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A sense of placeRegional British television drama, 1956-82$

Lez Cooke

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086786

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.001.0001

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(p.191) Appendix 1 Granada TV Drama: 1956–82

(p.191) Appendix 1 Granada TV Drama: 1956–82

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A sense of place
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Date of first transmission

Chronological list of productions (in order of transmission): series and serials, including Granada's anthology series, in bold (selected credits and notes in parentheses)

1956

31/10/56

Play of the Week: Shooting Star

28/11/56

Play of the Week: Look Back in Anger (John Osborne)

6/12/56

Television Playhouse: The Lion's Share

1957

16/1/57

Play of the Week: Another Part of the Forest

31/1/57

Television Playhouse: Guest in the House

20/2/57

Play of the Week: Home of the Brave

28/2/57

Television Playhouse: The Sand Castle

19/3/57–21/3/57

Whispering Smith Hits London (3 episodes)

20/3/57

Play of the Week: An Enemy of the People (Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller)

15/5/57

Play of the Week: Accolade

23/5/57

Television Playhouse: Saloon Bar

12/6/57

Play of the Week: Boy Meets Girl

28/6/57–28/8/57

Workshop (5 plays – not networked)

10/7/57

Play of the Week: The Glass Cage (J.B. Priestley)

18/7/57

Television Playhouse: The Confidence Man

15/8/57

Television Playhouse: My Heart's in the Highlands

4/9/57

Play of the Week: The Wooden Dish

16/9/57–24/6/59

Shadow Squad (2 series/detective drama)

2/10/57

Play of the Week: Rope (Patrick Hamilton, ad. Kenneth Hoare, dir. Henry Kaplan)

11/10/57

Television Playhouse: Thunder on Sycamore Street

30/10/57

Play of the Week: The Guinea Pig

8/11/57

Television Playhouse: The Staring Match

27/11/57

Play of the Week: Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)

6/12/57

Television Playhouse: Pick-up Girl

1958

22/1/58

Play of the Week: Johnny Belinda

31/1/58

Television Playhouse: Cry Silence

19/2/58

Play of the Week: Montserrat

10/3/58

Doomsday for Dyson (J.B. Priestley)

19/3/58

Play of the Week: The Iron Harp

16/4/58

Play of the Week: The Myth Makers

25/4/58

Television Playhouse: Now Barabbas …

14/5/58

Play of the Week: All My Sons (Arthur Miller)

23/5/58

Television Playhouse: The Pony Man

11/6/58

Play of the Week: The Troublemakers

20/6/58

Television Playhouse: The Browning Version

1/7/58–15/3/63

The Verdict Is Yours (initially unscripted, later scripted, TV courtroom drama)

9/7/58

Play of the Week: The Kidders

18/7/58

Television Playhouse: Cornelius (J.B. Priestley)

6/8/58

Play of the Week: The Curious Savage

15/8/58

Television Playhouse: High Tension

23/8/58

Television Playhouse: Don't Listen Ladies

3/9/58

Play of the Week: Mary Broome (Allan Monkhouse)

12/9/58

Television Playhouse: Rest in Violence

1/10/58

Play of the Week: The Liberty Man

10/10/58

Television Playhouse: The Voyagers

29/10/58

Play of the Week: The Strong Are Lonely

7/11/58

Television Playhouse: Breakdown

26/11/58

Play of the Week: Playboy of the Western World

5/12/58

Television Playhouse: A Sense of Justice

1959

2/1/59

Television Playhouse: A Village Wooing

25/1/59

Play of the Week: The Education of Mr. Surrage (Allan Monkhouse)

30/1/59

Television Playhouse: No Fixed Abode (Clive Exton)

17/2/59

Play of the Week: Garden of Loneliness

27/2/59

Television Playhouse: A Memory of Two Mondays (Arthur Miller)

17/3/59

Play of the Week: The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton

14/4/59

Play of the Week: Ebb Tide (Donald Pleasance)

24/4/59

Television Playhouse: A Bit of Happiness (Alexander Baron)

29/4/59–24/6/59

In Court Today (unscripted courtroom drama, 9 episodes)

