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TV that tackled the troubles: Play for Today and Northern Ireland

BBC’s Play for Today was the first TV drama series to try to get to grips with the Northern Irish ‘troubles’. But such groundbreaking and politically sensitive content would lead to these entries being scrutinised, regulated and in some cases censored.

By Professor John Hill

TV that tackled the troubles: Play for Today and Northern Ireland
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The lost Play for Todays we’ll never see

By Lisa Kerrigan

The lost Play for Todays we’ll never see
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Play for Today: Women’s work, on screen and off

By Katie Crosson

Play for Today: Women’s work, on screen and off
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Folk horror and Play for Today, the ‘National Theatre of the airwaves’

By William Fowler

Folk horror and Play for Today, the ‘National Theatre of the airwaves’
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Queer stories: Play for Today and LGBTQ+ drama

By Simon McCallum

Queer stories: Play for Today and LGBTQ+ drama