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The Wednesday Play

Winner:  Italia Prize for Television 1968

Cathy and Reg fall on hard times when Reg is injured at work. They begin a slide into poverty, debt and homelessness, until the authorities forcibly take Cathy’s children away…

“A programme to remember” – OBSERVER
“Few can have watched … without being deeply moved” – TIMES
“Dynamite … a magnificent piece of observant, sparse writing, direction, and production” – DAILY MIRROR

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Ken Loach,
  • Writer: Jeremy Sandford

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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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The Wednesday Play

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: John MacKenzie,
  • Writer: Leon Griffiths

“We need drama people believe in”

STEWART LANE talks to Tony Garnett, the producer of tonight’s B.B.C.- 1 play. (1966)

TONY GARNETT, producer of “Cathy Come Home”, tonight’s play on BBC 1 began his career as an actor, appearing in several television plays.

In 1964 he joined the B.B.C. as a script editor, assisting in the work on the Wednesday play series.

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BBC TV Mini-Series

The judicial system examined from four points of view: detective, criminal, lawyer, and prisoner.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Les Blair,
  • Writer: G.F. Newman

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Play of the Month

Werner Reger , a young German officer in the Second World War. prepares to test a new parachute with his regiment for the ultimate benefit of his Führer. As he moves through the early-morning routine in the barracks and out to the tower for a jump, his mind travels in a series of flashbacks over the curious conflicts of his childhood and youth.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Anthony Page,
  • Writer: David Mercer

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The Wednesday Play

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

Cathy Come Home – 50 years on

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Cathy Come Home. Cathy Come Home let everybody off the hook. It didn’t put the boot in where it should have done. Earlier this year I wrote a piece for the PCS Union explaining why I believe this.

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Play for Today X 2

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

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TV Movie

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Jack Gold,
  • Writer: [B. Brecht], George Tabori

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Play for Today

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Les Blair,
  • Devised By: Les Blair

 

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The Wednesday Play

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

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No one listens-it’s easier to lock them away.
A film about four women who have been in prison.
A revised version of a film previously called ‘Five Women’.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Roy Battersby,
  • Writer: Tony Parker

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Play for Today

Deserted by her husband, Pauline struggles to look after her four children, including one with Down’s syndrome, on state benefits. But with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee approaching, things are about to get even tougher.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Roland Joffe,
  • Writer: Jim Allen

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Mini-Series (4 X Episodes)

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Ken Loach,
  • Writer: Jim Allen

 

The Golden Vision Film

Off-Cut: The Golden Vision

Neville Smith was a Scouse actor we had worked with often. He was a fanatical Evertonian. He wrote a screenplay, The Golden Vision, imagining a fan who, one Saturday morning took a call from the manager.

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Play for Today

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Brian Parker,
  • Devised By: Brian Parker

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The Wednesday Play

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

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The Wednesday Play

A fable

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: James MacTaggart,
  • Writer: Charles Wood

Off-Cut: Five Women

Tony Parker was a small, unthreatening man who listened. He once told me that he’d never met anyone who bored him. I was always trying to avoid bores. He fascinated me, not least because of his methods. He would listen to his subjects for countless hours over long periods, patiently, sympathetically and without judgement, rather like a therapist would. He then distilled this material into a readable length, preserving the words and meaning of the speakers.

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