Alan Clarke at the BBC, Volume 1: Dissent (6-DVD Box Set)

Release Date: 13 June 2016 | Certificate: Suitable for 18 years and over
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ALAN CLARKE AT THE BBC, VOLUME 1: DISSENT (6-DVD box set)
Director: Alan Clarke

[Clarke] was sceptical, cynical of authority, rebellious but not ideological, instinctively principled but also practical and canny... He was the best of us.
Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena)

Although probably best remembered for the controversial and groundbreaking dramas Scum, Made in Britain and The Firm,, the breath of Alan Clarke's radical, political, innovative, inspirational work, along with his influence on generations of filmmakers, such as Gus Van Sant, Paul Greengrass, Andrea Arnold, Harmony Korine, Clio Barnard and Shane Meadows, should see him rightly regarded as one of Britain's greatest ever filmmaking talents.

This long-overdue box set brings together all of the surviving stand-alone BBC TV dramas that Alan Clarke directed between 1969 and 1977, including such neglected classics as Horace, Penda's Fen, Diane and Funny Farm, as well as the infamous Scum, which was banned for 14 years.

Extensive extras include David Leland introductions, extracts from BBC discussion show Tonight, newly-produced documentaries and audio commentaries and the BBC Arena documentary 'When is a Play Not a Play?'

Special features

  • All filmed productions newly remastered in HD
  • All VT productions newly remastered in SD
  • Alan Clarke: Out of his Own Light (2016): multi-part documentary, featuring actors, writers and producers
  • Arena When is a Play Not a Play? (1978): archive BBC TV documentary exploring the impact of then-new TV plays that blurred the lines between documentary and drama
  • Tonight discussion about Scum
  • David Leland introductions to To Encourage the Others and Scum
  • Extensive booklet with new essays by writers including David Rolinson, Lizzie Francke, Nick Wrigley, Ashley Clark and Kaleem Aftab, with a foreword by Molly Clarke; and full credits
  • Other extras TBC
Release Date: 13 June 2016
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Catalogue No: BFIV2065