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New ‘Forgotten TV Drama’ DVD in April: ‘For Maddie With Love’ (ATV 1980)

The eighth title in our ‘Forgotten TV Drama’ range has been announced.  For Maddie With Love (ATV 1980) is released by Network on April 15. Hard-hitting and unsentimental, For Maddie With Love is the story of a woman who knows she is dying and, in doing so, rediscovers the love she has for her husband … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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). … Continue reading

Event at Royal Holloway: ‘From the Nations: Television Made in Scotland and Wales’, 23rd and 24th November 2018 – FULL PROGRAMME

 The Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production, and the History of Forgotten TV Drama project, at Royal Holloway, University of London, have teamed up with the television archive organisation, Kaleidoscope, to co-host a series of screenings and discussions of programmes made by STV (Scottish Television), originally launched in 1957, and HTV (Harlech … Continue reading

‘Drama She Wrote’ at BFI Southbank: ‘Play for Today: The Other Woman’ (BBC 1976) & ‘Second City Firsts: Shall I See You Now’ (BBC 1978)

Our ‘Drama She Wrote’ season at BFI Southbank concludes on Monday with an 8.40 screening of two 1970s plays from BBC Birmingham. The BBC Birmingham connection has been an unexpected occurence as, despite being catalogued, our billed second play (Jill Laurimore’s 1973 ATV drama Family Tree) turned out not to survive in the ITV archive! The … Continue reading

‘Drama She Wrote’ at BFI Southbank: ‘Oranges & Lemons: Brenda’ (LWT/ ITV 1973) and ‘Rooms: Susan’ (Thames/ ITV 1975)

Our ‘Drama She Wrote’ season of neglected TV plays by women writers continues at BFI Southbank at 3.20 on Saturday 6 October with two 1970s ITV dramas about fathers and daughters (featuring a host of familiar TV faces including June Brown, Leslie Dwyer, Cheryl Hall, Nigel Havers, Jane Wymark and Pauline Yates). Rooms (Thames/ ITV … Continue reading

‘Drama She Wrote’ at BFI Southbank: Three marriage plays – ‘The Tamer Tamed’ (BBC 1956), ‘Play For Today: Still Waters’ (BBC 1972) and ‘Centre Play: A Kind of Marriage’ (BBC 1976)

Tonight’s screening in our ‘Drama She Wrote’ season at BFI Southbank (at 6.10) is a value-for-money triple bill of plays about marriage. As well as spanning 20 years of BBC drama production, when watched in sequence the three plays show a developing dialectic about the purpose and value of marriage; Elaine Morgan’s The Tamer Tamed … Continue reading

‘Drama She Wrote’ at BFI Southbank: ‘Love Story’ (ATV/ ITV 1963-74) double bill – ‘Third Party’ (1972) & ‘Home for the Holidays’ (1973)

 Love Story (ATV/ ITV 1963-74) is probably the most popular and long-running British television drama programme to have subsequently suffered from total obscurity and neglect after its broadcast life. To my knowledge, none of the 128 plays made for the series have been subsequently released, repeated or screened since transmission, and no writing – either … Continue reading

‘Drama She Wrote’ – Women dramatists in British television drama in 1974.

I was kindly invited onto the panel that followed the first screening in our ‘Drama She Wrote’ season at BFI Southbank (Seven Faces of Woman: Choice ITV/LWT 1974). The panel also featured Gail Renard (Chair of the Writers’ Guild Of Great Britain), Andrea Newman (the author of Choice, Bouquet of Barbed Wire ITV/LWT 1976 and A … Continue reading

‘Drama She Wrote’ at BFI Southbank: ‘Playhouse: Splinter of Ice’ (Granada/ ITV 1972) + ‘Then and Now: Over’ (BBC 1973)

Our ‘Drama She Wrote’ season of neglected television plays by women writers at BFI Southbank continues at 6.20 on Wednesday 11 September with a double bill of plays by two famous novelists, memoirists, dramatists and playwrights, both of whom have been public figures in British culural life for over fifty years – Fay Weldon and … Continue reading

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