4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Not all formulae are formulaic
Ian Butterworth from United Kingdom
1 December 2006
The Wednesday play seemed to me a brave attempt to do something new and
interesting with drama on television. Very like fringe theatre in some
respects but with an ability to stretch locations I found it immensely
stimulating as a teenager and would love to see more TV drama like it.
Things like The Sopranos or 6' under seem to me to represent a very
commercialised aspect of the attempt to surprise and stimulate that The
Wednesday Play did in an understated way.
I suppose one could look back to things like Armchair Theatre to such
one-offs too. I know that writers of equally good talent must still
exist but are they getting the chances they deserve? Otherwise, what do
we do? Flog off to Edinburgh again and sleep on a floor? At my age?
Well, yes of course if I have to.
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