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Author Topic: Which television programmes have added to the culture of the UK?  (Read 684 times)

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Which television programmes have added to the culture of the UK?

Were any of them made in other countries?
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Re: Which television programmes have added to the culture of the UK?
« Reply #1 on: 27 November, 2017, 12:12:11 PM »

I think Ken Loach's TV films take top slot here - his independent films and his unrelenting exposure of injustice and poverty in his TV films such as Poor Cow (1967), homelessness and the ineffective and limping benefits support system exposed in Cathy Come Home (1966) and labour rights exposed in Riff-Raff (1991 and The Navigators (2001) have all brought the spotlight on to previously Victorian workhouse mentalities still surviving into the 20th and 21st centuries.

These all caused massive debate and even affected Parliament. There is of course still a long way to go but I'd nominate Ken Loach because absolutely no improvements in cultural life are possible in a society that still hasn't enough to eat or doesn't have the security to bring up their families.

After Ken Loach I'd nominate David Attenborough' programmes - for changing our culture so fundamentally as to include the environment and pollution and illegal logging etc etc - all vital and increasingly important threads in our culture.
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