Rent Cathy Come Home (1966)

4.1 of 5 from 79 ratings
1h 17min
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Cathy Come Home is probably the most famous British television play ever, watched by a quarter of the population both on its first broadcast in 1966 and on its repeat in 1967. Its impact was enormous, provoking questions in the Houses of Parliament and helping launch the new housing charity Shelter. Ken Loach and producer Tony Garnett also ushered in a new style of television drama , taking the cameras onto the streets and fusing documentary and drama styles to give the story an extra sense of reality, and a devastating emotional impact. Carol White is exceptional as the bright young bride driven to despair by the social and economic forces pitted against her.
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Jeremy Sandford, Ken Loach
British Films, Drama
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Run Time:
77 minutes
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Commentary by Ken Loach together with extracts from writer Jeremy Sandford's memoirs read by James Fox
  • A 1935 documentary Housing Problems
  • ROM content of the original filming schedule

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Ready for a remake - Cathy Come Home review by MD

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A dated looking B/W film from the 1960's but still completely relevant, about a young couple's descent into homelessness. I don't know about the ins and outs of the social security system these days, but I recognised the surrounding conversation about immigratnts and housing shortages. It was word for word exacly the same as it is now. It's shocking to realise, we in Britain are still going round and round in the same circles... the immigrants are causing the housing shortage... oh no they are not, we need them to do jobs we cannot fill ourselves... and so on. WOW!

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