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Play For Today: Wednesday Love (BBC-1 8 May 1975, Simon Rouse, Lois Dane)



In the Arthur Hopcraft Play For Today, Wednesday Love, two women, Jean and Norma, visit a drinking club on their afternoon off and meet a pair of young intellectual post graduate students, Gordon and Chris. Norma is clearly out for a good time and very quickly attaches herself to the cocksure Gordon.

Despite the fact that both Jean and Norma are married the pair begin to spend regular Wednesday afternoons with the boys. Norma and Gordon’s relationship also quickly becomes sexual but it’s the growing love affair between Jean and Chris that takes centre stage. Especially when the pair realise they are in love and Jean decides to leave her husband and two kids.

production details
UK | BBC One | 1×70 minutes | Broadcast Thursday 8 May 1975 at 9.25pm

Writer: Arthur Hopcraft
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Michael Apted

Lois Daine as Jean
Simon Rouse as Chris
Jane Lowe as Norma
Nikolas Simmonds as Gordon
Gwen Harris as Alice
Clifford Kershaw as Billy
Meg Johnson as Vera
Alan Starkey as Edgar
John Proctor as Cyril
Fred Gaunt as Terry
Michael Byrne as Bruce
Josie Lane as Customer
Alex Robinson as Customer