Cathy Come Home DVD

Cathy Come Home DVD
Cathy Come Home DVD Cathy Come Home DVD
Controversial, moving and brilliantly acted, this film directed by Ken Loach is arguably the most influential television drama ever broadcast. Watched by 12 million people — a quarter of the British population at the time — on its first broadcast on 16 November 1966, Cathy Come Home was a defining moment in British television history. It provoked major public and political discussion and challenged the accepted conventions of television drama. The film tells the story of Cathy and Reg, a couple with three young children, who find their life spiralling into poverty when Reg loses his well-paid job. Gripping and emotional, it remains a truly ground-breaking piece of dramatic fiction, engaging viewers with social issues, such as homelessness, unemployment and the rights of mothers to keep their own children. Utilising documentary-style filming on location, the film consolidated director Ken Loach’s reputation for hard-hitting social realism.

Special Features
Commentary With Ken Loach Featuring Extracts From Jeremy Sandford's Memoirs Read By James Fox, Housing Problems Documentary
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish Dual Mono
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastCarol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis
ColourBlack & White
DirectorKen Loach
Discs1
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
RegionDVD 4
Released2011-09-05
Run Time77
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1966

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Tags: 1960s