Cathy Come Home DVD
Starring Ray Brooks, Carol White, Winifred Dennis, Wally Patch, Adrienne Frame, Emmett Hennessy, Geoffrey Palmer, Gabrielle Hamilton
Directed by Ken Loach
Ken Loach's television play, made for the BBC's Wednesday Play series, is probably the most famous British television play ever, watched by a quarter of the population both on its first broadcast in November 1966 and on its repeat in January 1967.
Carol White stars as the bright young bride Cathy, who is driven to despair by the social and economic forces pitted against her as she struggles to keep her children in a housing system that is constantly working against her.
Loach used voice-overs of actual people caught up in the system and managed to get the unfairness of the system into the debating arena at the time.