Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series. It was produced by the BBC and it was transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. During this period, more than 300 different programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted. Each episode was between 50 and 100 minutes in duration. Some of these plays, for example, Rumpole of the Bailey, subsequently became TV series.