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Edward Bond's first play for television, Olly's Prison (BBC2): 'This was Greek drama of the living room, in which a single thoughtless deed leads inexorably to tragedy. It would be hard to exaggerate just how good Bernard Hill was as Olly.' Chris Peachment, Daily Telegraph

'Bernard Hill strangles his daughter. I stopped breathing myself because it was breathtaking . . . He (Edward Bond) seizes at once on TV's unique quality . . . A performance of huge power from Bernard Hill.' Nancy Banks- Smith, Guardian

'A striking debut for writer Edward Bond. This was very strong meat indeed.' Jeannette Kupfermann, Daily Mail