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William Ingram Radio Plays

Writer/actor William Ingram lives in South Wales. He is probably one of the most prolific and successful writers of radio drama, with some 400 plays* to his credit. He is no stranger to writing in the horror genre. For three years he was the major contributor to the highly popular BBC series, The Price Of Fear, starring Vincent Price. (info. found by Clive Lever, in "The Man In Black", BBC Publications 1990, ISBN 0 563 20904 6)

BBC Broadcasts

AFTERNOON THEATRE / PLAY
22.04.1992 Letters to Miss Lucie, rpt 16.06.04
25.05.1995 Letters to Mam
13.07.1991 A Stranger in the Tea Leaves
14.08.1991 Viva Cwncanna
13.06.1990 Dai's Ark
27.02.1990 And the band played on: La Campasita, 30m
20.07.1989 A Kind Of Spring
21.08.1984 The Money & The Chimney Pot:
02.10.1983 The Pied Piper Man:
28.04.1983 The Sentry Box:
29.08.1982 The Visiting Hour:
14.09.1980 Darts With The Boys:
03.03.1979 The Smoke Goes Up The Chimney Just The Same:
20.08.1978 Lear Jones
02.07.1978 Whose Little Boy Are You Then?:
30.10.1974 Truth or Dare?:
02.02.1973 Stranger At The Gate:
19.08.1972 Cometh The Hour:
28.10.1970 Stranger at the Gate:
13.12.1969 Sailor, Sailor:
03.05.1969 Home Brew:
12.09.1962 The Fence:

SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE
13.11.1993 Crippen
01.05.1993 Crippen
24.03.1973 Frogs' Legs & Laver Bread
07.06.1969 Night Must Fall / Emlyn Williams
18.02.1967 Murder, Murder, Quite Contrary

SATURDAY PLAY
30.09.1995 Death and the Pleasant Voices
19.08.1989 Bray Voices

THIRTY MINUTE THEATRE
06.02.1990 A Passing Phase (in Aft. Play slot)
27.02.1990 And the band played on: La Campasita (in Aft. Play slot)
03.03.1987 Butts
19.05.1987 I say, I say, I say (in Aft. Play slot)
10.07.1984 Stag Night

MIDWEEK THEATRE
05.03.1969 Double Take
16.12.1970 Stop Off
14.04.1971 Two in the Bush
14.07.1971 Out of Season
29.12.1971 The Days of the Wait
25.07.1973 Paying-out Night

THE PRICE OF FEAR
These plays are all about 30 minutes, starring Vincent Price, and first broadcast on BBC World Service. They have been broadcast subsequently on BBC radio 4. William Ingram wrote the following:
02.07.73 Come as you are
04.07.75 Soul Music: Eye for an Eye
08.02.83 The family album
26.04.83 Not wanted on the voyage
27.04.83 Goody Two Shoes
27.04.83 To my dear, dear Saladin
11.05.83 Out of the mouths
25.05.83 Is there anybody there?
(this listing possibly incomplete)

FEAR ON FOUR
28.02.1988 Mind Well The Tree
31.01.1991 Dead Man's Boots
13.07.1992 A Stranger in the Tea Leaves

MONDAY PLAY
01.03.1993 Scab
26.09.1983 The Pied Piper Man
25.11.1991 Stranger in the Tealeaves #
14.08.1978 Lear Jones

# .... I have one source of information giving this play as Fear on Four and another as the Monday Play. It is unlikely to be both.

OTHERS
25.05.1976 Laz, R3
date nk ...... Flowers for the Living
date nk .......The Man who hated Scenes

NOTES ON SOME OF THE PLAYS

LETTERS TO MISS LUCY....2002
Dai, a retired miner, writes to Miss Lucy to protest at her snooty behaviour...a superb play by this experienced writer. Broadcast as Afternoon Play, 45m.

DEATH & THE PLEASANT VOICES....1995
Saturday Play, 90m, by Mary Fitt / William Ingram.

LETTERS TO MAM....1995
A very curious murder play set in a hotel, revolving around an elderly lady with plenty of money and one of the servants...25.5.95; 55m.

CRIPPEN....1993
Interesting biographical play about Henry Crippen and his last voyage...

I SAY, I SAY, I SAY....1992
2pm, 19 May 92. With Gerald James, Aubrey Richards, John Hartley. 30m.


Dead Man's Boots ....1991
1 Feb 91. "Fear on Four". With Sean Barrett, Jane Wittenshaw, James Green, Nigel Carrington. Producer Martin Jenkins.


AND THE BAND PLAYED ON - (1) - LA CAMPASITA ....1990
R4, 27 Feb 90, 3pm. With Margaret Courtenay, Margaret John, Joe Dunlop and Bill Ingram.


A PASSING PHASE....1990
6 Feb 1990. 3pm, 30m. With Peggy Aitchison, Kate Williams, Yvonne Edgell.

BUTTS....1987
11am, 3 Mar 87; with Glyn Houston and Sin Probert. 30m.

STAG NIGHT....1984
10 Jul 84; with Sin Probert and Myfanwy Talog. 30m.

THE PIED PIPER MAN....1983
Piper seems to have come to read the gas meter. But he also reads people's minds, and makes their dreams come true. Cast: Margaret John, Aubrey Richards, Ioan Meredith, Myfanwy Talog, Gareth Armstrong. Producer Enyd Williams.

NOT WANTED ON THE VOYAGE....1983
A man boards a passenger ship with his invalid wife. Unknown to her, his lover is also on board. 30m. With Margaret Courtney, Sindor Ellis (sp?), Sheila Grant, Henry Stamper. Narrated by Vincent Price; producer John Dyas.

LAZ....1976
R3, 25 May 1976 in the series 'Drama Now'; starred John Hurt and William Squire.



Nigel Deacon / Diversity website


* I cannot believe that '400 plays' is correct..... - Ed

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