The Wednesday Play: Calf Love

London: David Higham Associates, 1966. Draft script for the 48th episode of the British television anthology series "The Wednesday Play," which featured the adaptation of Vernon Bartlett's 1929 novel "Calf Love," by screenwriter Philip Purser, which aired on January 26, 1966. Script contains copied annotations on nearly every page, noting passages that are to be spoken in German, with much of the annotations in German, as well as strikes, comments, and dialogue changes.

"The Wednesday Play" is regarded as one of the most influential and successful British television programs of the 1960s, and gave audience to the fledgling careers of, among others, Dennis Potter, Nell Dunn and Jeremy Sandford, Ken Loach, and David Mercer.

A young English exchange student stays with a German family and becomes smitten with their daughters.

Wrapper integral with title page, noted as Draft Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Philip Purser and novelist Vernon Bartlett. 113 leaves, with last page of text numbered 118. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound with prong binding.

[Book #147437]