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Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted from October 1965 to September 1983; the producer most associated with the Play of the Month was Cedric Messina.

Some of the 121 episodes are missing from the archives, having been junked in the 1960s and 1970s. Unless stated otherwise, the indication that the play is "lost" is taken from the lostshows.com website page as of 25 May 2013.

Series Cast

  1. Robert Powell

    Robert Powell

    Valentine, Frank Gardner

    229 Episodes

  2. Jeremy Brett

    Jeremy Brett

    Basil Hallward,

    229 Episodes

  3. Eric Porter

    Eric Porter

    4 Episodes

  4. Jill Bennett

    Jill Bennett

    3 Episodes

  5. Jerome Willis

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 16

1983 | 3 Episodes

Season 16 of Play of the Month premiered on May 22, 1983.

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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 90m, 60m

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