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Colin Callender Praises Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen at ‘The Dresser’ Premiere

23 October 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

From “Game of Thrones” to “Downton Abbey,” TV schedules around the world are awash with drama – but the single play is virtually ignored.

Veteran British producer Colin Callender hopes this situation may change on the back of “The Dresser,” the new Anthony Hopkins-Ian McKellen collaboration commissioned by the BBC and part-funded by Starz.

“I hope the BBC takes courage from this,” said Callender speaking following the show’s premier at London’s Nft attended by cast members including McKellen and Emily Watson. “There is a lack of one-off plays on TV. Plays adapt better on TV than in film … but the single drama on TV is an endangered species.”

Callender explained that in the U.K. TV drama’s roots are in the single play. He cited strands like the BBC’s “Play for Today” and “The Wednesday Play” celebrated for seminal shows like “Cathy Come Home.”

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