12/5/59

Play of the Week: Sheppey (Somerset Maugham)

22/5/59

Television Playhouse: Promenade (Peter Nichols)

9/6/59

Play of the Week: Sugar in the Morning

2/7/59–10/2/60

Skyport (Shadow Squad spin-off)

7/7/59

Play of the Week: For Services Rendered (Somerset Maugham)

17/7/59

Television Playhouse: Longitude 49

4/8/59

Play of the Week: Shadow of a Pale Horse

14/8/59

The Queen's Corporal (single play)

1/9/59

Play of the Week: The Younger Generation (Stanley Houghton)

11/9/59

Television Playhouse: The Silk Purse (Clive Exton)

9/10/59

Television Playhouse: The Blood Fight (Alexander Baron)

13/10/59–

Knight Errant '59 (12-episode modern-day crusader

29/12/59

adventure series/created by Philip Mackie)

3/11/59

Play of the Week: The Crucible (Arthur Miller)

6/11/59

Television Playhouse: Ticket for Tomorrow

24/11/59

Play of the Week: South

4/12/59

Television Playhouse: Shadow and Substance

1960

1/1/60

Television Playhouse: The Small Servant

5/1/60–1/7/60

Knight Errant '60 (25-episode second series of Knight Errant '59)

19/1/60

Play of the Week: In Search of Happiness

29/1/60

Television Playhouse: The Bush and the Tree

16/2/60

Play of the Week: A Member of the Wedding

26/2/60

Television Playhouse: Fiddler's Four (Harold Brighouse)

25/3/60

Television Playhouse: Act of Terror

29/3/60

Play of the Week: Double Indemnity (James M. Cain)

1/4/60–12/10/60

Biggies (children's drama series)

22/4/60

Television Playhouse: Think of the Day (Keith Dewhurst, dir. Herbert Wise)

10/5/60

Play of the Week: Beyond the Horizon (Eugene O'Neill)

20/5/60 7/6/60

Television Playhouse: Private and Confidential Play of the Week: The Upstart (Harold Brighouse)

17/6/60

Television Playhouse: A Place of My Own

28/6/60

Play of the Week: The Shrike

8/7/60–9/9/60

On Trial (10 re-enactments of famous trials, produced by Peter Wildeblood)

14/7/60

Television Playhouse: Country Cousins

2/8/60

Play of the Week: Ladies of the Corridor

11/8/60

Television Playhouse: The Queen's Palace

30/8/60

Play of the Week: Vitriol (Harold Brighouse, dir.

8/9/60

Television Playhouse: The Harsh World

15/9/60–22/6/61

Knight Errant Limited (38-episode third series of Knight Errant)

27/9/60

Play of the Week: The Protest

6/10/60

Television Playhouse: Penelope

14/10/60–2/12/60

Kipps (8-part serial)

25/10/60

Play of the Week: Tiger at the Gates

3/11/60

Television Playhouse: Independent Means (Stanley Houghton)

22/11/60

Play of the Week: The Silver Whistle

1/12/60

Television Playhouse: The Honeymooners

9/12/60 to present

Coronation Street

20/12/60

Play of the Week: The Girl in the Window (Allan Monkhouse)

29/12/60

Television Playhouse: A Boy Next Door

1961

12/1/61

Television Playhouse: The Zoo Story

17/1/61

Play of the Week: The Ring of Truth

14/2/61

Play of the Week: The Plough and the Stars

23/2/61

Television Playhouse: Ben Spray (Peter Nichols)

14/3/61

Play of the Week: The Girl on the Via Flaminia

23/3/61

Television Playhouse: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

11/4/61

Play of the Week: The Midnight Sun

20/4/61

Television Playhouse: Marking Time

9/5/61

Play of the Week: Soldier in the Snow

18/5/61

Television Playhouse: The Reception (Peter Nichols)

6/6/61

Play of the Week: Fairy Tales of New York

15/6/61

Television Playhouse: A Walk on the Water

28/6/61–7/12/61

Family Solicitor (24 episodes)

30/6/61–8/9/61

The Younger Generation (11-play anthology series)

