TV Play For Today: The After Dinner Joke (BBC-1 14 Feb 1978, Paula Wilcox, Richard Vernon) Published 2 years ago on September 22, 2017 Comedy drama The After Dinner Joke was a very on the money glimpse into the world of charity, Selby a secretary begins working for the charity division of a company and is determined to “do good” however she soon finds that charitable work has little to do with charity. Filmed in quite scattergun style at times the drama proves itself to be remarkably prescient. production details UK / BBC One / 1×65 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 February 1978 Writer: Caryl Churchill / Producer: Margaret Matheson / Director: Colin Bucksey Series: Play For Today / Season 8 Episode 16 classic quote “Isn’t that a bit political?” cast Paula Wilcox as Selby Richard Vernon as Shanks Clive Merrison as Dent Derek Smith as Mayor Ben Aris as Bruce Wingfield Philip Sayer as Passenger Hal Galili as Patient Heather Wright as Girl Tom Georgeson as Journalist George Innes as Thief James Bree as Minister Sheila Brennan as Celebrity Patricia Lawrence as Knitted Hat Lady Sandy Ratcliff as Mum Julia McCarthy as Upper-Class Woman Stella Moray as Woman With Catalogue Peter Blake as Pop Star Raymond Francis as Tea Manager Lee Walker as Collector Richard Aylen as Man in Pub Saeed Jaffrey as Merchant Ishaq Bux as Sheikh Luke Hanson as Cowboy BBCBen ArisCaryl ChurchillClive MerrisonColin BuckseyDerek SmithDramaGeorge InnesHeather WrightJames BreeMargaret MathesonPaula WilcoxPeter BlakePlay For TodayRaymond FrancisRichard VernonSaeed JaffreySandy RatcliffStella MorayTom Georgeson Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV2 hours ago Coming of Age (CBS 1988, Paul Dooley, Phyllis Newman) Sitcom. Exploits of a pair of couples living in an old peoples retirement village, the Hales, Dick and Ginny and... TV2 hours ago Big Hawaii (Filmways 1977, Cliff Potts, John Dehner) Drama. The black sheep of the family returns home to Hawaii to help his ill father run their ranch. The... TV2 hours ago Ben Casey (ABC 1961-1965 | Vince Edwards Sam Jaffe Medical drama series. Stories of the doctor of the title, especially his relationship with the elder doctor David Zorba who... TV2 hours ago Baywatch Nights (Syndicated 1995, David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul) Crime drama series. Spin off from the above that saw Mitch, on his off hours from the beach, working as... TV2 hours ago Arresting Behavior (ABC 1992, Leo Burmester, Chris Mulkey) Police sitcom. A pair of mismatched cops are followed on their tours of duty by a tv crew. An obvious... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Vida: Episode 8 (S2EP2 Starz Sun 26 May 2019) Episode 8: The Vigilantes protest a local real estate agent whom Emma considers using to advertise an available unit in... Episodes1 day ago Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity: There’s No “We” in Food (S16EP6 FoodTV Sun 26 May 2019) Celebrity: There’s No “We” in Food: The celebrity recruits work in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone while... Episodes1 day ago Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Pet Peeve (S16EP7 E! Sun 26 May 2019) Pet Peeve: Khloe’s mistrust of her mother’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble resurfaces on a family trip to the Palm Springs, leaving... 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.