I had to cover a media class at very short notice and decided to use this play as a case study of public broadcasting. At the time the "Play for Today" series was a huge hit with me and my contemporaries and this, along with others has stood the test of time. The audience in their early 20's was completely mesmerized by performance, and at the end there was a noticeable, sideways glancing silence, which is a first since a room full of Maltese abhor silence. This was followed by a standing ovation and a lot of conversation about the play. I was almost moved to tears. We followed this a few weeks later by an episode of Steptoe and Son which featured Len Rossitter as an escaped convict, the effect was almost similar. I am about to show them Cathy Come Home. I don't think the BBC knows what it has in its archive and ought to air it more often.
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