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Bar Mitzvah Boy

TV Play

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy, Drama



A young Jewish boy (Jeremy Steyn) in a working class family living in North East London in the 1970s becomes apprehensive about his forthcoming Bar Mitzvah.


  • Written by English playwright Jack Rosenthal (1931-2004), and transmitted as Season 7, episode 1 of UK anthology series "Play for Today" (1970-1984)
  • Winner of the 1977 British Academy Television Award for 'Best Single Play'
  • In 2000, this TV play was placed 56th in a BFI poll of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, as voted by industry professionals.

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Picture for Bar Mitzvah Boy


  • Jeremy Steyn
    (Eliot Green)
  • Maria Charles
    (Rita Green)
  • Bernard Spear
    (Victor Green)
  • Adrienne Posta
    (Lesley Green)
  • Jonathan Lynn
  • Cyril Shaps
    (Grandad Wax)
  • Jack Lynn
    (Rabbi Sherman)
  • Mark Herman

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