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1970s BBC Northern Ireland Play For Today Wilson John Haire

Play for Today: The Dandelion Clock

By Simon Farquhar Written by Wilson John Haire, produced by Ann Scott and directed by John Bruce. Broadcast at 9.25pm on Thursday, 15 May 1975. Despite being one of the first television dramas to be set amidst the Troubles, Wilson John Haire‚Äôs simple and sincere The Dandelion Clock, broadcast on 15 May 1975, has been […]

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1970s 1980s BBC Caryl Churchill Colin Welland Dominic Behan Joyce Neary Ken Trodd Northern Ireland Play For Today Ron Hutchinson Stewart Parker Wilson John Haire

Play for Today and Northern Ireland

In February 1980, The South Bank Show featured an item, presented by Richard Hoggart, on the scarcity of television drama concerned with the conflict in Northern Ireland. There were probably two main reasons for this. The BBC in Northern Ireland had little experience of drama production and, unlike English Regions Drama in Birmingham and BBC […]