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.
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!