The Wednesday Play

Stand Up, Nigel Barton

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75 min | Drama | English | 08 December 1965 (UK)

Season 1 | Episode 42

Semi-autobiographical TV play by Dennis Potter, from the BBC's 'Wednesday Play' series. It deals with the experiences of Nigel Barton, a young man from a poor mining community who wins a scholarship to Oxford University. The villagers accuse him of snobbery, while the rich University students treat him like a peasant. Uncertain of which sphere he should be moving in, Nigel tries to reconcile himself with his proud but stubborn father, and also succeed at University, despite its pretentions which apall him.

Gareth Davies
Dennis Potter
Keith BarronJack WoolgarKatherine ParrVickery Turner