Another Sunday and Sweet F.A.
Dir Michael Apted (1972) 50 mins
David Swift, Freddie Fletcher, Fred Feast, Joe Gladwin
Dir Bob Brooks (1979) 89 mins
Nigel Hawthorne, Mick Ford, Kim Taylforth, Michael Elphick
Jack Rosenthal’s work was marked by a deft ability to create ensemble works that always contained beautifully written, fully rounded characters. This pair of dramas highlights this skill, the first directed by Michael Apted for Granada’s Sunday Night Theatre focuses on the trials and tribulations of a Sunday League referee, the second, made for London Weekend Television, a group of aspiring London taxi drivers undertaking one of the most challenging tests of all ‘the knowledge’.