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Tony Garnett$

Stephen Lacey

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719066283

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719066283.001.0001

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(p.171) Appendix I: List of television plays and films

(p.171) Appendix I: List of television plays and films

Tony Garnett
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Tony Garnett as producer: television plays/films and long-form dramas

Up the Junction

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 3 November 1965

Writer Nell Dunn; Director Ken Loach; Producer James MacTaggart (Garnett was nominally story editor, but took a co-producing role)

Cathy Come Home

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 16 November 1966

Writer Jeremy Sandford; Director Ken Loach

The Little Master Mind

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 14 December 1966

Writer Nemone Lethbridge; Director James MacTaggart

The Lump

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 1 February 1967

Writer Jim Allen; Director Jack Gold

In Two Minds

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 1 March 1967

Writer David Mercer; Director Ken Loach

The Voices in the Park

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 5 April 1967

Writer Leon Griffiths; Director John Mackenzie

Drums Along the Avon

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 24 May 1967

Writer Charles Wood; Director James MacTaggart

(p.172) An Officer of the Court

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 20 December 1967

Writer Nemone Lethbridge; Director James MacTaggart

The Golden Vision

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 17 April 1968

Writers Neville Smith and Gordon Honeycombe; Director Ken Loach

The Gorge

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 4 September 1968

Writer Peter Nicols; Director Christopher Morahan

Some Women

BBC1; tx 27 August 1969

Writer Tony Parker; Director Roy Battersby

The Big Flame

BBC Wednesday Play; tx 19 Feb 1969

Writer Jim Allen; Director Ken Loach

The Parachute

BBC Play of the Month; tx 26 January 1969; as a Wednesday Play on 6 August 1969

Writer David Mercer; Director Anthony Page

In Black and White

Kestrel/LWT; not transmitted

Writer Jeremy Sandford; Director Ken Loach

After a Lifetime

Kestrel/LWT; tx 18 July 1971

Writer Neville Smith; Director Ken Loach

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

BBC; tx 22 February 1972

Writers Bertolt Brecht and George Tabori; Director Jack Gold

Hard Labour

BBC Play for Today; tx 12 March 1973

Writer/Deviser/Director Mike Leigh

Blooming Youth

BBC Play for Today; tx 18 June 1973

Writer/Deviser/Director Les Blair

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BBC Play for Today; tx 4 June 1974

Writer/Deviser/Director Brian Parker

The Enemy Within

BBC Play for Today; tx 10 June 1974

Writer/Deviser/Director Les Blair

Five Minute Films: The Birth of the 2001 FA Cup Goalie; Old Chums; Probation; A Light Snack; Afternoon.

BBC; made 1975; untransmitted until 1985 (various times)

Writer/Director/Deviser Mike Leigh

The Price of Coal x 2

BBC Plays for Today; Meet the People: A Film for the Silver Jubilee: tx 29 March 1977; Back to Reality: tx 5 April 1977

Writer Barry Hines; Director Ken Loach

The Spongers

BBC Play for Today; tx 24 January 1978

Writer Jim Allen; Director Roland Joffe

Law and Order x 4

BBC Play for Today; A Detective's Tale: tx 6 April 1978; A Villain's Tale: tx 13 April 1978; A Brief's Tale; tx 20 April 1978; A Prisoner's Tale: 27 April 1978

Writer G.F. Newman; Director Les Blair

Tony Garnett as executive producer for (Island) World Productions

Only Island/World programmes where Garnett has been producer or executive producer are included here.

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

BBC2; four series tx 16 November 1989–3 September 1995

Executive Producer Tony Garnett; Writers/Producers Geoff Atkinson and Kim Fuller

Born Kicking

BBC1; tx 20 September 1992

Writer Barry Hines; Director Mandie Fletcher; Producer Tony Garnett

Between the Lines

BBC1; 3 series (35 episodes) tx 18 September 1992–21 December 1994

Series creator and main writer John Wilsher; other writers included Dusty (p.174) Hughes and Rob Heyland; directors included Ross Devonshire, Alan Dosser, Charles McDougall, Jenny Killick and Roy Battersby; Producer Peter Norris

Cardiac Arrest

BBC1: 3 series (27 episodes) tx 21 April 1994–22 June 1996

Writer Jed Mercurio (aka John MacUre); directors David Hayman, Audrey Cooke, Morag Fullerton, David Garnett, Jo Johnson, Peter Mullan;producers Paddy Higson and Margaret Matheson.


BBC1; 6 series (58 episodes) tx 11 February 1996–15 April 2001

Series creator and main writer Kieren Prendiville; other writers include Niall Leonard, Jo O’Keefe, John Forte, Robert Jones and Rio Flanning; directors Richard Standeven, Paul Harrison, Dermot Boyd; producers Joy Lale, Chris Griffin, Chris Clough, David Shanks; Garnett was executive producer for series 2 only (series 1, 4–6 were executive produced by Sophie Balhetchet, series 3 by Brenda Reid)

This Life

BBC2; 2 series (32 episodes) tx 18 March 1996–7 August 1997

Series creator and main writer Amy Jenkins; writing team included Richard Zajdlic, Jimmy Gardner, Amelia Bullmore Patrick Wilde, Mathew Graham, Mark Davies Markham, Joe Ahearne, Ian Iqbal Rashid; directors included Sam Miller, Audrey Cooke, Nigel Douglas, Harry Bradbeer, Joy Perino, Joe Ahearne, Morag Fullerton; Producer Jane Fallon

The Cops

BBC2; 3 series (24 episodes) tx 19 October 1998–15 March 2001

Writing team included Jimmy Gardner, Anita Panolfo, Stephen Brady, James Quirk, Robert Jones; directors Harry Bradbeer, Alrick Riley, Kenny Glennan;producer Eric Coulter (who was also executive Producer on series 3)


BBC2; 2 series (29 episodes) tx 26 September 2000–24 April 2002

Series creator Tony Garnett; writers Toby Whitehouse, Richard Zajdlic, Amelia Bullmore, Harriet Brown, Harriet Braunn, Rachel Pole, Simon Block, Simon McCleave; directors Harry Bradbeer, Omar Madha, Julian Homes, Kenny Glenaan, Tony Smith, Susannah White; Producer Simon Heath


Channel 4; 1 series (8 episodes) tx 14 January–4 March 2003

Series creator and main writers Jimmy Gardner and Robert Jones; other writers Stephen Brady, Richard Zajdlic; directors Kenny Glenaan, Morag McKinnon; producer Kath Mattock.