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Cathy Come Home

Controversial, moving and brilliantly acted, this film directed by Ken Loach is arguably the most influential television drama ever broadcast.
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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.
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SKU 5051561033254
Director Ken Loach
Format DVD
Publisher(s) 2entertain
Aspect ratio 4:3 - 1.33:1
Language(s) English
Running time 77 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG
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