Play for Today: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of television series Play for Today have died?

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television series

Play for Today

Seasons 14
Episodes 325
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About Play for Today

Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. During the run, more than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted. The individual episodes were between fifty and a hundred minutes in duration. A handful of these plays, including Rumpole of the Bailey and The Blackstuff (later Boys from the Blackstuff), subsequently became television series in their own right.

Cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Play for Today:

Patricia Routledge
English actress and singer
Alive
Barbara Barrie
American actress and author
Alive
David Suchet
English actor
Alive
Maureen Lipman
British actress, columnist and comedienne
Alive
Alun Armstrong
English actor
Alive
Lesley Manville
British actress
Alive
Mike Leigh
British writer and director of film and theatre
Alive
Lindsay Duncan
Scottish actress
Alive
Ian Holm
English actor
Dead
Jonathan Pryce
Welsh actor
Alive
George Lazenby
Australian actor
Alive
Phyllis Logan
British actress
Alive
Rupert Everett
English actor
Alive
Sheila Hancock
British actress
Alive
Penelope Wilton
English actress
Alive
Patrick Troughton
English actor (1920-1987)
Dead
James Cosmo
Scottish actor
Alive
Charles Dance
English actor, screenwriter and film director
Alive
Ron Donachie
Scottish actor
Alive
Donald Pleasence
English actor (1919-1995)
Dead
Alison Steadman
British actress
Alive
Georgina Hale
British actress
Alive
Annette Crosbie
Scottish actress
Alive
Alice Krige
South African actress and producer
Alive
Bill Nighy
English actor and comedian
Alive
Paula Wilcox
English actress
Alive
Judy Parfitt
British actress
Alive
Louise Jameson
English actress
Alive
Pete Postlethwaite
British actor
Dead
Stephen Frears
British film director and producer
Alive
Robbie Coltrane
Scottish actor
Alive
Bob Hoskins
English actor
Dead
Janine Duvitski
British actress
Alive
David Bradley
British actor
Alive
Linda Robson
British actress
Alive
Kate Nelligan
Canadian actress
Alive
Susan Penhaligon
British actress
Alive
Amanda Barrie
British actress
Alive
Ann Mitchell
British actress
Alive
Martin Kemp
actor and musician, bassist for Spandau Ballet
Alive
Caroline Blakiston
British actress
Alive
Clarke Peters
American actor, singer, writer and director
Alive
Freddie Jones
English character actor
Dead
Barbara Flynn
British actress
Alive
Caroline Langrishe
British actress
Alive
Julie Peasgood
British actress
Alive
Josette Simon
British actress
Alive
Kate Williams
English actress
Alive
Gwyneth Strong
British actress
Alive
Sarah Badel
British actress
Alive
Maggie Ollerenshaw
British actress
Alive
Lisa Coleman
English actress
Alive
Patricia Franklin
British actress
Alive
James Fox
English actor
Alive
Hildegarde Neil
British actress
Alive
Mary Peach
British film and television actress
Alive
Stephen Rea
Irish actor
Alive
Denis Lawson
Scottish actor
Alive
Roger Lloyd-Pack
English actor
Dead
Adrian Dunbar
Northern Irish actor
Alive
Angela Down
English actress
Alive
Vincent Ball
Australian actor
Alive
Roshan Seth
British actor
Alive
Nicholas Lyndhurst
British actor
Alive
Wendy Hiller
English film and stage actress
Dead
Danny Webb
English actor born in 1958
Alive
Mike Newell
British film director and producer
Alive
Gareth Thomas
British actor
Dead
Olu Jacobs
Nigerian actor
Alive
Julian Holloway
British actor
Alive
David Bailie
English actor
Dead
Tony Melody
actor (1922-2008)
Dead
Alan Ford
English actor
Alive
George Costigan
British actor
Alive
Jamie Glover
British actor
Alive
Anthony Andrews
British actor
Alive
Christopher Ryan
English actor
Alive
John Alderton
English actor
Alive
William Hootkins
actor
Dead
Dai Bradley
British actor
Alive
Gavin Richards
British actor and director
Alive
Anthony Ainley
English actor
Dead
Peter Cellier
British actor
Alive
Bryan Murray
Irish actor
Alive
Karl Howman
British actor
Alive
Norman Eshley
British actor
Alive
Claire Davenport
actress
Dead
Spencer Banks
British actor
Alive
Angela Curran
actor
Alive
Simon Dutton
British actor
Alive
Adam Blackwood
English actor
Alive