Neville Smith: A Retrospective

In January we continue our annual retrospective of British screenwriters. This time we dust off the work of writer and actor Neville Smith. Renowned for sharply humorous scripts that often included a hefty dose of left-wing politics, today Smith is perhaps best known for his screenplay for the Albert Finney starring Gumshoe, now considered something of an early 1970s British classic.

Previously in this season


Albert Finney gives a career-best performance as night club compere Eddie Ginley who has dreams of being Liverpool’s answer to Sam Spade – dreams that…

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After A Lifetime

First screened on ITV and directed by Ken Loach, After a Lifetime is something of a neglected, social realist masterpiece.

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The World Cup: A Captain’s Tale

Made for Tyne Tees television by the ever-reliable Tom Clegg Smith once again delivers a top-notch, uplifting, football drama.

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Double Bill: The Golden Vision + Match of the Day

This double bill brings together two of Smith’s football themed television dramas.

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Double Bill: Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf + Bag of Yeast

Two more classics showcasing screenwriter and actor Neville Smith.

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Double Bill: Apaches + Long Shot

We showcase further work from screenwriter and actor Neville Smith.

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