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A soldier named Postnikov has rescued a drowning man.

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Three people, a man convicted of cowardice, a lesbian and a self obsessed blonde are put in a small, stark room with a few garish modern artworks and three benches. All have died and are in Hell, but instead of devils, fire, brimstone and physical torture, they spend eternity there with each other's loathsome company.

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Katherine Ann Porter's story of a young woman's dreams of death. The Pale Rider fills her dreams along with her lover.

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A lodger, recuperating from a heart attack, sets his sights on his landlady.

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It is Coronation Day, 1761, and a merchant entertains a guest with an extraordinary secret.

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Sigismondo Malatesta is a condottiere, a mercenary for hire and patron of the arts.

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Dramatisation of the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944 by a conspiracy of high-ranking German Army officers.

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A study of a boy's passion for an older girl as he discovers the difference between infatuation and true love.

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The story of the meteoric rise through the underworld of a gangster.

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A group of politicians and university dons argue over whether a new university should have a chapel or a state-of-the-art lecture hall.

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Presenting a tale of romance between two working class navvies.

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In Great Britain, a reversal of African apartheid comes into place, and the country is governed by black people with whites being subservient.

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Dan Sankey, the charity knocker, has become a national celebrity but who is the man behind the image?

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Barbara is an assertive, clever, liberated woman, her own boss. Who'd think she could be swept off her feet by a handsome stranger for whom she'd give up her career, London, everything? Especially as her new husband maybe wants to kill her.

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A young couple celebrate their wedding anniversary with a night on the town.

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Three swindlers advertise a self-assertiveness seminar, lure a dozen victims to a hotel and attempt to persuade them to enroll in their course. However, a man claiming to be the critic-essayist William Hazlitt (1778-1830) attacks the consumerist values outlined by the motivational speaker.

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Astronaut Osborne is stuck in a malfunctioning capsule. As he goes round and round the Earth, he starts telling jokes and secrets. When the time comes to bring him down to Earth, he can't face it as he feels like a sexual failure.

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Peter and Cathy are initially delighted to see their charismatic, subtly domineering friend Robin. But he outstays his welcome, and that's to say the least of it.

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A writer is having an affair with a married woman and gets embroiled with the other women in her life.

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A soldier faces a court-martial for killing his friend.

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A couple move to the country, but the wife feels isolated and finds companionship with her cat.

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A dull witted young labourer from a criminal family is sent to gaol for a minor crime, leaving his pregnant girlfriend unmarried. But while there he is talked into attacking a guard, who later dies, so he's then sentenced to hang for his crime, despite a protest and newspaper campaign for leniency.

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An interior decorator takes a millionaire's wife on a guided tour of her new home.

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A young couple go on a hitch-hiking tour of Europe.

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An account of the shocking Sacco-Vanzetti case of the 1920s, where two working-class Italian immigrants to the US were executed after seven years on Death Row.

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It is general election night in a constituency in Northern Ireland.

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Tom is a working class Scots teenager, but he dreams of much more.

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White mercenary forces prepare to attack rebel, pro-Lumumbist troops in the Congo.

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Lord Fountain hates his illegitimate twin boys as he does not seem to be able to produce legitimate heirs.

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Years ago, it was Roscoe who kept his friends alive in a Korean prison camp. Now, he's penniless and without papers in London - will his now-prosperous former friends help him?

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A young private with a pistol deals with the aftershock of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Martin has a mid-life crisis.

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Written for THE WEDNESDAY PLAY (1964-70), which the BBC retitled PLAY FOR TODAY in 1970, ALICE has the earliest airdate (10/13/65) of the Potter productions to survive on tape. After THE CONFIDENCE COURSE (1965), it's the second of the nine Potter plays seen on THE WEDNESDAY PLAY. In this look at Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, Potter mixed biographical drama with a psychological profile to explore the roots of Dodgson's creativity. Dodgson tells stories to ten-year-old Alice Liddell, leading to recreations of scenes adapted from ALICE'S ...

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Night club girl Victory Ducann is found murdered, the main suspect is an astronaut, but police are prevented from approaching him as he is due to fly off to the Moon.

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Milly has been at it again.

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Fragments of the life of three working-class women, and the people around them, in South London in the 1960s. Scenes in homes, streets, pubs, prison and their workplace cover family, friendship, romance, sex, and abortion.

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An elderly right-wing politician is kidnapped, seemingly as part of a student prank. But his captors have a more alarming agenda.

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A simple minded man on the outs with his wife and her family must take a large amount of his father-in-law's hard earned money to buy a house, in the belief that home ownership will make him responsible and respectable. Instead he throws it away on a mad spending spree with his daughter.

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Jimmy is young, earning good money and going out with a smashing girl. What more could a man wish for?

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Newlyweds Chris and Sally are young and attractive, with successful careers and a beautiful home. Their future is rosy. However, trying to make marriage work is not easy.

