Play for Today (1970–1984)

The Rainbirds 

A man who attempted suicide by jumping out a window is saved only to live in a coma, in which he has fantasies about his relatives and nightmare creatures.

Director:

Philip Saville

Writer:

Clive Exton
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Madge Ryan ... Mother - Mrs. Rainbird
James Cossins ... Father - Mr. Rainbird
Andrew Grant Andrew Grant ... John Rainbird
Alan Webb Alan Webb ... Grandfather
Peter Jeffrey ... Doctor
Paul Hardwick ... Recruiting Sergeant
David Markham David Markham ... Rev. Taylor
Anthony Ainley ... Surgeon
Wendy Hamilton Wendy Hamilton ... Nurse
Claire Davenport Claire Davenport ... Nurse
Billie Laine Billie Laine ... Nurse
Jerry Ram Jerry Ram ... Young Doctor
Richard Kerley Richard Kerley ... Young Doctor
Paddy Joyce Paddy Joyce ... Hotel Porter
Amber Blare Amber Blare ... Club Hostess (as Amber Blair)
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A man who attempted suicide by jumping out a window is saved only to live in a coma, in which he has fantasies about his relatives and nightmare creatures.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1971 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode is sometimes known by the longer title "The Largest Theatre in the World: The Rainbirds". See more »

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