Screen • BBC • Cathy Come Home

First transmitted: 16 November 1966

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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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