4/7/61

Play of the Week: Life With Father

13/7/61

Television Playhouse: Paris Round the Corner

1/8/61

Play of the Week: Ivanov

10/8/61

Television Playhouse: The Dumb Waiter (Harold Pinter)

29/8/61

Play of the Week: Over the Bridge

7/9/61

Television Playhouse: The Square

26/9/61

Play of the Week: Barchester Towers

5/10/61

Television Playhouse: The Room (Harold Pinter)

24/10/61

Play of the Week: Sergeant Musgrave's Dance (John Arden)

2/11/61

Television Playhouse: The Gold Hunter

14/11/61

Play of the Week: Joker's Justice

30/11/61

Television Playhouse: A Resounding Tinkle

19/12/61

Play of the Week: The Visitors

28/12/61

Television Playhouse: Winner Takes the Lady (Harold Brighouse)

1962

11/5/62–13/9/63

The Odd Man (3 series/24 episodes, police series)

5/6/62

Play of the Week: You in Your Small Corner (Barry Reckord)

3/7/62

Play of the Week: My Three Angels

6/7/62–24/8/62

Saki (8 episodes; dramatisation of stories by H.H. Munro)

28/8/62

Play of the Week: The Lark (Jean Anouilh)

25/9/62

Play of the Week: Hobson's Choice (Harold Brighouse)

5/10/62

Television Playhouse: A Choice of Weapons

23/10/62

Play of the Week: Major Barbara (Bernard Shaw, dir. Stuart Burge)

30/10/62

Play of the Week: Misalliance

6/11/62

Play of the Week: Don Juan in Hell

13/11/62

Play of the Week: The Apple Cart

30/11/62

Television Playhouse: When Silver Drinks

28/12/62

Television Playhouse: The Interview

1963

11/1/63

Television Playhouse: The Cage

29/1/63

Play of the Week: Time and the Conways

8/2/63

Television Playhouse: There's No Room for You Here for a Start

22/2/63

Television Playhouse: The Wedding Dress (Edna O'Brien, dir. John McGrath)

5/3/63

Play of the Week: Eden End

19/3/63

Play of the Week: Dangerous Corner (J.B. Priestley)

22/3/63

Television Playhouse: Ben Again (Peter Nichols)

26/3/63

War and Peace (single play)

23/4/63

Play of the Week: Ever Since Paradise (J.B. Priestley)

21/5/63

Play of the Week: The Rainmaker

31/5/63–19/7/63

The Victorians (8 plays produced by Philip Mackie)

20/6/63–25/10/63

Maupassant (2 series; dramatisations of short stories by Guy de Maupassant)

6/8/63

Play of the Week: For King and Country – Out There

13/8/63

Play of the Week: For King and Country – The Barricade

20/8/63

Play of the Week: For King and Country – Tunnel Trench

27/8/63

Play of the Week: For King and Country – The Enemy

27/8/63

Leap in the Dark (single play)

8/10/63

Play of the Week: The Fixers

1/11/63–13/12/63

Friday Night (7-play anthology series)

25/12/63

Mr. Pickwick (single play)

1964

3/1/64–23/4/65

It's Dark Outside (Police/detective drama: 2 x 8-episode series)

13/1/64

Play of the Week: The Rose Tattoo (Tennessee Williams)

20/1/64

Play of the Week: The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams)

27/1/64

Play of the Week: Camino Real (Tennessee Williams)

28/2/64–19/2/65

The Villains (3 series/2 7 episodes)

27/4/64–18/5/64

A Question of Happiness (4 episodes)

17/7/64–28/8/64

Triangle (7 episodes – each comprising three short plays by Robin Chapman, Michael Hastings and Hugh Leonard)

10/8/64–31/8/64

A Choice of Coward (4 Noel Coward plays)

4/9/64–25/9/64

It's a Woman's World (4-part series featuring women, but written by men)

7/9/64

The Other Man (single play)

2/10/64–6/11/64

Paris 1900 (6 plays)

13/11/64–4/12/64

Victoria Regina (4 plays by Laurence Housman, ad. and prod. Peter Wildeblood)

1965

4/1/65

Blood and Thunder: The Changeling (Thomas Middleton, ad. Philip Mackie, dir. Derek Bennett)

