Monday 1.30 - 3.30
Was there ever a ‘Golden Age’ of television drama? The course will look at some of the seminal productions of the 60s, 70s and 80s that established the reputation of original TV drama as a new art form. The course will include both one-off plays and series and will consider the impact productions had on the public in the age before multi-channel television. Examples of plays that may be covered: Dennis Potter The Singing Detective: David Mercer The Cellar and the Almond Tree; Jeremy Sandford and Ken Loach Cathy Come Home; Troy Kennedy Martin Edge of Darkness; John Hopkins Talking to a Stranger; Alan Bleasdale Boys from the Blackstuff; Jim Allen Days of Hope.