Abandoned Projects

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20080413 (BBC7)
20090308 (BBC7)
20090309 (BBC7)

Alan Plater narrates the story of his career through memories of projects never made.

Alan Plater narrates the tongue-in-cheek story of his successful writing career, with memories of the projects he never made.

Omnibus

Omnibus2008041320080414
20090308 (BBC7)
20090309 (BBC7)
20100321 (BBC7)
20110403 (BBC7)
20110924 (BBC7)
20110925 (BBC7)
20120610 (BBC7)

Playwright Alan Plater talks about the career moves he never made.

Architecture, musicals, FBI agents, and bears on the toilet. Playwright Alan Plater talks about the career moves he never made.

Architecture, musicals, FBI agents, and bears on the toilet.

Alan Plater recounts his career through some amazing stories he never completed.

With Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.

Alan Plater narrates the story of his career through memories of projects never made.

Alan Plater narrates the tongue-in-cheek story of his successful writing career, with memories of the projects he never made.

Omnibus2008041320080414
20100321 (BBC7)
20110403 (BBC7)
20110924 (BBC7)
20110925 (BBC7)
20120610 (BBC7)

Playwright Alan Plater talks about the career moves he never made.

Architecture, musicals, FBI agents, and bears on the toilet. Playwright Alan Plater talks about the career moves he never made.

Architecture, musicals, FBI agents, and bears on the toilet.

Alan Plater recounts his career through some amazing stories he never completed.

With Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.

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05 LASTContrasting Phone Calls And The Beatles20080411 (BBC7)
20100319 (BBC7)
20100320 (BBC7)
20110401 (BBC7)
20110402 (BBC7)
20120608 (BBC7)

Two late-night phone calls bring playwright Alan Plater very different news, as he concludes his own story. With Christian Rodska.

Two late-night phone calls bring Alan Plater very different news.

Two late-night phone calls bring playwright Alan Plater very different news, as he concludes his own story.

With Christian Rodska.

05 LASTContrasting Phone Calls And The Beatles20080411 (BBC7)
20100319 (BBC7)
20100320 (BBC7)
20110401 (BBC7)
20110402 (BBC7)
20120608 (BBC7)

Two late-night phone calls bring playwright Alan Plater very different news, as he concludes his own story. With Christian Rodska.

Two late-night phone calls bring Alan Plater very different news.

Two late-night phone calls bring playwright Alan Plater very different news, as he concludes his own story.

With Christian Rodska.

01Gone But Not Forgotten2005022820080407 (BBC7)
20080408 (BBC7)
20090302 (BBC7)
20090303 (BBC7)
20100315 (BBC7)
20100316 (BBC7)
20110328 (BBC7)
20110329 (BBC7)
20120604 (BBC7)

Playwright Alan Plater narrates the story of his successful career, through tongue in cheek memories of the projects that were never made.

Alan Plater narrates the story of his successful writing career through tongue-in-cheek memories of the projects that were never made.

The playwright recounts his career through some amazing stories he never completed.

With Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.

The playwright recounts his career through some amazing stories he never completed. With Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.

01Gone But Not Forgotten2005022820080407 (BBC7)
20080408 (BBC7)
20090302 (BBC7)
20090303 (BBC7)
20100315 (BBC7)
20100316 (BBC7)
20110328 (BBC7)
20110329 (BBC7)
20120604 (BBC7)

Playwright Alan Plater narrates the story of his successful career, through tongue in cheek memories of the projects that were never made.

Alan Plater narrates the story of his successful writing career through tongue-in-cheek memories of the projects that were never made.

The playwright recounts his career through some amazing stories he never completed.

With Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.

The playwright recounts his career through some amazing stories he never completed. With Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.

By Alan Plater

1/5. Gone But Not Forgotten: Alan Plater narrates the story of his successful writing career through tongue-in-cheek memories of the projects that were never made.

Peggy Ramsay....Maureen Lipman

Brian Blessed....Himself

Bruce Woodcock....Malcolm Storry

Ken Harper....Bill Wallis

Alex Glasgow....Christian Rodska

02Alternative Comedy2005030120080408 (BBC7)
20080409 (BBC7)
20090303 (BBC7)
20090304 (BBC7)
20100316 (BBC7)
20100317 (BBC7)
20110329 (BBC7)
20110330 (BBC7)
20120605 (BBC7)

Alan Plater remembers some of his unusual performances at university and school, when he entertained the idea of being a comic.

Alan Plater reveals why he never became Spike Milligan or Django Reinhardt.

The playwright recalls his idea of being a comic - and some unusual student shows.

The playwright recalls entertaining the idea of being a comic - and some unusual student shows.

With Christian Rodska.

The playwright recalls entertaining the idea of being a comic - and some unusual student shows. With Christian Rodska.

By Alan Plater

2/5. Alternative Comedy: Alan Plater reveals why he never became Spike Milligan or Django Reinhardt.

