Forgotten Television Drama
This is the official blog of the ‘History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK’ project within the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production, Royal Holloway, University of London. The research project has involved the investigation of material that has been unfairly forgotten or critically neglected and a re-assessment of its historical significance, cultural importance or artistic achievement.
Play for Today at 50
The long-running BBC drama series Play for Today reaches 50 this year following its initial broadcast in 1970. Forgotten Television Drama launches an occasional series of blog posts looking at some of the less well-known productions that formed part of this ground-breaking television series.
- Philip Martin (1938-2020) Part Three: Peter Ansorge on script editing Gangsters (BBC 1976-78), plus contributions from David Edgar and David Rudkin.
- Philip Martin (1938-2020) Part Two: Philip Martin on The Remainder Man (BBC Play for Today, 1982) and The Unborn (1980)
- Play for Today: Sorry
- Philip Martin (1938-2020) Part One: Philip Martin on Gangsters (BBC Play for Today, 1975, and series, 1976-78)
- Play for Today: The Peddler