11/1/65

Blood and Thunder: Women Beware Women (Thomas Middleton, ad. Philip Mackie, dir. Gordon Flemyng)

30/4/65–4/6/65

Six Shades of Black (intriguing-sounding series of six plays, all written by Peter Wildeblood)

3/5/65–24/5/65

The Edwardians (4 plays)

11/6/65–1/7/66

The Man In Room 17 (detective drama: 2 series)

28/6/65

The Death of Bessie Smith (single play)

5/7/65

The American Dream (single play)

16/8/65

Play of the Week: The Way of the Flesh

6/9/65

Strife (single play)

1966

3/1/66–30/10/67

The Stories of D.H. Lawrence (14 plays shown in 3 series)

7/1/66–30/3/66

The Liars (11 dramatisations of short stories, produced by Philip Mackie, adapted by Mackie and Hugh Leonard)

4/7/66

Plays of Action 1: The Cretan (Arden Winch)

7/7/66–18/8/66

You Can't Win (7 episodes)

18/7/66

Plays of Action 2: Blue As His Eyes, The Tin Helmet He Wore

1/8/66

Play of the Week: An Experience of Evil

26/8/66–16/9/66

The Corridor People (stylish 4-part adventure series)

5/9/66–27/9/66

Plays of Married Life (4 plays)

1/11/66

Dear Liar (single play)

1967

19/1/67

Play of the Week: Love on the Dole (Walter Greenwood, adapted by John Finch, produced by Derek Bennett)

17/2/67–5/12/68

Mr. Rose (3 series; detective drama)

9/3/67

The Investigation (single play)

19/5/67–11/8/67

The Fellows (13-part detective drama set in Cambridge)

25/5/67

The Division (single play)

1/6/67

The Trial and Error of Colonel Winchip (single play)

18/8/67–22/9/67

Escape (6 episodes – 2 directed by Michael Apted)

21/8/67

Summer Playhouse: One Fat Englishman

11/9/67

Summer Playhouse: Travelling Light

27/9/67–12/12/67

The Flower of Gloster (children's drama series)

29/9/67–1/12/67

Inheritance (10 episodes)

8/12/67–1/3/68

City '68 (13-part anthology series devised by John

11/12/67

Playhouse: Top of the Ladder

1968

5/2/68–14/6/69

Rogues' Gallery (2 series/10 episodes)

6/2/68

Sarah (single play)

19/4/68–24/5/68

Spindoe (6 episodes)

17/6/68–25/10/69

Murder (2 series / 11 plays)

1/7/68

Playhouse: In Killer's Odds (dir. Michael Cox)

12/7/68–26/7/68

The War of Darkie Pilbeam (trilogy written by Tony Warren about a black marketeer)

30/7/68–24/9/68

The System (6 plays – including Them Down There-first all-film play)

21/9/68–2/11/68

The Caesars (6 plays written and produced by Philip Mackie)

30/9/68

Playhouse: There's a Hole in Your Dustbin, Delilah (Jack Rosenthal, dir. Michael Apted; film)

7/10/68

Playhouse: Number Ten (ad. John Finch, dir. Michael Apted)

9/12/68

Playhouse: Your Name's Not God, It's Edgar (dir. Michael Apted)

16/12/68

Playhouse: If Only the Trains Came

1969

8/4/69–13/5/69

Judge Dee (6-part costume/detective drama set in seventh-century China)

11/4/69–30/5/69

Big Breadwinner Hog (8-part crime drama starring Peter Egan, set in London)

30/6/69

Playhouse: The Beast in the Jungle (Henry James)

4/8/69

Playhouse: The John Hilarian Salt Exhibition and Numerous Illustrated Slides (Roy Clarke)

11/8/69–24/7/70

The Stables Theatre Company (7 plays, shown in the Playhouse series)

5/9/69–26/9/69

The Contenders (John Wain – 4 parts)

30/9/69–31/8/70

The Dustbinmen (2 series/20 episodes, comedy-drama, devised by Jack Rosenthal)

11/10/69

Saturday Night Theatre: In Another Country (dir. Derek Bennett)

