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Monday, 8 June 2015

The Dennis Potter Collection

Potter (1935-94) was one of the few dramatists that managed to work within the BBC system but at the same time work around it, creating stories that were both a personal reflection of his own worldview and thematically far-reaching. His methods may have been alienating to some folks, but discerning viewers could relate to the flaws in his fictionalised protagonists, most of whom were more real than the kind of 'real lives' presented in Auntie's regular output. The channel was lucky to have such a unique talent.

Television plays and Films:
01. Brimstone and Treacle (1976)
02. Blade on the Feather (1980)
03. Rain on the Roof (1980)
04. Cream in My Coffee (1980)
05. Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
06. Dreamchild (1985)
07. Track 29 (1988)
08. Midnight Movie (1994)

TV Miniseries on our sister site, Nut Box:
01. Blackeyes (1989)
02. Lipstick on Your Collar (1993)
03. Karaoke (1996)
04. Cold Lazarus (1996)

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