wives (7 December 1966)
Little Master Mind (14 December 1966)
The Mayfly and the Frog (21 December 1966)
Alice in Wonderland (28 December 1966)
Person to Person (4 January 1967)
The Largest Theatre in the World – The Order (18 January 1967)
Everybody's Rich except Us (25 January 1967)
The Lump (1 February 1967)
Who's Going to Take Me On? (8 February 1967)
Death of a Teddy Bear (15 February 1967)
Days in the Trees (22 February 1967)
In Two Minds (1 March 1967)
Another Day, another Dollar (8 March 1967)
Public Inquiry (15 March 1967)
A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer's Assistant (22 March 1967)
A Breach in the Wall (29 March 1967)
The Voices in the Park (5 April 1967)
Dismissal Leading to Lustfulness (12 April 1967)
A Brilliant Future behind Him (19 April 1967)
Message for Posterity (3 May 1967)
A Way with the Ladies (10 May 1967)
The Playground (17 May 1967)
Drums along the Avon (24 May 1967)

Series Four
Sleeping Dog (11 October 1967)
Wanted: Single Gentleman… (18 October 1967)
A Black Candle for Mrs Gogarty (25 October 1967)
The Largest Theatre in the World – Pitchi Poi (1 November 1967)
The Devil a Monk Wou'd Be (8 November 1967)
Fall of the Goat (15 November 1967)
The Profile of a Gentleman (22 November 1967)
Dial Rudolph Valentino One One (29 November 1967)
Kippers and Curtains (6 December 1967)
Death of a Private (13 December 1967)
An Officer of the Court (20 December 1967)
The Fat of the Land (27 December 1967)
Toggle (3 January 1968)
House of Character (10 January 1968)
Jamie, on a Flying Visit (17 January 1968)
Monsieur Barnett (24 January 1968)
The Drummer and the Bloke (31 January 1968)
Rebel in the Grave (7 February 1968)
Coincidence (21 February 1968)
Light Blue (3 April 1968)
Let's Murder Vivaldi (10 April 1968)
The Golden Vision (17 April 1968)
The Man behind You (1 May 1968)
Infidelity Took Place (8 May 1968)

Series Five
Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It (21 August 1968)
Spoiled (28 August 1968)
The Gorge (4 September 1968)
A Night with Mrs. Da Tanka (11 September 1968)
Charlie (18 September 1968)
Anyone for Tennis? (25 September 1968)
Mooney and His Caravans (2 October 1968)
The Lower Largo Sequence (9 October 1968)
Hello, Good Evening, and Welcome (16 October 1968)
A Bit of Crucifixion, Father (30 October 1968)
Nothing Will Be the Same Again (6 November 1968)
A Beast with Two Backs (20 November 1968)
On the Eve of Publication (27 November 1968)
The Fabulous Frump (8 January 1969)
Smoke Screen (15 January 1969)
Dr. Aitkinson's Daughter (22 January 1969)
The Apprentices (29 January 1969)
Birthday (12 February 1969)
The Big Flame (19 February 1969)
A Serpent in Putney (26 February 1969)
Bam! Pow! Zapp! (5 March 1969)
Sling Your Hook (2 April 1969)
A Child and a Half (9 April 1969)
Son of Man (16 April 1969)
The Exiles (23 April 1969)
Blodwen, Home from Rachel's Marriage (30 April 1969)

Series Six
The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel (1 October 1969)
Patterson O.K. (8 October 1969)
The Mark-Two Wife (15 October 1969)
Close the Coalhouse Door (22 October 1969)
The Sad Decline of Arthur Maybury (29 October 1969)
All Out for Kangaroo Valley (5 November 1969)
Happy (12 November 1969)
There is Also Tomorrow (19 November 1969)
The Compartment (26 November 1969)
Playmates (26 November 1969)
Blood of the Lamb (3 December 1969)
The Vortex (10 December 1969)
It Wasn't Me (17 December 1969)
The Season of the Witch (7 January 1970)
The Hunting of Lionel Crane (21 January 1970)
Rest in Peace, Uncle Fred (28 January 1970)
Mad Jack (4 February 1970)
Nathan and Tabileth (11 February 1970)
The Italian Table (18 February 1970)
The Boy Who Wanted Peace (25 February 1970)
The Cellar and the Almond Tree (4 March 1970)
No Trams to Lime Street (18 March 1970)
Wine of India (15 April 1970)
Sovereign's Company (22 April 1970)
Emma's Time (13 May 1970)
Chariot of Fire (20 May 1970)