Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. During the run, more than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted. The individual episodes were between fifty and a hundred minutes in duration.
James Grout and Bert Parnaby are rival chairmen of a northern football club in the run-up to an important cup match. As tempers fray, retiring president Charles Lamb provides a calming voice of sanity.
Cynical teenager Andrew Groves re-evaluates his attitude to life and his parents after his sister dies in a plane crash.
When his father comes home to Belfast after more than 2 years in England, conflicts arise with Billy
After a nuclear holocaust, only a man and a woman survive in a Welsh valley.
An expedition tracing the path of long-lost missionaries meets with tragedy in the Kalahari Desert.
A group of unemployed Oxford drop-outs living in a Brixton commune get their come-uppance by one of them.
Concerning the life of the artist Vincent Van Gogh
A man who has had a good life in England wants to retire to Jamaica, but the celebration with his daughters doesn't go as expected.
In 1940, during World War II, an officer is sent to investigate rumors of German spies in a sleepy village where various people are the victims of war hysteria
In a future society where euthansia is common, a man signs papers to have his father put down
In 1959 Ulster, a journalist witnesses the beating of a youth