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‘Sunday Night Theatre: The Hotel in Amsterdam’ (ITV/ ATV 1971): In conversation with Anthony Page and Nicholas Wright at BFI Southbank.

The second ‘Television’s Forgotten Dramas’ season at BFI Southbank was launched on 2 February 2017 with a screening of John Osborne’s The Hotel in Amsterdam, followed by a discussion about the play, John Osborne, and forgotten television drama more generally, with Anthony Page (the play’s original director, of both stage and TV versions) and playwright […]

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‘Forgotten Dramas 2’ at BFI Southbank: ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ and ‘The Nearly Man’

Our Forgotten Dramas season continues on Monday 13 February at 6.20 pm in NFT2 with a double bill of 1970s political dramas, made by Granada, at which we will be very pleased to welcome the director of The Nearly Man, John Irvin, and the script-editor of The Eagle Has Landed, Jonathan Powell.  The Eagle Has […]

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‘Forgotten Television Dramas 2’ at BFI Southbank: ‘Sunday Night Theatre: The Hotel in Amsterdam’ (ATV/ ITV, 1971)

  Our second ‘Forgotten Television Dramas’ season launches at 6.00 this evening with a screening of John Osborne’s ‘The Hotel in Amsterdam’, unseen since 1971. A full article about this play (and a later 2004 BBC production) can be found on our blog here. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the play’s […]

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‘Forgotten Dramas 2: Rediscovering British Television’s Neglected Plays’ Season at BFI Southbank: February 2017

We are pleased to be able to announce details of the second ‘Forgotten Dramas: Rediscovering British Television’s Neglected Plays’ season, held at BFI Southbank this February, curated by Lez Cooke, John Hill and Billy Smart as a part of the AHRC-funded ‘History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK’ project at Royal Holloway College, University […]

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Dramatic Spaces: The Imaginative World of the TV Studio (Dead of Night: The Exorcism, BBC 1972)

Don’t have nightmares. We decided to open our season – ‘Dramatic Spaces: The Imaginative World of the TV Studio’ – with The Exorcism (BBC2, 5 November 1972) for two reasons.

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Play for Today: Red Shift (BBC1, 17 January 1978)

This BFI release of the 1978 Play for Today, Red Shift, joins 2013’s DVD of John Bowen’s Robin Redbreast (from the same series) as an unlikely beneficiary of commercial interest in cult TV titles.

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Out of the Unknown (BBC2, 1965-71)

The science fiction single play anthology series Out of the Unknown (BBC2, 1965-71) has long been something of a holy grail DVD release for cult TV enthusiasts.

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‘Women in TV: The Legacy of Verity Lambert’ at BFI Southbank, April 2015

April’s TV season at BFI Southbank celebrates the work of producer Verity Lambert, concentrating on some of the more forgotten and neglected titles from her remarkable career at the forefront of British television drama.

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Play of the Month: The Common (BBC1, 21 October 1973)

Peter Nichols 1973 play ‘The Common’ (which concludes our ‘TV’s Forgotten Dramas’ season at BFI Southbank on February 26), presents a drama of intricate balances and elegant ironies, realised through the story of two contrasting couples living either side of a common in a London suburb.

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‘Forgotten Dramas: Rediscovering British Television’s Neglected Plays’ Season at BFI Southbank: February 2015

We are pleased to be able to announce details of the ‘Forgotten Dramas: Rediscovering British Television’s Neglected Plays’ season, held at BFI Southbank this February, curated by Lez Cooke and Billy Smart as a part of the AHRC-funded ‘History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK’ project at Royal Holloway College, University of London.