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Forgotten Black TV Drama at BFI Southbank: Black Feet in the Snow (1974) + Carbon Copy (1975)

Our Forgotten Black TV Drama season at BFI Southbank continues on Saturday 23 February at 8.30pm with a double bill of plays from the mid-1970s. Black Feet in the Snow (BBC2, 8 April 1974) was made for the BBC’s Open Door series by the Radical Alliance of Poets and Players and was based on a […]

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Forgotten Black TV Drama at BFI Southbank: The Museum Attendant + Crown Court: The Ju-Ju Landlord

Our Forgotten Black TV Drama season continues at BFI Southbank on Friday 15 February at 6.00pm with a screening of The Museum Attendant (BBC2, 1973), the first play for television by Michael Abbensetts, plus a short programme from 1983 about the Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta, followed by her 1976 story for Crown Court: The Ju-Ju Landlord (Granada, 1976). […]

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Forgotten Black TV Drama at BFI Southbank: You in Your Small Corner (1962) + Club Havana (1975)

The third screening in our season of Forgotten Black TV Drama at BFI Southbank, on Monday 11 February at 6.00pm, is a double bill of plays written by Barry Reckord who came to Britain from Jamaica in 1950 to study at Cambridge University and wrote plays for the theatre and television from the early 50s […]

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1960s Events Forgotten Black TV Drama Jan Carew & Sylvia Wynter

Forgotten Black TV Drama at BFI Southbank: The Big Pride (1961) + The Day of the Fox (1961)

Our Forgotten Black TV Drama season at BFI Southbank continues at 5.20pm on Sunday 10 February with a double bill of two ATV Drama ’61 plays written by Jan Carew (the first with his wife, Sylvia Wynter), both directed by Herbert Wise. The Big Pride (28 May 1961) features William Marshall, Johnny Sekka, Barbara Assoon […]

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Forgotten Black TV Drama at BFI Southbank: Just Like Mohicans (1985) + panel discussion

Our Forgotten Black Television Drama season opens at BFI Southbank on Monday 4 February with a screening of Trix Worrell’s Just Like Mohicans (Channel 4, 1985) for which Worrell won Channel 4’s Debut ’84 prize for new writers. Directed by Faith Isiakpere, Just Like Mohicans features Mona Hammond as an elderly woman whose home is […]

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‘Forgotten Black TV Drama’ season at BFI Southbank (February 2019)

We are pleased to announce a new season of Forgotten TV Drama at BFI Southbank in February 2019. Curated by Stephen Bourne and Lez Cooke ‘Forgotten Black TV Drama’ presents a selection of ground-breaking black British television dramas from 1961-1985, many of them not seen since they were first broadcast. The season showcases the work […]

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A Life Found in a Skip: Rediscovering Lionel Harris, TV Producer, Director and Actor

A Life Found in a Skip [1] by Joel Finler Virtually forgotten today, Lionel Harris was one of the leading producer/directors of live television drama in the 1950s when adaptations of the most successful West End plays became a staple fare of both the BBC and ITV. He joined the newly formed ITV in 1955 and […]

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Armchair Theatre Archive Volumes 3-4

Following the release of Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Armchair Theatre Archive in 2017 two more volumes have been released this year. Volume 3 presents four plays produced from 1959 to 1966. John Glennon’s The Bird, The Bear and the Actress (1959), directed by Ted Kotcheff, is about a chance meeting on the French […]

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Forgotten TV Drama on DVD

Following the release of The Frighteners on DVD in May 2017 there have been four more releases this year in the Forgotten TV Drama DVD range (in association with Network). The second release comprised three Nigel Kneale plays: The Crunch (ATV 1964) is about an attempt to avert a nuclear catastrophe in London, written for […]

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Second City Firsts – Panel Discussion

Second City Firsts (BBC2, 1973-78) Panel Discussion with Philip Jackson (PJ), Tara Prem (TP), Philip Saville (PS) and Jack Shepherd (JS) chaired by Lez Cooke (LC) Television Drama: The Forgotten, the Lost and the Neglected Conference Royal Holloway, University of London 23 April 2015 LC: Welcome to this session on Second City Firsts (BBC2, 1973-78). […]