Nineteen Eighty-Four is a British television adaptation of the novel of the same name by George Orwell, originally broadcast on BBC Television in December 1954. The production proved to be hugely controversial, with questions asked in Parliament and many viewer complaints over its supposed subversive nature and horrific content. In a 2000 poll of industry experts conducted by the British Film Institute to determine the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four was ranked in seventy-third position.
The action of the play takes place about 1920, near a small town in the Deep South of America. In a small town in Kentucky, Teddy, a teenage girl, dreams of escaping from her boredom at home to the excitement of Chicago.