Screenplay (TV series)

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Screenplay was a drama anthology television series, broadcast on BBC Two between 9 July 1986 and 27 October 1993.

Background[edit]

Numerous episodes were produced including one named "Boswell and Johnson's Tour of the Western Islands" starring Robbie Coltrane as English writer Samuel Johnson who in the autumn of 1773, visits the Hebrides off the north-west coast of Scotland. That episode was directed by John Byrne and co-starred John Sessions and Celia Imrie. Some scenes were shot at Lennoxlove House in East Lothian and others in the Scottish Borders.[1]

Anthology titles[edit]

See ScreenPlay at BBC Two

Season 1[edit]

Season, Episode Airdate Title Notes
S1, Ep1 9 July 1986 All Together Now[2]
S1, Ep2 16 July 1986 Daylight Robbery[3]
S1, Ep3 23 July 1986 Brick Is Beautiful[4]
S1, Ep4 30 July 1986 Knowing the Score[5]
S1, Ep5 6 August 1986 Drums Along Balmoral Drive[6]
S1, Ep6 13 August 1986 Asinamali[7]
S1, Ep7 20 August 1986 In Traction[8]
S1, Ep8 27 August 1986 The Mozart Inquest[9] Patrick Stewart as Antonio Salieri
S1, Ep9 3 September 1986 The Marlowe Inquest[10]
S1, Ep10 10 September 1986 Blood, Sweat and Tears[11]
S1, Ep11 24 September 1986 Shift Work[12]
S1, Ep12 1 October 1986 Paying Guests - Part 1[13]
S1, Ep13 2 October 1986 Paying Guests - Part 2[14]

Season 2[edit]

See Series 2
Season, Episode Airdate Title Notes
S2, Ep1 15 July 1987 The Trial of Klaus Barbie[15]
S2, Ep2 22 July 1987 Land[16]
S2, Ep3 29 July 1987 Lily My Love[17] Bill Paterson as Colin
S2, Ep4 5 August 1987 Cariani and the Courtesans[18] Paul McGann as Giovanni Cariani
Simon Callow as Raimondi
Diana Quick as Tullia
S2, Ep5 12 August 1987 Our Lady Blue[19]
S2 20 August 1987 Roach Motel[20]
S2, Ep6 26 August 1987 White Lady[21]
S2 8 September 1987 Next[22]
S2, Ep7 16 September 1987 The Shutter Falls[23]
S2 21 September 1987 A View from a Window[24]
S2, Ep8 23 September 1987 Christine[25]
S2, Ep9 30 September 1987 The Interrogation of John
S2, Ep10 7 October 1987 Road Neil Dudgeon as Brink
Jane Horrocks as Louise
David Thewlis as Joey
Lesley Sharp as Valerie

Season 3[edit]

Season, Episode Airdate Title
S3, Ep1 13 July 1988 No Further Cause for Concern
S3, Ep2 20 July 1988 A Woman Alone
S3, Ep3 27 July 1988 Burning Ambition
S3, Ep4 3 August 1988 Eskimos Do It
S3, Ep5 10 August 1988 Out of Love
S3, Ep6 24 August 1988 Home Front
S3, Ep7 31 August 1988 Between the Cracks
S3, Ep8 7 September 1988 The Black and Blue Lamp
S3, Ep9 14 September 1988 The Diary of Rita Patel
S3, Ep10 28 September 1988 Starlings

Season 4[edit]

See Series 4
Season, Episode Airdate Title
S4, Ep1 5 July 1989 Testimony of a Child
S4, Ep2 12 July 1989 A Night on the Tyne
S4, Ep3 19 Jul 1989 Loving Hazel
S4, Ep4 26 July 1989 The Attractions
S4, Ep5 2 August 1989 Chinese Whispers
S4, Ep6 9 August 1989 The Act
S4, Ep7 16 August 1989 Scout
S4, Ep8 23 August 1989 The Spirit of Man
S4, Ep9 30 August 1989 Beyond the Pale
S4, Ep10 6 September 1989 The Hen House
S4, Ep11 13 September 1989 Seeing in the Dark
S4, Ep12 20 September 1989 A Small Mourning

Season 5[edit]

Season, Episode Airdate Title
S5, Ep1 11 July 1990 Amongst Barbarians
S5, Ep2 18 July 1990 Antonia and Jane
S5, Ep3 25 July 1990 Night Voice
S5, Ep4 1 August 1990 The Englishman's Wife
S5, Ep5 8 August 1990 The Land of Dreams[26]
S5, Ep6 15 August 1990 Keeping Tom Nice
S5, Ep7 22 August 1990 A Safe House[27]
S5, Ep8 29 August 1990 Afters
S5, Ep9 29 August 1990 Wedded
S5, Ep10 5 September 1990 Available Light
S5, Ep11 12 September 1990 Needle
S5, Ep12 16 December 1990 Shoot the Revolution
S5, Ep13 29 December 1990 August Saturday

Season 6[edit]