Young Alan....Matt Sutton

Edwards....Richard Elfyn

Jane....Siriol Jenkins

Peter....Christian Rodska

02Alternative Comedy2005030120080408 (BBC7)
20080409 (BBC7)
20090303 (BBC7)
20090304 (BBC7)
20100316 (BBC7)
20100317 (BBC7)
20110329 (BBC7)
20110330 (BBC7)
20120605 (BBC7)

Alan Plater remembers some of his unusual performances at university and school, when he entertained the idea of being a comic.

Alan Plater reveals why he never became Spike Milligan or Django Reinhardt.

The playwright recalls his idea of being a comic - and some unusual student shows.

The playwright recalls entertaining the idea of being a comic - and some unusual student shows.

With Christian Rodska.

The playwright recalls entertaining the idea of being a comic - and some unusual student shows. With Christian Rodska.

03The Wild Pigs Of Thorngumbald2005030220080409 (BBC7)
20080410 (BBC7)
20090304 (BBC7)
20090305 (BBC7)
20100317 (BBC7)
20100318 (BBC7)
20110330 (BBC7)
20110331 (BBC7)
20120606 (BBC7)

The playwright recalls how his career as an architect ended early, but not before an animal encounter.

With Christian Rodska.

The playwright's career as an architect ended early, but not before an animal encounter.

Alan Plater's career as an architect ends early, but not before he has an encounter with pigs in a cheese-shaped field.

Alan Plater's career as an ARCHITECT is nipped in the bud when he decides to become a playwright.

The playwright recalls how his career as an architect ended early, but not before an animal encounter. With Christian Rodska.

By Alan Plater.

3/5. The Wild Pigs of Thorngumbald: Alan Plater's career as an architect is nipped in the bud when he decides to become a playwright.

Alan Plater....Himself

Brian....Malcolm Storry

Eric....Christian Rodska

Bernard....Matt Sutton

03The Wild Pigs Of Thorngumbald2005030220080409 (BBC7)
20080410 (BBC7)
20090304 (BBC7)
20090305 (BBC7)
20100317 (BBC7)
20100318 (BBC7)
20110330 (BBC7)
20110331 (BBC7)
20120606 (BBC7)

The playwright recalls how his career as an architect ended early, but not before an animal encounter.

With Christian Rodska.

The playwright's career as an architect ended early, but not before an animal encounter.

Alan Plater's career as an architect ends early, but not before he has an encounter with pigs in a cheese-shaped field.

Alan Plater's career as an ARCHITECT is nipped in the bud when he decides to become a playwright.

The playwright recalls how his career as an architect ended early, but not before an animal encounter. With Christian Rodska.

04Going Nowhere With Rex2005030320080410 (BBC7)
20080411 (BBC7)
20090305 (BBC7)
20090306 (BBC7)
20100318 (BBC7)
20100319 (BBC7)
20110331 (BBC7)
20110401 (BBC7)
20120607 (BBC7)

Alan Plater recalls a never-realised opera - and a film meant to star Rex Harrison.

Alan Plater recalls a never-realised bleak opera - and a film meant to star Rex Harrison.

With John Woodvine.

Alan Plater remembers projects which have never been realised, including a bleak opera and a film with Rex Harrison.

Alan Plater and Rex Harrison drink champagne together but fail to see eye-to-eye on a screenplay.

Alan Plater recalls a never-realised bleak opera - and a film meant to star Rex Harrison. With John Woodvine.

04Going Nowhere With Rex2005030320080410 (BBC7)
20080411 (BBC7)
20090305 (BBC7)
20090306 (BBC7)
20100318 (BBC7)
20100319 (BBC7)
20110331 (BBC7)
20110401 (BBC7)
20120607 (BBC7)

Alan Plater recalls a never-realised opera - and a film meant to star Rex Harrison.

Alan Plater recalls a never-realised bleak opera - and a film meant to star Rex Harrison.

With John Woodvine.

Alan Plater remembers projects which have never been realised, including a bleak opera and a film with Rex Harrison.

Alan Plater and Rex Harrison drink champagne together but fail to see eye-to-eye on a screenplay.

Alan Plater recalls a never-realised bleak opera - and a film meant to star Rex Harrison. With John Woodvine.

By Alan Plater

4/5. Going Nowhere with Rex: Alan Plater and Rex Harrison drink champagne together but fail to see eye-to-eye on a screenplay.

Rex Harrison....John Woodvine

05 LASTRest In Peace Everybody2005030420080411 (BBC7)
20080412 (BBC7)
20090306 (BBC7)
20090307 (BBC7)

Alan Plater looks back on his career and remembers a film he nearly made with John Lennon.

Two late-night phone calls bring Alan Plater very different news in this concluding autobiographical tale.

By Alan Plater

5/5. Rest in Peace Everybody

John Lennon....Richard Elfyn

Richard Lester....Christian Rodska

Ticket Collector....Malcolm Storry

05 LASTRest In Peace Everybody2005030420080411 (BBC7)
20080412 (BBC7)
20090306 (BBC7)
20090307 (BBC7)

Alan Plater looks back on his career and remembers a film he nearly made with John Lennon.

Two late-night phone calls bring Alan Plater very different news in this concluding autobiographical tale.