The Wednesday Play:The Come-uppance of Captain Katt (1986)

The Come-uppance of Captain Katt

A lot of the plays that have appeared in ‘The Wednesday Play’ have been serious and for adults. Yet, plays are for everyone and needn’t always be so ‘challenging’. We’ve already had one entry from ITV’s Dramarama series, but I think it’s about time we had a look at The Come-uppance of Captain Katt, the opener to the fourth season of the series starring Alfred Marks and written by Peter Grimwade. If that latter name is familiar, it’s probably because you’re a Doctor Who fan and while I’m not saying that this play about the making of a long-running science-fiction TV series and the politics involved has anything to do with Grimwade’s experiences of working on said show, you would be forgiven for thinking that perhaps it has…