Book Description

London, Marion Boyars, 1976 . 1st edition. Very good hardback covers in a very good + pictorial dust jacket showing the actress Carol White. Internally good. Black and white ills. ( some ink nos on the verso title page. ) Very scarce title as most of the copies went to public libraries.
Dealer Notes
After the television showing the Guardian declared "Cathy Come Home makes 'Up the Junction' look like a Sunday School treat (Jeremy Sandford's wife was Nell Dunn, author on 'Up the Junction').
"Cathy Come Home" is a 1966 BBC television play about homelessness. It was written by Jeremy Sandford, produced by Tony Garnett and directed by Ken Loach. A 1998 Radio Times readers' poll voted it the "best single television drama" and a 2000 industry poll rated it as the second-best British television programme ever made. Filmed in a gritty, realistic drama documentary style, it was first broadcast on 16 November 1966 on BBC1. The play was shown in the BBC's The Wednesday Play anthology strand, which often tackled social issues.
One commentator called it "an ice-pick in the brain of all who saw it". The play produced a storm of phone calls to the BBC, and discussion in Parliament. For years afterwards Carol White was stopped in the street by people pressing money into her hand, convinced she must be actually homeless.[
Author Sandford Jeremy
Date 1976
Binding Hardback
Publisher Marion Boyers
Condition Very Good +
Pages 143

Price: £125.00

Offered by White Eagle Books

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