The Wednesday Play

A Beast with Two Backs

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71 min | Drama | English | 20 November 1968 (UK)

Season 1 | Episode 132

Part of the BBC's celebrated 'Wednesday Play' series of the 1960s, this early work by Dennis Potter is set in an isolated New Forest community in 19th Century Britain. A young local girl is murdered by a mentally disturbed youth, but the villagers blame a stranger, an Italian traveling showman and his bear, rather than see the rot in their own camp.

Lionel Harris
Dennis Potter
Patrick BarrDenis CareyLaurence CarterMadeleine Newbury