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The Wednesday Play: The Long Distance Piano Player (1970)

Posted on August 29, 2012 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Ironically, given the title of this strand, today's play, The Long Distance Piano Player, was actually the first Play for Today, the strand that replaced the BBC's The Wednesday Play. Starring Ray Davies of The Kinks as well as Norman Rossington and James Hazeldine, the play is the story of a piano player's obsession to win the world long-distance piano-playing record, whilst his wife and agent argue around him. Written by future Hollywood scriptwriter Alan Sharp (Rob Roy, The Osterman Weekend), it's a little inexplicable and Davies' performance is variable, but it's well worth a watch.

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