Play for Today: Psy-Warriors (1981)
Science Fiction / Television

Play for Today: Psy-Warriors (1981)

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for a mid-story twist. A trio of suspected terrorists – Richards (Derrick O’Connor), Turner (Rosalind Ayres) and Stone (John Duttine) – are incarcerated in spartan, sterile cells, locked in wire mesh cages and subjected to horrific psychological abuse from a quartet of military jailers (Warren Clarke, Julian Cury, Colin Blakely and … Continue reading

Play for Today: Another Flip for Dominick (1982)
Science Fiction / Television

Play for Today: Another Flip for Dominick (1982)

Warning: Contains spoilers for the first film, The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) Play for Today‘s uncharacteristically light-hearted and whimsical 1980 offering The Flipside of Dominick Hide, about a time traveller (Peter Firth) who ends up becoming his own great-great-grandfather, was a hit with the public and two years later the original writers, Jeremy Paul … Continue reading

Play for Today: Stronger Than the Sun (1977)
Science Fiction / Television

Play for Today: Stronger Than the Sun (1977)

The BBC’s long-running strand of one-off plays, Play for Today (1970-1984), was never shy of courting controversy. Stronger than the Sun, a remarkable debut television script from playwright Stephen Poliakoff, certainly kicked up a hornet’s nest when it was first shown on 18 October 1977 with its less-than-flattering glimpse of the darker side of the … Continue reading