See Series 6
Season, Episode Airdate Title
S6, Ep1 3 July 1991 Redemption
S6, Ep2 10 July 1991 Broke[28]
S6, Ep3 17 July 1991 Events at Drimaghleen
S6, Ep4 24 July 1991 The Fallout Guy[29]
S6, Ep5 31 July 1991 Murder in Oakland
S6, Ep6 14 August 1991 The Hour of the Lynx
S6, Ep7 28 August 1991 Clubland[30]
S6, Ep8 4 September 1991 Arise and Go Now'[31]
S6, Ep9 11 September 1991 Message to Major
S6, Ep10 18 September 1991 Journey to Knock

Season 7[edit]

Season, Episode Airdate Title
S7, Ep1 1 July 1992 The Countess Alice[32]
S7, Ep2 8 July 1992 Force of Duty
S7, Ep3 15 July 1992 Bad Girl
S7, Ep4 22 July 1992 Bitter Harvest
S7, Ep5 29 July 1992 Man to Man: Another Night of Rubbish on the Telly
S7, Ep6 5 August 1992 Death and the Compass
S7, Ep7 2 September 1992 Buying a Landslide
S7, Ep8 9 September 1992 Continental Drift[33]
S7, Ep9 16 September 1992 A Little Bit of Lippy
S7, Ep10 23 September 1992 Dread Poets' Society
S7, Ep11 Small Metal Jacket
S7, Ep12 30 September 1992 You, Me & Marley

Season 8[edit]

See Series 8
Season, Episode Airdate Title
S8, Ep1 22 September 1993 Love Lies Bleeding
S8, Ep2 29 September 1993 The Merrihill Millionaires
S8, Ep3 6 October 1993 The Vision Thing
S8, Ep4 13 October 1993 Safe
S8, Ep5 20 October 1993 Not Even God Is Wise Enough
S8, Ep6 27 October 1993 Boswell & Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles[34]

Notable productions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2015) Filmed here - 1993, Boswell & Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles, John Byrne Film Edinburgh, Retrieved 20 February 2015
  2. ^ "ScreenPlay: All Together Now". BBC Two. 9 July 1986. 
  3. ^ "ScreenPlay: Daylight Robbery". BBC Two. 16 July 1986. 
  4. ^ "ScreenPlay: Brick is Beautiful". BBC Two. 23 July 1986. 
  5. ^ "ScreenPlay: Knowing the Score". BBC Two. 30 July 1986. 
  6. ^ "ScreenPlay: Drums Along Balmoral Drive". BBC Two. 6 August 1986. 
  7. ^ "ScreenPlay: Asinamall". BBC Two. 13 August 1986. 
  8. ^ "ScreenPlay: In Traction". BBC Two. 20 August 1986. 
  9. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Mozart Inquest". BBC Two. 27 August 1986. 
  10. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Marlowe Inquest". BBC Two. 3 September 1986. 
  11. ^ "ScreenPlay: Blood, Sweat and Tears". BBC Two. 10 September 1986. 
  12. ^ "ScreenPlay: Shift Work". BBC Two. 24 September 1986. 
  13. ^ "ScreenPlay: Paying Guests". BBC Two. 1 October 1986. 
  14. ^ "ScreenPlay: Paying Guests". BBC Two. 2 October 1986. 
  15. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Trial of Klaus Barbie". BBC Two. 15 July 1987. 
  16. ^ "ScreenPlay: Land". BBC Two. 22 July 1987. 
  17. ^ "ScreenPlay: Lily My Love". BBC Two. 29 July 1987. 
  18. ^ "ScreenPlay: Cariani and the Courtesans". BBC Two. 5 August 1987. 
  19. ^ "ScreenPlay: Our Lady Blue". BBC Two. 12 August 1987. 
  20. ^ "ScreenPlay Firsts: Roach Motel". BBC Two. 20 August 1987. 
  21. ^ "ScreenPlay Firsts: White Lady". BBC Two. 26 August 1987. 
  22. ^ "ScreenPlay: Next". BBC Two. 8 September 1987. 
  23. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Shutter Falls". BBC Two. 16 September 1987. 
  24. ^ "ScreenPlay Firsts: A View from a Window". BBC Two. 21 September 1987. 
  25. ^ "ScreenPlay: Christine". BBC Two. 23 September 1987. 
  26. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Land of Dreams". BBC Two. 13 March 1991. 
  27. ^ "ScreenPlay: A Safe House". BBC Two. 22 August 1990. 
  28. ^ "ScreenPlay: Broke". BBC Two. 10 July 1991. 
  29. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Fallout Guy". BBC Two. 24 July 1991. 
  30. ^ "ScreenPlay: Clubland". BBC Two. 28 August 1991. 
  31. ^ "ScreenPlay: Arise and Go Now". BBC Two. 4 September 1991. 
  32. ^ "ScreenPlay: The Countess Alice". BBC Two. 1 July 1992. 
  33. ^ "ScreenPlay: Continental Drift". BBC Two. 9 September 1992. 
  34. ^ "Screenplay: Boswell and Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles". BBC Two. 27 October 1993. 

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