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The Wednesday Play

In 1962, Hugh Greene, BBC Director-General, invited ABC TV's Head of Drama Sydney Newman to join the corporation from ITV, to create a new Drama Group. Central to this was the introduction of The Wednesday Play, the key strand which gave us ground-breaking dramas like Jeremy Sandford's Cathy Come Home and Dennis Potter's Son of Man, as well as comedies like The Gorge, which aired on 04/09/1968. Peter Nichols wrote, and the cast included Neil Wilson, Hilda Braid & John Woodnutt.