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Semi-autobiographical TV play by Dennis Potter, from the BBC's 'Wednesday Play' series. It deals with the experiences of Nigel Barton, a young man from a poor mining community who wins a scholarship to Oxford University. The villagers accuse him of snobbery, while the rich University students treat him like a peasant. Uncertain of which sphere he should be moving in, Nigel tries to reconcile himself with his proud but stubborn father, and also succeed at University, despite its pretentions which apall him.

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Candidate Nigel Barton goes from idealism to cynicism as he becomes disillusioned and suspicious of hollow campaign promises.

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A boy begins a search in Notting Hill shortly before Christmas.

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Extraordinary things happen at an ordinary police station.

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John is an aspiring composer and pianist at a club and Mary is a single girl that he meets there. When friendship turns to romance, John has to contend with Colin, a charming ladies' man who turns to Mary in times of trouble.

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Anything Incorporated, an exclusive club devoted to providing the illegal and unattainable for its clients. Our intrepid hero, Rodney, is a newspaper journalist determined to expose the venture.

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A young English exchange student staying with a German family falls for the daughters.

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Life in a Trappist monastery offers a life of contemplation and hard labour.

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Billy Oates meets a lady in a market and, taken by his kindness, she invites him to lodge with her and her husband. A rivalry soon develops between the young man and his landlord.

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Two boys hatch a plan to get some money to go to the seaside.

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A young Irish woman named Eileen comes to Britain with romantic ideas of fame and fortune and meets Toppet, a struggling artist with a spare room.

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The Headmaster and governors of a boarding school are accidentally locked in the new memorial room with the convicted Great Train Robbers.

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Author James Hanley, Irish by birth and Welsh by adoption, is crafting another work of fiction.

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We spend a day with Barlowe, a council car park attendant.

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After an assault a man tries to find justice in court only to find that his incompetent prosecution team and the attractive female defense lawyer who wows the court, conspire against him.

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Louie, a married factory worker, has just been made redundant when he meets a girl in a park and decides to change his life.

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A passionate, ambiguous relationship begins between two people who meet at a masked ball.

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When a bossy do-gooder becomes homeless, she is passed from home to home.

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A cynical housemaster at a boarding school tries to feather his nest in advance of his forthcoming retirement.

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A young priest, newly arrived in Dublin, is conducting a retreat for the first time.

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Eighty years after a nuclear war ravaged the British Isles, a team of scientists from New Zealand come to conduct a survey.

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Morris, a homunculus, is under suspicion of having stolen the swimming pool fund from a girls' school.

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Follows the assassination of Leon Trotsky.

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Arthur Bradshaw is a successful fixer, with plans to start a night club.

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A police raid on Edna Bossom's discreet hotel would be most ill-advised, in the opinion of Superintendent Willow; but one of his younger officers is determined to go ahead with one.

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A couple revisit a past love affair when they meet again ten years later.

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A young Russian embarks on an affair as a relief from boredom but so brings about his doom.

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A retired colonel is enduring the invasion of the Channel Islands when his household is disrupted by the arrival of a German officer who is surprisingly civilised and susceptible to the daughter's charms.

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A mentally disturbed Welsh teenager is obsessed with Westerns. His volatile temperament loses him the few people who might have been sympathetic, and helped him. Instead, he spirals down to inevitable destruction.

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It is end of the season and the head waiter at the seaside hotel has some marvelous tales to tell a young boy.

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Cathy loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare system.

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A mother, anxious to secure her daughter's admission to Oxford, invites a young male graduate to lodge with them.

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A major faces a court martial, accused of the willful murder of Private James.

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A tale of two wives: one a blonde living in a chic Parisian apartment and the other a brunette with a smart mews flat in London. Both are young, attractive, and separated from their husbands, and their paths are about to cross in an unexpected way.

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The Barking brothers dote on their parents and do a lot of good work for charity but the police are determined to bring them to account.

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Following an accident, the rider of a rusting old scooter pursues the driver of a Rolls Royce to a Mayfair mansion and forces entry in an attempt to confront the owner.

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A twenty-two-year-old architecture student appears at the door of a divorced thirty-something journalist and asks to use her telephone. They talk, and slowly begin to understand one another: their lives, values, and very different sets of relationships.

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An inspector in Austria investigates the death, over twenty years earlier, of a teenage girl who fell into a canal and drowned trying to evade capture by a policeman searching for members of the resistance.

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Eddie Marble admires the lifestyles of the rich and wants a piece for himself.

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The story of a bricklayer, who moonlights as a revolutionary.

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The adventures of a knicker factory worker aspiring to be a sales representative.

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Inspired by a real-life case, a woman encourages her lover to murder her older husband.

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A frail old woman meets a middle-aged man - her estranged son, whom she hasn't seen for five years.

