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Play On One, The (BBC-1 1988-1991, Diana Rigg, Anthony Hopkins)

Play On One Unexplained Laughter

Across the course of four series The Play On One offered a diverse range of one off productions, quite a few of them originated from BBC Scotland.

Writers ranged from the likes of the legendary Peter McDougall to John Byrne and took in a fine production written by actor Antony Sher as well as one by Trevor Griffiths.

The dramas were pretty much all shot on film to a high standard and accordingly the casts were nicely high profiles too including the likes of Harvey Keitel, Susan Wooldridge, Diana Rigg, David Calder, James Fox, Anthony Hopkins and Harry Andrews (to name just a few!).

production details
UK / BBC-1 / 30 episodes of various duration / AIRDATES: 19 January 1988 – 29 August 1991

THE PLAY ON ONE PRODUCTIONS
SERIES 1 19 January – 8 March 1988
1. DOWN WHERE THE BUFFALO GO (19 January 1988)
2. THE DARK ROOM (26 January 1988)
3. NORMAL SERVICE (2 February 1988)
4. THE DUNROAMIN’ RISING (9 February 1988)
5. A WHOLLY HEALTHY GLASGOW (16 February 1988)
6. UNREPORTED INCIDENT (23 February 1988)
7. AIRBASE (1 March 1988)
8. THE PARTY (8 March 1988)

SERIES 2 21 February – 25 April 1989
1. HEARTLAND (21 February 1989)
2. THESE FOOLISH THINGS (28 February 1989)
3. GOVAN GHOST STORY (7 March 1989)
4. THE SHAWL (14 March 1989)
5. A VIEW OF HARRY CLARK (21 March 1989)
6. THE GIFT (28 March 1989)
7. CLOWNS (4 April 1989)
8. BITING THE HANDS (11 April 1989)
9. A MASTER OF THE MARIONETTES (18 April 1989)
10. UNEXPLAINED LAUGHTER (25 April 1989)

SERIES 3 26 July 1990 – 30 August 1990
1. CHANGING STEP (26 July 1990)
2. THE WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY (2 August 1990)
3. KILLING TIME (9 August 1990)
4. OBITUARIES (16 August 1990)
5. SEPARATION (23 August 1990)
6. YELLOWBACKS (30 August 1990)

SERIES 4 25 July 1991 – 29 August 1991
1. MISTERIOSO (25 July 1991)
2. GAS AND CANDLES (1 August 1991)
3. ESCAPE FROM CAMPALA (8 August 1991)
4. AND THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON (15 August 1991)
5. OUT OF THE BLUE (22 August 1991)
6. EFFIE’S BURNING (29 August 1991)