20 - 25 January 1997
During a Lancashire mill town's holiday week, two young people are discovered having a secret fling, and are pressured to marry.
(Previously produced in 1978 and 1923)
17 - 22 February 1997
Murder With Love
A lawyer plans to kill the man he holds responsible for the death of his wife and son, but is apparently beaten to it by natural causes.
17 - 22 March 1997
The Maintenance Man
A divorced DIY enthusiast constantly visits his former marital home, but his new love resents his being with his children and his Black & Decker drill.
28 April - 3 May 1997
Accused of murdering his severely disabled child, a man chooses to conduct his own legal defence against a Catholic "pro-life" senior lawyer.
9 - 13 June 1997
Irked by the prospect of a family gathering, a world-weary man does his best to be as difficult as possible, while his long-suffering wife tries to cope with his rudeness.
14 - 19 July 1997
A diamond heiress finds she is alone in doubting the claims of a stranger who turns up at her Spanish villa claiming to be her supposedly dead brother.
Adapted from the 1958 movie "Cast A Crooked Shadow".
8 - 13 September 1997
A staunch Conservative is aghast to learn his wife is a long-time secret Labour Party supporter, but then she reveals she is dying of cancer.
13 - 18 October 1997
The manager of an amateur cricket team has problems assembling his players for their big Sunday afternoon match.
(Previously produced in 1983)
10 - 15 November 1997
After his father dies, a gifted young pianist's path to fame is furthered by his mother, but, 35 years later, he has shattering news to break to her.
8 - 13 December 1997
A neurotic playwright, suffering writer's block, is given a goblet used by Lord Byron, and is soon being given inspiration by the ghost of the great poet himself.