A Slight Ache
A Slight Ache

A Slight Ache (1967)

A Slight Ache

A Slight Ache (1958)

Channel BBC Two
Broadcast Date 6 February 1967
Broadcast time 21:05:00
Length (minutes) 60
Black and White Yes
Series Theatre 625
Broadcast Notes

BBC Television produced Pinter’s A Slight Ache, A Night Out and The Basement in a triple bill in the Theatre 625 strand. Maurice Denham had played the role of Edward in the first radio production of A Slight Ache in 1959.

A note on the script: the work here is a play originally written for the radio that is being relayed on television. We are unaware of any differences in dialogue between the broadcast text and the published text of the play. A television script would have been prepared for the broadcast, but we are not aware of any archival resource that has retained this to consult.

Language English

Linked Productions

A Night Out (1967)


The Basement (1967)


Linked People

Michael Bakewell

Production | Producer

Barry Newbery

Creative | Designer

Christopher Morahan (1929 - 2017)

Creative | Director

Linked Organisations

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) (Cultural Institution | Est. 1922)


Edward (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Maurice Denham (1909 - 2002)

Flora (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Hazel Hughes (1913 - 1974)

Matchseller (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Gordon Richardson (1911 - 1994)

Linked Awards

No award have been added to this production record yet.


Pinter at the BBC, 2019 DVD (URL)

Type: DVD

External Link: https://shop.bfi.org.uk/pinter-at-the-bbc-5-dvd-set.html#.XuICBS2ZNhE

This broadcast is included in the 2019 BFI/BBC box set.


A Slight Ache

The Guardian, 7 February 1967

Newspaper review

A Slight Ache (BBC, 1967)

T5/1937 file, BBC Written Archives Centre

Library archive

This file contains internal documents pertaining to the production (budget, casting notes, properties list, etc), correspondence, an audience research report, and clippings from many newspaper reviews.

Fear Seems Contrived in Early Pinter

Daily Telegraph, 7 February 1967

Newspaper review

Listing and article

Radio Times, 2 February 1967 (article, p. 19; listing, p. 21)


The one-act Pinter ...

The Observer, 12 February 1967

Newspaper review

Vintage Pinter ...

Daily Mail, 7 February 1967

Newspaper review