Play for Today – “Country”

Trevor’s film Country will be shown at 10.30 pm on Monday 12th October 2020 on BBC4 as part of the BBC’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the first Play for Today.

A major documentary about the origins, achievements and controversies of the series – Drama out of a Crisis: a celebration of Play for Today – precedes Country at 9pm on BBC4.

Play for Today ran from 1970 until 1984, and showed more than 300 new plays by some of the best and most influential writers, directors, actors and producers of the time.

Country, which was directed by Richard Eyre and had a brilliant cast led by Leo McKern, James Fox, Penelope Wilton, Joan Greenwood and Wendy Hiller, was first shown in 1981.