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1970s 1980s BBC Archive BBC North East BFI National Archive Directors Dramatised Documentaries Regional Drama

Drama-Documentaries from BBC North East (1971-86)

BBC North East & Cumbria is not known for its drama productions, yet between 1971 and 1986 at least eleven dramatised documentaries were produced by this regional BBC production centre, two of them in three parts, making 15 half-hour programmes altogether.

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1970s BBC Archive BBC East BFI National Archive Dramatised Documentaries Regional Drama

In a Country Churchyard (1975-78)

Of the BBC’s regional production centres BBC East is not known for its television drama productions.

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Tom Grattan’s War (Yorkshire Television/ ITV 1968-70)

This paper looks at a British children’s television drama serial of the late 1960s, Tom Grattan’s War, and tries to establish its significance by asking a simple question: Who was this series made for?

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Second City Firsts

Our ‘TV’s Forgotten Dramas’ season at BFI Southbank opens on 3 February with a screening of two plays from the Second City Firsts series, Alan Bleasdale’s Early to Bed (1975) and Ian McEwan’s Jack Flea’s Birthday Celebration (1976), followed by a panel discussion with Alison Steadman, former Commisioning Editor of Drama at Channel 4 Peter […]

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Forgotten Television Drama Lez Cooke Regional Drama

The Forgotten History of British TV Drama

by Lez Cooke In recent years, there has been a degree of return to empirically-based television history that seeks to ‘revise’ the conventional ways in which television’s past has been understood.