For four weeks in 1964, ITV's prestigious Play of the Week slot was given over to a short series of plays by one of the most popular and beloved playwrights of the 20th century, Nöel Coward. Each play featured a short introduction from Coward himself. The plays presented here are amongst the finest he wrote and feature an exceptional cast that includes Peter Wyngarde, James Bolam, Barbara Murray, Hattie Jacques and Philip Bond. All plays are produced and directed by the legendary Joan Kemp-Welch - one of the first women television directors, her name was a byword for quality, her body of work stretching from Shakespeare to Pinter, from ambitious Passion Plays to Oscar Wilde.
Episodes Comprise: - Present Laughter - Blithe Spirit - The Vortex - Design for Living