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The Evacuees
Dir Alan Parker (BBC, 1975) 75 mins (approx.)
Maureen Lipman; Gary Carp; Steven Serember

Bar Mitzvah Boy
Dir Michael Tuchner (BBC 1976) 75 mins (approx.)
Jeremy Steyn; Kim Clifford; Mark Herman; Adrienne Posta

These two dramas, broadcast in the BBC’s Play for Today slot, are great examples of the ways in which Rosenthal was able to masterfully mould his own youthful experiences into great pieces of television drama. Both are widely cited today as highlights of 1970s British television drama.