18/10/69

Saturday Night Theatre: Murder – The Colonel and the Naturalist

25/10/69

Saturday Night Theatre: Murder – The Blood Relation (dir. Mike Newell)

1/11/69

Saturday Night Theatre: It's Called the Sugar

21/12/69–8/2/70

The Owl Service (Alan Garner; children's drama serial)

1970

19/1/70

Playhouse: The Pueblo Affair (drama-documentary)

24/1/70

Saturday Night Theatre: Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within? (Frank Marcus, ad. Geoffrey Lancashire, dir. Mike Newell)

26/1/70

Playhouse: The People's Jack (Stables Theatre Company)

14/4/70–16/7/72

A Family at War (1939–45 wartime drama about middle-class family in Liverpool – 3 series)

4/5/70

Playhouse: Don't Touch Him, He Might Resent It (Henry Livings, dir. Michael Apted)

11/5/70

Playhouse: Arthur Wants You for a Sunbeam (dir. Mike Newell)

18/5/70

Playhouse: Thursday's Child

3/7/70–11/9/70

Confession (11-part anthology series; 1 shot on film)

4/7/70

Saturday Night Theatre: The Gingham Dog

29/7/70–12/8/70

Husbands and Lovers (3-part series)

1/8/70

Saturday Night Theatre: Dear Janet Rosenberg … Dear Mr. Kooning

24/8/70

Playhouse: The Style of the Countess (Gavin Lambert, sc. Simon Gray, dir. Michael Apted)

15/12/70

Playhouse: The Day They Buried Cleaver (dir. Mike Apted)

20/12/70

Roll On Four O'clock (Colin Welland; prod. Ken Trodd; film)

1971

3/1/71

The Dead (James Joyce)

21/2/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Big Soft Nellie (dir. Michael Apted)

21/3/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Pandora

23/3/71

Playhouse: The Mosedale Horseshoe (Arthur Hopcraft; film)

18/4/71–16/5/71

Persuasion (5 episodes)

23/5/71

Sunday Night Theatre: The Silver Collection

13/6/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Paper Roses (Dennis Potter; prod. Ken Trodd; film)

14/6/71–19/7/71

Seasons of the Year (6 episodes)

27/6/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Square (prod. Ken Trodd)

15/8/71

Sunday Night Theatre: The Chaps

22/8/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Giants and Ogres (dir. Christopher Morahan)

29/8/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Green Julia

9/11/71

Playhouse: The Panel (Arthur Hopcraft; dir. Leslie Woodhouse; film)

16/11/71

Playhouse: Funny

5/12/71

Sunday Night Theatre: The Birthday Run (Arthur Hopcraft; dir. Richard Everitt; film)

8/12/71

The Last Journey (single play)

12/12/71

Sunday Night Theatre: Some Distant Shadow (dir. Christopher Morahan)

1972

2/1/72–20/2/72

The Intruder (children's drama series)

9/1/72–3/12/72

Sunday Night Theatre (Granada contributed 10 plays to this ITV anthology series, including Jack Rosenthal' Another Sunday and Sweet F.A., 9/1/72; film)

23/1/72–25/3/73

Adam Smith (2-series / 39-episode drama about a clergyman in a Scottish village)

14/2/72–20/3/72

Home and Away (7-part series written by Julia Jones, prod. Ken Trodd)

29/5/72

Playhouse: A Splinter of Ice (Fay Weldon)

27/6/72

Playhouse: The Substitute

20/8/72–11/3/73

Country Matters (2 series / 13 episodes – 8 shot on film; based on stories by H.E. Bates and A.E. Coppard)

1/9/72–6/10/72

Holly (6 episodes)

18/10/72–29/3/84

Crown Court (long-running daytime courtroom drama, with 3-episode storylines)

18/12/72

Playhouse: Buggins' Ermine (Arthur Hopcraft; film)

1973

20/2/73

A Point In Time (single play)

27/2/73

Playhouse: Putting on the Agony

6/3/73

Playhouse: Operation Magic Carpet

28/3/73

Late Night Theatre: The Death of Captain Doughty

4/4/73

Late Night Theatre: The Eagle Has Landed

15/4/73–16/12/73

Sunday Night Theatre (Granada contributed 5 plays to this ITV anthology series)

