The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
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Cathy Come Home 

Cathy loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare system.

Director:

Ken Loach (as Kenneth Loach)

Writer:

Jeremy Sandford (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carol White ... Cathy
Ray Brooks ... Reg
Winifred Dennis Winifred Dennis ... Mrs. Ward
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Grandad
Adrienne Frame Adrienne Frame ... Eileen
Emmett Hennessy Emmett Hennessy ... Johnny
Alec Coleman Alec Coleman ... Wedding Guest
Geoffrey Palmer ... Property Agent
Gabrielle Hamilton Gabrielle Hamilton ... Welfare Officer
Phyllis Hickson Phyllis Hickson ... Mrs. Alley
Frank Veasey Frank Veasey ... Mr. Hodge
Barry Jackson ... Rent Collector
James Benton James Benton ... Man at Eviction
Ruth Kettlewell Ruth Kettlewell ... Judge
John Baddeley John Baddeley ... Housing Officer
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Cathy loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare system. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Drama

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This film is featured as a bonus on "Kes", released by the Criterion Collection, spine #561. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Ward: You don't care. You only pretend to care.
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46 Years On Still Packs A Punch
2 June 2012 | by SkiesAreBlueSee all my reviews

I didn't see this when it came out but remember friends discussing it. It would have been on the Australian Broadcasting Commission Channel 2. Some how it always stuck in my mind and finally ordered the DVD. England was in a bad way after the War. War costs money and sometimes you wonder who won the war (or battle) as Japan and Germany seem to come out like Phoenix out of a fire. What went horribly wrong that so many people were left homeless, landlords allowed to rent hovels and the "No Children" clause. Separated families, men in one lodgings, wife and children in another. No visitations after 8pm. Sex obviously didn't happen before that time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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