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Playhouse: Putting On The Agony (ITV 1973, Philip Lowrie)

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In nostalgia tinged drama Putting on the Agony a group of former rockers (in the motorbike riding, mod fighting 1960’s sense of the word) get together for a reunion dinner. Barry Jackson feels he has worked hard to get where he is with his nice new executive estate home to show for it but others in the group haven’t been as fortunate and waste no time in letting Barry no about it.

Treading the same path as sitcom Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads this was a tight little play with much to say about the changing face of society in the 1970’s. Good cast too!

classic quote
“Like Tarzan, swinging from one flowering cherry to the next”

production details
UK / ITV Network – Granada / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 27 February 1973 @ 10.30pm

Writer: Tony Perrin / Production Design: Denis Parkin / Producer: Peter Eckersley / Director: Brian Mills

cast
PHILIP LOWRIE as Barry Jackson
MARJORIE YATES as Marilyn Jones
BILL DEAN as Leo Powell
CHRISTINE HARGREAVES as Phyllis Powell
FRANK COMPTON as George Jones
GWYNETH POWELL as Gill Jackson
JOHN WHITE as Harry Jones

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