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Play For Today: Land Of Green Ginger (BBC-1 1973, Gwen Taylor)

In this excellent Play For Today entry Sally returns home to Hull after working in London, her boss has offered the chance of promotion but it means working abroad for 18 months. Her old boyfriend Mike is a trawlerman and both are keen to resume a relationship. Sally would be willing to remain in Hull if only Mike would get a job on land, this though is something Mike is unwilling to do.

Fantastic dialogue as per usual from the always excellent Alan Plater, strong performance from Taylor and a very cool folk soundtrack from The Watersons who also put in an appearance in a pub scene.

production details
UK / BBC-1 / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 15 January 1973 as part of Play For Today – Season Three Episode Twelve

Writer: Alan Plater / Music: The Watersons / Production Design: Ian Ashurst / Costumes: Gini Hardy / Producer: David Rose / Director: Brian Parker

cast
GWEN TAYLOR as Sally
JOHN FLANAGAN as Mike
JEAN HEYWOOD as Mrs Brown
MICHAEL ELWYN as Reynolds
IVY CAWOOD as Mrs Thurlow
CLIVE HUNTER as Taxi Driver
TED DENYER as Uncle Jack