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Play of the Week: Professional Foul (BBC-2 1977, Peter Barkworth, Stephen Rea)



Drama Professional Foul was the first entry in the BBC Two Play of the Week strand. Peter Barkworth plays Lecturer Professor Anderson who whilst attending a conference in Prague in order to give a lecture is asked by a former student to smuggle out a manuscript of a contentious (in the eyes of the Czechoslovakian government at least) thesis.

production details
UK | BBC Two | 1×80 minutess | Broadcast 21 September 1977

Writer: Tom Stoppard
Script Editor: Richard Broke
Design: Don Taylor
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Peter Barkworth
John Shrapnel
Sam Kelly
Bernard Hill
Shane Rimmer
Stephen Rea