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ABC Afternoon Playbreak

1 9 7 3 – 1 9 7 5 (USA)
17 x 90 minute episodes

Irregularly scheduled 90-minute drama specials for the afternoon viewing audience.

Usually recorded on videotape, the dramas were generally broadcast in the 3:00 to 4:30 pm timeslot, preempting game shows and the soap operas General Hospital and One Life to Live.

Presentations included: The Things I Never Said with Diana Hyland and Joseph Campanella (31 Oct 1973), The Last Bride Of Salem with Bradford Dillman (who won an Emmy for his performance) and Lois Nettleton (8 May 1974), Heart In Hiding with Kay Lenz and Clu Gulager (14 November 1974), and The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose, with Julie Kavner and Jack Carter (13 February 1975).


This Child Is Mine | I Never Said Goodbye | The Other Woman | Episode #4 | My Secret Mother | The Mask of Love | The Gift of Terror | The Things I Never Said | A Special Act of Love | Alone with Terror | Mother of the Bride | Miss Kline, We Love You | Last Bride of Salem | Can I Save My Children? | Heart in Hiding | Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby | The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose