Cathy Come Home

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"Cathy Come Home" was 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.[1][2] Filmed in a gritty, realistic drama documentary style, it was first seen on 16 November 1966 in the BBC's The Wednesday Play slot, which often tackled social issues.

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  1. Childs, Peter; Storry, Michael, eds. (1999). Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Culture. London: Routledge. p. 159. ISBN 9780415147262.
  2. Duguid, Mark. "Cathy Come Home (1966)". British Film Institute. London. Retrieved 16 January 2014.