24/4/73

Playhouse: Vinegar Trip (Kenneth Cope)

12/6/73–25/8/75

Sam (3 series / 39 episodes)

20/6/73

Late Night Theatre: 1939

11/7/73–22/8/73

Shabby Tiger (7-episode adaptation of Howard Spring novel)

18/7/73

Late Night Theatre: Yesterday's Girl

12/8/73–9/9/73

Once Upon A Time (anthology series of 5 plays, prod. Jonathan Powell)

28/10/73

Sunday Night Theatre: Katapult (Arthur Hopcraft; film)

3/12/73

Life and Soul (single play)

16/12/73

Sunday Night Theatre: In the Heel of the Hunt (Jim Allen; film)

18/12/73

Late Night Theatre: Little Fears

1974

7/1/74–18/2/74

A Raging Calm (7-part adaptation by Stan Barstow from his own novel)

5/2/74

Playhouse: Lucky (Alun Owen; film)

31/3/74–26/5/74

Sunday Night Theatre (Granada contributed 4 plays to this ITV anthology series, which ended 26/5/74)

21/4/74–26/5/74

Childhood (6-part anthology series; 5 shot on film)

21/4/74

Childhood: Baa Baa Black Sheep (Arthur Hopcraft / Rudyard Kipling; film)

7/5/74

Playhouse: Dear Love

19/6/74

Playhouse: The Finest Family in the Land

8/7/74

Late Night Drama: I Know What I Meant (White House tapes and public statements, edited by David Edgar, dir. Jack Gold, prod. Michael Cox)

16/7/74–6/7/75

Village Hall (anthology series; 2 series / 14 plays)

4/8/74

The Nearly Man (ITV Playhouse/Arthur Hopcraft)

25/8/74

A Private Matter (single play)

1/9/74

Occupations (Trevor Griffiths; single play)

8/9/74

Ceremony of Innocence (single play)

9/9/74

Late Night Drama: Starmaker (Ray Davies)

15/9/74–10/11/74

Soldier and Me (children's drama series)

15/10/74

Playhouse: Norma (Alun Owen; film)

23/12/74

Haunted: The Ferryman (Kingsley Amis / Julian Bond; film)

30/12/74

Haunted: Poor Girl (Elizabeth Taylor / Robin Chapman; film)

1974

Passengers (Susan Pleat)

1975

14/1/75–25/2/75

Nightingale's Boys (7 episodes)

2/2/75

Lost yer Tongue? (Peter Terson, dir. Mike Newell; film)

27/4/75

Parole (single play)

4/5/75

The Place of Peace (single play)

4/9/75–27/11/75

The Stars Look Down (13-episode adaptation of A.J. Cronin novel)

4/11/75–16/12/75

The Nearly Man (7 episodes)

9/11/75

The Greenhill Pals (film)

1976

11/1/76

Red Letter Day: Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill (Jack Rosenthal, dir. Mike Newell; film)

18/1/76

Red Letter Day: The Five Pound Orange

25/1/76

Red Letter Day: Well Thank You, Thursday

1/2/76

Red Letter Day: Amazing Stories (Howard Schuman)

8/2/76

Red Letter Day: Matchfit (film)

15/2/76

Red Letter Day: For Services to Myself (film)

8/2/76

Red Letter Day: Bag of Yeast (Neville Smith; dir. Mike Grigsby; film)

21/3/76

A Land of Ice Cream (film)

25/4/76–30/1/77

The Ghosts of Motley Hall (children's drama series – 12 episodes)

23/5/76

Benny Lynch (single play)

3/7/76–29/8/77

The XYY Man (2 series spy drama: 3-parter in 19 76 followed by 10 episodes in 19 77)

11/7/76

Buns For Elephants (single play)

3/9/76–15/10/76

Victorian Scandals (7 plays)

10/11/76

Heyday's Hotel (Philip Purser)

17/11/76

Our Young Mr. Wignall (film)

24/11/76

The Launderette

5/12/76–15/1/78

Laurence Olivier Presents (6 adaptations of stage plays)

