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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    There was also series called Screenplay which ran from the mid 80s to the early 90s on BBC2. One play I remember was a comedy called burning ambition, it was about two friends who bought a bus & ended up doing a coach tour of the M25 Motorway, does anyone remember this?
    Yup, I remember Screenplay. There's a couple on YouTube, like Govan Ghost Story, from this strand
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    A few Play For Today's became series; Rumploe, Gangsters, Boys from the Blackstuff, Headmaster
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    I watched one one YouTube the other night that I remember watching. "Vampires" it was called. Had a twist to the end that scared the cr*p out of me as a child.

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    I remember watching one of them z for zechariah 1984.
    But need to see it again to remember what its about.

    Thats what u want ann something that scares you.

    Did it still scare you.


    Quote Originally Posted by ann22 View Post
    i watched one one youtube the other night that i remember watching. "vampires" it was called. Had a twist to the end that scared the cr*p out of me as a child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    I remember watching one of them z for zechariah 1984.
    But need to see it again to remember what its about.

    Thats what u want ann something that scares you.

    Did it still scare you.
    No it didn't, Darren 😊. I was petrified of vampires when I was little. ..Prob something to do with watching.the BBC Dracula adaption or perhaps it was Salem Lot. The Play for Today episode was a about this wee Liverpool Lad and his fascination with vampires... likely it was escapism from his normal life of school, a single mother and having lost his father in an accident. The last scene in it could've been all in his mind- but I still don't know if it was or not. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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    I agree with the OP. Particular favourites were The Burston rebellion (which I last saw about 10yrs ago) and Space station Milton Keynes (which I haven't seen since about a week after it was broadcast)

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    I loved Play For Today, Screen One, etc., and, like you, I miss those excellent single dramas the BBC used to produce. They gave great exposure to new acting talent, as well as established actors, writers, directors. Just simple, realistic plays with stories and characters you could relate to. One of the best I've ever seen is the Screen Two drama, 'Inappropriate Behaviour'. I really wish they release some of these on DVD, or at least repeat them. There are a few, but only the well known ones like 'Abigail's Party' and 'Up The Junction'. Brilliant though they are, I'd love to see the lesser known plays and films too. I'm sad those days of quality BBC drama has gone. I hope your petition does some good

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    I forgot about up the junction it and abigails party are the 2 i remember most.
    Im sure some are on yt.

    I watched them when they where on back in the day.

    They do deserve a dvd release.



    Quote Originally Posted by rollingstone88 View Post
    i loved play for today, screen one, etc., and, like you, i miss those excellent single dramas the bbc used to produce. They gave great exposure to new acting talent, as well as established actors, writers, directors. Just simple, realistic plays with stories and characters you could relate to. One of the best i've ever seen is the screen two drama, 'inappropriate behaviour'. I really wish they release some of these on dvd, or at least repeat them. There are a few, but only the well known ones like 'abigail's party' and 'up the junction'. Brilliant though they are, i'd love to see the lesser known plays and films too. I'm sad those days of quality bbc drama has gone. I hope your petition does some good
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    I managed to get 'Inappropriate Behaviour' on Youtube not long ago, but there's nothing like watching it on the TV screen ... There were quite a few Screen Two plays on there. A nice DVD box set of all the best Screen Two plays and Play For Today would be a welcome surprise for Christmas! But, who am I kiddin'

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    Just did a check and play for today ran from 1970 to 1984

    as many as 15 episodes per season.
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