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Premiere (BBC-2 1977-1980)

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Premiere was an anthology series of dramas inaugurated to allow new directors the chance to make their first contributions to TV.

Writers whose work was featured included the likes of Alan Sillitoe, Alan Bennett, Alan Plater, Clive Exton, Frederic Raphael, Stan Barstow and Ian Kennedy Martin.

Season two was known as Premiere 2, Season 3 reverted to just plain Premiere with Season 4 being known as Premiere 4.

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 22 September – 27 October 1977
1. PIT STRIKE (22 Sep 77)
2. A HYMN FROM JIM (29 Sep 77)
3. THERE’S NO PLACE… (6 Oct 77)
4. THE OBELISK (13 Oct 77)
5. A LITTLE OUTING (20 Oct 77)
6. GIVE US A KISS, CHRISTABEL (27 Oct 77)

SEASON TWO 18 September – 23 October 1978
1. CREST OF A WAVE (18 Sep 78)
2. SOMETHING’S WRONG (25 Sep 78)
3. HANGING AROUND (2 Oct 78)
4. TRAVELLERS (9 Oct 78)
5. ONE OF THESE NIGHTS I’M GONNA GET AN EARLY DAY (16 Oct 78)
6. FREEDOM OF THE DIG (23 Oct 78)

SEASON THREE 22 November – 20 December 1979
1. OVER THERE (22 Nov 79)
2. HENRY INTERVENING (29 Nov 79)
3. DEASEY (DESPERATE) (6 Dec 79)
4. STORY WITHOUT A HERO (13 Dec 79)
5. WEEKEND (20 Dec 79)

SEASON FOUR 27 October – 24 November 1980
1. RIFLEMAN (27 Oct 80)
2. BRACES HIGH (3 Nov 80)
3. RABBIT PIE DAY (10 Nov 80)
4. SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS (17 Nov 80)
5. THE SILENCE OF THE SEA (24 Nov 80)

production details
UK | BBC Two | 22×30/35 minutes | Broadcast 22 September 1977 – 24 November 1980.

Producers: Graham Benson, Terry Coles