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The Wednesday Play

A lively slice of gritty realism based on Nell Dunn's book which fused TV drama with TV documentary under the direction of Ken Loach. The play tells the story of the love lives of three working class women in Battersea, played by Carol White, Geraldine Sherman and Vickery Turner. Lightweight cameras were used to shoot the play on the streets, while the fictional stories were intercut with real people, such as a doctor who discusses the need to change the law, to prevent the numerous deaths caused by back street abortions. (tx. 03/11/1965)