Time And Time Again: Frequently Asked Questions

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd's answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn's Time And Time Again. If you have a question about this or any other of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, you can contact the website via the Contact Us page.

Where can I obtain the television adaptation of Time And Time Again?
Unfortunately, the television adaptation of Time And Time Again is not available to buy. The adaptation has never been released commercially and the playwright is aware of no intention by any media company to release Time And Time Again in the foreseeable future. Indeed it is not believed the television adaptation survives in archive as research by the BBC for the 2011 Imagine documentary was unable to find a surviving copy of the production.

Graham makes reference to Jack Hobbs, who is he?
Jack Hobbs was a famed cricketer and regarded as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport; he played for England between 1908 and 1930. The fact that Jack Hobbs is not well remembered now does not affect the play, as Alan was already using a sports-figure who was long out of date anyway. By having Graham refer to Jack Hobbs, Alan is alluding to the fact that Graham is hopelessly out of date and not familiar with contemporary figures.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.