1977

25/1/77–19/4/77

This Year Next Year (13-part series about Harry Shaw who moves from Yorkshire Dales to London; by John Finch)

26/4/77

ITV Playhouse: Blind Love (film)

31/5/77

ITV Playhouse: Philby, Burgess and Maclean (Ian Curteis, dir. Gordon Flemyng; film)

17/7/77

The Sunday Drama: A Good Human Story

25/10/77–

Hard Times (4-part Dickens adaptation written by

15/11/77 13/11/77

Arthur Hopcraft)

18/12/77

The Sunday Drama: Charm (Brian Thompson, dir. Mike Newell; film)

1978

19/1/78

ITV Playhouse: Some Enchanted Evening

15/2/78

Mirage (film)

1/3/78–12/4/78

Send in the Girls (7 episodes)

5/6/78–20/10/82

Strangers (5 series/32 episodes; Manchester-based police drama)

9/7/78–16/7/78

Clouds of Glory (2 films about Wordsworth and Coleridge; sc. Melvyn Bragg, dir. Ken Russell; film)

20/8/78

The Sunday Drama: End of Season (John Finch; film)

27/8/78

The Sunday Drama: You Are My Heart's Delight

10/9/78

The Sunday Drama: Wings of Song

14/11/78–20/12/79

Fallen Hero (2 x 6-episode series)

25/10/1978

Power Struggle (drama-documentary; film)

1979

20/2/79

Collision Course (drama-documentary, dir. Leslie Woodhead; film)

23/2/79–6/4/79

The House of Caradus (7-part series)

10/3/79

Father's Day (film)

26/5/79

Print Out (film)

10/6/79–3/7/80

The Malleus (2 series/13 episodes; derived from 3 novels by Catherine Cookson)

29/7/79

Screenplay: Gossip From The Forest (film)

5/8/79

Screenplay: Talent (Victoria Wood's first TV play)

11/11/79

Screenplay: The Sound of the Guns

23/12/79

Screenplay: Waxwork

1980

27/1/80–18/8/81

The Spoils of War (3 series / 20 episodes; Second World War family drama by John Finch)

27/2/80

Secret Orchards (single play)

13/4/80–10/5/81

Cribb (2 series/13-episode Victorian police drama)

21/6/80

Screenplay: Lives of Our Own

19/7/80

Closing Ranks (film)

20/7/80–21/8/81

Ladykillers (2 series / 14-episode anthology of real-life murder cases)

10/8/80–21/9/80

Watch All Night (7 episodes)

19/8/80

Invasion (David Boulton, dir. Leslie Woodhead; drama-documentary; film)

21/9/80

Screenplay: The Zoo

28/12/80

Staying On (adapted by Julian Mitchell from the novel by Paul Scott, dir. Silvio Narizzano; film)

2/12/1980

Life for Christine (Fay Weldon; film)

1981

1/1/81

Christmas Spirits (single play)

6/3/81–17/4/81

My Father's House (7 episodes)

15/4/81

The Good Soldier (film)

9/6/81

Madge (single play)

23/6/81

Screenplay: Paradise Is Closing Down

26/7/81

Noddy (single play)

9/8/81

Screenplay: Happy Since I Met You

24/8/81–26/8/81

The Member for Chelsea (3 episodes)

12/10/81–22/12/81

Brideshead Revisited (11-episodes)

28/11/81–12/12/81

Knife Edge (3 episodes)

16/12/81

Strike (drama-documentary; film)

11/2/1981

L.S. Lowry – A Private View (drama-documentary; film)

1982

4/4/82–6/6/82

A Kind of Loving (10-part adaptation by Stan Barstow from his own novel)

8/5/82

Visiting Day (single drama)

25/7/82–29/8/82

All For Love (anthology series; 6 episodes, 5 on film; second series of 6 followed in 1983)

25/10/82–29/11/82

Foxy Lady (6 episodes, second series of 7 episodes followed in 1984, both series written by Geoffrey Lancashire)

31/10/82–19/12/82

Young Sherlock – The Mystery of the Manor House (9 episodes)

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