Jim Allen remains one of the most important British screenwriters. His work is driven by a clear commitment to socialist politics and is unafraid to ask important and still highly relevant questions about power, compassion and how we might strive to create a better world for all. What better time to revisit some of his key works.
Find out more about our Jim Allen Retrospective in this month’s film podcast. (Tune in from 1 minute 42 seconds).
Previously in this season
Here we offer another double bill of Allen rarities. Firstly a studio play that explores the dilemmas faced by the Catholic Church in Italy in…
Two more of Allen’s highly charged political dramas. The former a BBC Play for Today directed by Loach that was an immediate response to the…