TV Play for Today: Even Solomon (BBC-1 1979, Paul Henley, Sylvia Kay) Published 6 months ago on November 15, 2018 In superb Play For Today Even Solomon, young bank clerk Steven gets something of a hard time from the people around him. His work colleagues are convinced he is homosexual, his mother thinks he needs to toughen up, 17 year old neighbour Sandra clearly fancies him but he is unwilling to ask her out. A visit to an unsympathetic doctor to talk about sexuality alerts us to the fact that Stephen has some issues and a night at home alone (whilst his flamboyant, bohemian divorced mother Sylvia is out with her new boyfriend also alerts us to the fact that Stephen likes dressing up as a woman. Things take an interesting turn when his mother’s planned night out goes awry and she returns home to find Stephen fully made up and dressed as a woman. At first Sylvia is devastated that her son is a transvestite but quickly tries to gain an understanding of her son’s feelings. Trying to find answers Stephen (or Susan as he now wants to be called) and Sylvia realise that Stephen is in fact transsexual and not just a transvestite. With major decisions to be made about how he wants his life to proceed Stephen takes matters head on and turns up to work as Susan, albeit only to hand in his resignation as he prepares to move on. What would have been somewhat controversial at the time now seems remarkably prescient, certainly of relevance in todays society. Paul Henley is brilliant as Stephen. Sylvia Kay as his mother is even better but the performances all around are balanced and nuanced. From Simon Rouse’s loutish Jake to Colin Douglas as sympathetic bank manager Mr Leslie. production details UK | BBC One | 1×85 minutes | Broadcast 1 November 1979 at 9.25pm Series: Play For Today Season 10 Episode 4 Writer: Andrew Taylor Costume Design: Judy Pepperdine Script Editor: Alan Seymour Production Design: Paul Joel Director: Roger Bamford cast Paul Henley as Stephen Piper Sylvia Kav as Sylvia Colin Douglas as Mr Leslie Derek Farr as Sam Bruce Purchase as Jake Simon Rouse as Blakeney James Healey as Corrigan Sally Watkins as Lorraine Catherine Hall as Sandra William Simons as Doctor Alan SeymourAndrew TaylorBBCBruce PurchaseColin DouglasDerek FarrPlay For TodayRoger BamfordSimon RouseSylvia Kay Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes23 hours ago America Unearthed: Vikings in the Desert (Travel Tues 28 May 2019) Vikings in the Desert : Scott Wolter investigates alleged Viking artifacts found in the Arizona desert by using state-of-the-art XRF... Episodes23 hours ago Diabolical: Someone’s Lying (S2EP12 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Someone’s Lying: When a hunter stumbles upon a woman’s body with an execution-style gunshot wound to the back of her... Episodes23 hours ago True Conviction: Murder in New England (S2EP7 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Murder in New England: After grandmother Irene Kennedy is found dead in a park, her family is split apart when... Episodes23 hours ago The Last O.G.: Your Mom’s in My Business (S2EP9 TBS Tues 28 May 2019) Your Mom’s in My Business: Shay decides to launch her own fashion line after she realizes that she is faced... Episodes23 hours ago Texicanas: Chapter 4 – The Truce (S1EP4 Bravo Tues 28 May 2019) Chapter 4 – The Truce: Luz invites the other women to come to a concealed handgun class; Lorena and Penny... search EPISODES Episodes23 hours ago Pure Season 2 Premieres Tues 28 May 2019 on WGN The sophomore season of Mennonite drug drama, “Pure,” stars Ryan Robbins and Alex Paxton-Beesley, with Alyson Hannigan joining the cast... Episodes23 hours ago Songland Series Premiere Tues 28 May 2019 on ABC Episode 1: Songland,”serves as a destination for music’s biggest stars to find their next hit song. In the series premiere,... Episodes23 hours ago The 100: The Gospel of Josephine (S6EP5 The CW Tues 28 May 2019) The Gospel of Josephine: ordan (Shannon Kook) investigates Sanctum. Meanwhile, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Diyoza (guest star Ivana Milicevic) discover... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.