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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 […]

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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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‘The Frighteners: The Manipulators’ (LWT 1972): A contemporary review

The Frighteners, the first title in our new ‘Forgotten TV Dramas’ DVD range (in association with Network Distributing) went on sale today. Little seen (even at the time!), not much was ever written about the series, but while researching the Viewing Notes I did come across this perceptive review of Mike Hodges’ episode The Manipulators […]

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‘Forgotten TV Drama’ DVD range launched in association with Network Distributing Ltd.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new range of ‘Forgotten TV Drama’ DVD titles drawn from the ITV Archive. The range will be curated by the ‘History of Forgotten Drama in the UK’ team at Royal Holloway and released by Network Distributing Ltd. The first title will be The Frighteners, London Weekend Television’s […]