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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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1970s Armchair Theatre Billy Smart Gay drama ITV Katy Manning Lesbian drama Pat Hooker The Golden Road Writers

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 […]