The Afternoon Play (BBC-1 2003-2007, Robson Green, Denise Welch)

The Afternoon Play (BBC-1 2003-2007, Robson Green, Denise Welch)


The Afternoon Play was a series of stand-alone plays for a daytime audience featuring a number of well-known names. The running times varied between 50 minutes and the full hour.

The list of productions is as follows…

(1st series/2003) 1) Turkish Delight; 2) Coming Up For Air; 3) The Real Arnie Griffin; 4) Heroes and Villains; 5) Girls’ Weekend.

(2nd series/2004) – 6) Venus and Mars; 7) Sons, Daughters and Lovers; 8) Drive; 9) Viva Las Blackpool!; 10) Glasgow Dreams.

(3rd series/2005) – 11) The Hitch; 12) The Trouble With George; 13) The Good Citizen; 14)Reverse Psychology; 15) The Singing Cactus.

(4th Series/2006) – 16) Tea With Betty; 17) The Last Will and Testament of Billy Two Sheds; 18) Your Mother Should Know; 19) Are You Jim’s Wife?; 20) Molly

(5th Series/2007) – 21) Johnny Shakespeare, 22) Death Becomes Him, 23), Come Fly With Me, 24) Pieces of a Silver Lining, 25) The Real Deal

Actors appearing included Denise Welch, Jeremy Sheffield, June Whitfield, Glynis Barber, Peter Capaldi, Robson Green, Tina Hobley, Jamie Theakston, Greta Scacchi, Michael French and Caroline Langrishe.

Aired From: 27 January 2003 – 26 January 2007

crew details

  • Executive Producers: Mal Young (seasons 1-2), Serena Cullen (seasons 1-3), Will Trotter (Seasons 3-5)

season by season

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |


production info

  • Year of Release: 2003-2007
  • Country: UK | BBC One
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 25×50 or 60 minutes