Bill Brand

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    Some Saturday viewing: I’d not heard of it before, but the writer, Trevor Griffiths recently died.

    #252247
    imposs1904
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    Excellent series.

    Also check out Griffiths’ ‘All Good Men’, a standalone Play For Today which is on YouTube, which touches upon similar themes relating to the Labour Party but is more about historical betrayal.

    #252300

    Finally made it all the way through: I particularly enjoyed Arthur Lowe as the slippery Prime Minister.

    I’ve just run across another cracking series:

    The Guardians, Britain falls to a military coup…

    #252302
    imposs1904
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    That’s Bridget from Grange Hill in the thumbnail!!!

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    imposs1904
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    All Good Men by Trevor Griffiths from 1974.

    By all accounts, Griffiths was heavily influenced by Ralph Miliband’s Parliamentary Socialism:

    #252305
    Mike Foster
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    I watched The Guardians a few years ago, and was quite impressed. I remember it as being something you have to concentrate more on than most TV, as it describes the politics of a fascist England and resistance to it in some detail. This means that it’s often quite ‘talky’ and earnest, which isn’t a criticism, just that you have to get into its style. The series’ main writer, John Bowen, has a decent track record of folk-horror with a political edge.

    #252306

    @imposs1904 indeed it is, but, erm, younger. Strange way to see Mrs McCluskey…

    Another series:

    Edward Woodward, a slightly more right wing dystopia (he’s a people smuggler in the first episode, helping people escape Grim Britain to go to a better life!) The second series ends with a Thatcher-alike leading the liberation against the big state: it was Billed as 1984+6 years…

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