The Wednesday Play: Ape and Essence (1966)

UK, 18 May 1966
Series 4, episode 20
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: The Wednesday Play (1964-1970)

A British science fiction television play directed by David Benedictus.

Plot Summary

80 years after a nuclear war, a team of scientists from New Zealand investigate what has become of Great Britain.

Credits

Crew
Director: David Benedictus
BBC
Producer: Peter Luke
By: Aldous Huxley
Dramatisation: John Finch
Designer: Norman James

Cast
Alec McCowen (Alfred Poole)
Hazel Douglas (Miss Hook)
Sydney Bromley (Craigie)
Derek Sydney (Chief)
Petra Markham (Loola)
Jenny Lee (Flossie)
Ken Parry (Satanic science practitioner)
Yvonne Antrobus (young girl)
Amanda Reiss (Polly)
Robert Eddison (arch-vicar)
John Falconer (patriarch)
Jonathan Scott (priest)
Martin Carroll (Director of Food Production)

References

Periodicals
Radio Times no.2218 (12 May 1966) p.42 – credits

Books
The Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction (3rd Edition) by Roger Fulton p.640 – credits