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In a series of small vignettes, we follow the course of a manic-depressive girl through high and low instances, slowly following her disintegration as she deals with her doctors and family, especially her hot headed, unimaginative father. Eventually she is brought back to a mental asylum where she'd been committed before.

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A new steward on a large passenger liner finds himself subject to "charges" levied by the senior bar steward.

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A tired signalman waits to be relieved. However, there are four trains to be guided through and some of the equipment doesn't seem to be working properly.

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John Joe Moran is pulled between the compulsion to leave his small town in Ireland and the desire to stay.

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A parish church is undergoing restoration, when a coffin bearing the seal of Thomas à Becket, the martyred Archbishop of Canterbury, is discovered. Will the discovery help unite the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches?

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The life and passions of a speaker at Hyde Park Corner.

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A young man, newly dismissed from his job, returns home to a party where the other partygoers seem determined that he and a female flatmate should go on holiday together.

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A minor driving offence is being tried in court, but the case involves a rich young heiress, a dope peddler, and a Shadow Cabinet member.

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An elderly painter, once radical and confrontational, is given a final commission - to paint the portrait of the former Conservative Prime Minister who represented a totally opposing set of values when they were both young. Both men are now old and of little consequence to the modern generation, but the painter sees his opportunity to make an artistic statement by means of the portrait.

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Josh and Maisie come to Italy after the passing of the old lady who had been living in their sapre room but are soon drawn to another old lady, and try to convince her daughter that she would be better off in their tender care.

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Walter has three children, by his estranged wife and his current partner, so he is far too busy to get a job, preferring to spend his time in the playground.

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A liberal white man becomes a Muslim to promote racial harmony.

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A black barman upsets a colonial Governor who has just retired and returned to England. He locks the barman in the cellar and treats him like an animal.

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The world of two simple-minded men living with a woman is disrupted by a new lodger.

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Mrs. Gogarty agrees to pay off a stranger's debt to a loan-shark, on condition that he marry her.

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A French peasant struggles to reunite a young Jewish girl, whom he took in during the Second World War, with her mother when the war is over.

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A community of monks decides to solve its financial predicament through the sale of a potent cure for rheumatism made from rare herbs and one hundred per cent proof alcohol.

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A husband decides to impose a novel and outrageous arrangement on his wife.

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A gentleman thief puts together a gang to commit a perfectly executed robbery.

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It is the morning of a notorious bachelor's wedding in this tale of marriage, friendship and non-communication between parents and children.

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The Honourable Audrey is the latest arrival at a boarding-house in a working-class area of London.

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An army private is driven to murder when his wife falls in love with another man.

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Incompetent and corrupt defence barrister Plantagenet King dreams of a grand venture into commercial law.

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Five distinguished guests spend Christmas at a health farm.

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An adopted child's world falls apart when his mother decides to walk out on her marriage.

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Bisthorpe moves into a flat where a host of bizarre events occur: hands come through walls, light bulbs explode, furniture talks, he turns into a table-top model in an advertising agency, etc. Finally, it's revealed that the new flat is, in fact, a room in a psychiatric asylum.

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Jamie's flying visit is a somewhat sentimental one. Because Jamie is calling to see Lois, an old and dear flame he hasn't met since they left Oxford ten years ago. He is still the same old Jamie, but Lois has changed quite a bit.

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An ageing millionaire reflects on his life while being pampered at a Parisian hairdressing salon.

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An industrial dispute takes place in an isolated quarry while the Drummer and the Bloke look on.

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A country squire and his late friend's nephew argue over the dead man's artistic legacy.

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Three men who have avoided one another since violent events five years before meet unexpectedly one evening.

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An African-American trumpet player spends a few hours in an English provincial town, with a girl who happens to be white. As a result, each learns to care for the other, not as a "cipher of a divided society" but as a vulnerable human being.

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Two couples, one fights all the time and the others let tensions in their relationship build until one stabs the other, the ones that fight end up saying oh well let's murder Vivaldi they pick up their violins and play together.

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The problems of a group of football fans.

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The quiet head of a film company's dispatch department reacts violently to a practical joke.

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A happily married couple divorce for tax purposes, but their lawyer, not knowing the real reason for their divorce, falls in love with the wife.

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When an elderly woman is hospitalised, the truth behind her illegal adoption of 14 children is revealed.

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A schoolmaster invites a nineteen-year-old student to stay with him and his wife to cram for imminent exams.

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A teenage boy reluctantly accompanies his ghastly family on a coarse bank-holiday day out to local beauty spot and tourist trap, the Cheddar Gorge.

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A lonely bachelor, seeking his long-lost sweetheart at a boarding house, meets a serial divorcée.

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James has come in search of his feckless older brother, Charlie, to ask him to come home and settle down.

