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Five Minute Films BBC Series: Episode 2/5

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Director
Writer
Tony Garnett
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh

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TV Series (BBC – 6 series 1996-2001)

  • Ex Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Producers: Joy Lale -€“ Series 1,
  • Director: Chris Griffin -€“ Series 2,
  • Writer: Various,
  • Created by: Kieran Prendiville

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The Wednesday Play

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: James MacTaggart,
  • Writer: Nemone Lethbridge

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The Wednesday Play

  • Producer: James McTaggart,
  • Director: Gareth Davies,
  • Writer: Dennis Potter,
  • Story Editors: Tony Garnett, Roger Smith

Off-Cut: Arturo Ui

A love hate relationship with Bertold Brecht had frustrated me for years. In the end I decided that his ideas might work in the theatre, but were of little use to me.

I had read Stanislavsky’s An Actor Prepares in my teens and had almost lived at Sadler’s Wells Theatre when the Russians played there in 1958. This was the most credible acting I’d ever seen in a theatre. In contrast I’d never seen a Brecht which enthused me,

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Movie
(Kestrel Films)

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Tony Garnett,
  • Writer: Tony Garnett
Kilmainham Gaol Prison Source: Wikimedia | Antonio Camelo

Off-Cut: Law and Order – 1916

The 1916 uprising in Dublin and the mini series about judicial corruption, Law and Order, are welded as one in my mind. Connection?

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A Light Snack

Five Minute Films BBC Series: Episode 1/5

Producer
Director
Writer
Tony Garnett
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh

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BBC TV Series

  • Ex Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Producer: Jane Fallon,
  • Director: Various,
  • Created by: Amy Jenkins

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The Wednesday Play

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Jack Gold,
  • Writer: Jim Allen

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Movie
(Kestrel Films/Anglo-EMI)

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Ken Loach,
  • Writer: David Mercer

Off-Cut: The Price of Coal

In 1976 Ken and I were reunited with Barry Hines. I’d been asking him for some time what he wanted to write about, and he said “the miners”. He had been underground briefly as a teenager. His relatives and friends in and around Hoyland Common were miners and he felt a deep solidarity with that community. It became a two parter, called The Price of Coal. The first film was set around the preparations at a South Yorkshire pit for the visit of Prince Charles.

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Beautiful Thing

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Movie
(World Productions/Channel 4)

  • Executive Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Producer: Bill Shapter,
  • Director: Hettie MacDonald,
  • Writer: Jonathon Harvey

Saying goodbye to Barry Hines

We buried Barry Hines’ body and shared memories of the man. His funeral shook me, ambushing me in that way only funerals can.

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Play for Today

An everyday account of the unceasing work undertaken by a harassed wife and mother.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Mike Leigh,
  • Devised By: Mike Leigh

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BBC TV Series

Series 1

  • Ex Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Harry Bradbeer, Alrick Riley, Kenny Glenaan Anita Pandolfo

 

Series 2

  • Ex Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Harry Bradbeer, Alrick Riley, Kenny Glenaan

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Movie
(Kestrel Films/United Artists/Woodfall)

A young Yorkshire boy takes new interest in life through his respect and love for the kestrel he trains, Kes.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Ken Loach,
  • Writers: Barry Hines, Tony Garnett, Ken Loach

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The Wednesday Play

Best Script Award at the Fourth International Television Festival, Prague 1967
Main Prize International Jury of Critics 1967

Who is Kate Winter? That is the question. She is, on the outside, an unexceptional girl from an ordinary semi-detached background. Her mother says ‘ We are respectable people in this house.’ But tonight the lace curtains are opened and you are invited to probe inside-if you can bear it.

“Compellingly written, brilliantly acted and directed with cunning efficiency” – DENNIS POTTER, NEW STATESMAN
“All the intensity and suggestiveness of  ‘Cathy’. It was powerful stuff – R. W. COOPER, THE TIMES

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Ken Loach,
  • Writer: David Mercer

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Movie for ITV
(Kestrel Films/LWT)

The family of a militant trade unionist gather in Liverpool for his funeral and wake.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Ken Loach,
  • Writer: Neville Smith