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‘Drama She Wrote’ season at BFI Southbank, September-October 2018

We are pleased to be able to announce details of the ‘Drama She Wrote’ season, held at BFI Southbank this September and October, curated by Dick Fiddy and Billy Smart. The season presents a range of neglected TV dramas by women writers from the ’50s to the ’70s. The full line-up is: Drama She Wrote: […]

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Pat Hooker: Writing for television in the 1970s

Forgotten screenwriter, Pat Hooker, had a number of scripts produced for British television in the 1970s, mainly in a range of popular series.

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Angels: Series 2 (BBC1 1976) – Viewing Notes

The second series of the pioneering BBC1 student nurse series Angels (April 6 – June 29 1976) is available on DVD from Simply Media. I wrote up some viewing notes while I was watching it, concentrating on directorial style and the preoccupations of individual scriptwriters.

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Armchair Theatre: The Golden Road (ITV/ Thames, 30 October 1973)

Even when you work as an assiduous researcher of television drama history, it’s rare that you make a genuinely major discovery, but watching Patricia Hooker’s 1973 Armchair Theatre play, ‘The Golden Road’ (to be screened at BFI Southbank on February 23 as part of our ‘TV’s Forgotten Dramas’ season), I had the tremendously exciting sensation […]