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Garry committed suicide to escape disgrace and imprisonment. Does he now have the chance to change the circumstances leading to his downfall?

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A couple move to a caravan park, where the owner is a petty dictator.

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A man seeks his inner island.

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A talk-show host is required to examine his conscience and also the ethics of "good television".

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A doctor advises a woman not to proceed with her latest pregnancy, contrary to her strict Catholic upbringing.

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A family becomes increasingly suspicious of the relationship between the mother and a mysterious stranger who starts to follow her around.

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Part of the BBC's celebrated 'Wednesday Play' series of the 1960s, this early work by Dennis Potter is set in an isolated New Forest community in 19th Century Britain. A young local girl is murdered by a mentally disturbed youth, but the villagers blame a stranger, an Italian traveling showman and his bear, rather than see the rot in their own camp.

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An author hosts a dinner party to celebrate the publication of his new novel.

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A fashion editor competes for the affections of a designer with their new male model.

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A successful advertising executive who promotes a brand of cigarettes is reproached by his family when his mother contracts terminal lung cancer.

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After a year as a Volunteer Service Overseas worker, a young woman returns home in search of love and understanding.

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A portrait of the life of some Northern apprentices.

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A woman unwittingly springs a surprise at her sister's 27th birthday party.

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Dock workers under the threat of redundancy, work day and night in an attempt to keep employed by running the workforce themselves.

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An off-beat romance in bed-sitter land.

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A young man bitterly regrets his part in an attack on a bank cashier.

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A group of coal miners from Nottingham go on their annual trip to Blackpool.

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A man enters into a correspondence with his colleague's eight-year-old daughter.

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Dennis Potter's controversial reading of the life of Christ, with Jesus portrayed as a hearty, fiery, well-meaning carpenter who believes that people should try to love their enemies rather than fight all the time, but who is racked by self doubt as to whether or not he is the popularly anticipated Messiah.

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Three Trinidadians consider what it means to be exiles in an essentially white society.

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The daughter of a religious Welsh family becomes the centrepiece of a bizarre student festival.

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A shy clerk suffers from his colleagues petty office politics and contemptuous treatment of him, but this weekend, as a deeply involved train spotter, the closing of an old tunnel is his big adventure. On the way up, he encounters a well off couple with a daughter that hates them, and an Army Sergeant whose men hate him. The hotel he stays at is run by a fellow railway enthusiast, with a gay son that hates him, and he meets a famous signal designer with a daughter that hates him.

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A story about growing up, falling in love and settling old scores in the unfriendly environment of a big city.

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A woman who suspects her husband of having an affair reveals her suspicions at a party.

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The history of the mining industry in the northeast of England is told through family drama, comedy sketches and song.

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A schoolmaster takes to drink.

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Two young Australians on holiday in London find that the "old country" has its problems.

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The story of an up-and-coming businessman.

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The commanding officer of a regiment handling nuclear missiles is shocked to see his daughter Sally on television taking part in a student demonstration.

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In the first part, an insane man boards a quiet railway coach and starts to annoy a patient man trying to read a paper with incessant small talk in an increasingly menacing manner until he finally pulls out a gun and screaming class hatred bile, humiliates the man until his stop is reached. In part two he breaks into a lonely house and proceeds to terrorise a spinster woman who lives there.

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A student architect and his black girlfriend set out from South Africa to Britain. On the voyage, the student shares a cabin with an enigmatic Austrian.

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Young Nicky Lancaster must cope with the discovery that his socialite mother is a drug addict.

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A couple seek a desperate remedy to the problem of a burdensome parent.

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A young woman quits her dull job in the typing pool, and goes off on a search for personal freedom.

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An army deserter hides out on a country estate but falls foul of the gamekeeper.

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A tragi-comic study of a Northern funeral.

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Second Lieutenant Siegfried Sassoon of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers protests the appalling and unnecessary sacrifice of men's lives in the First World War.

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A young man befriends an elderly couple, claiming to be their grandson.

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A junk dealer is caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between a woman, her husband and his mistress when they sell a piece of their furniture.

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Two Glaswegian youngsters are caught up in sectarian gang warfare.

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A former poet, now a Communist Party official in the German Democratic Republic, becomes entangled in the political machinery of a state about to plunge into a succession of Stalinist purges.

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Three young merchant seamen from Liverpool take shore leave in their home city after three years away.

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In the year 2050, advances in medicine have resulted in a need for population control. People reaching the age of 100 must submit to a government controlled euthanasia program. The story centers around a 100-year old couple who must now make plans for their funeral.

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A young man from an army family with a long tradition of honour and distinction goes to a military academy as an officer cadet and finds himself temperamentally unsuited to the life.

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Emma, who lived with an author for the last two years of his life, is involved in a television film about him.

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A prison visitor becomes involved with a convicted sex offender.

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