Play for Today (Abigail's Party) (1977)
Release Date: Nov 1, 1977 Wide
Average Rating: 4.1/5
User Ratings: 457
Abigail's Party originally aired as part of the BBC's influential Play for Today series. Writer/director Mike Leigh was responsible for several productions for the series, as was Dennis Potter (The Singing Detective). This filmed play was developed the same way most of Leigh's work has been -- in improvisatory workshops with the actors. It was also performed on-stage before it was filmed for television. It's a character-driven social satire. Alison Steadman (Leigh's wife, who has appeared in
Nov 1, 1977 Wide
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