Dennis Potter

today I've been watching interviews with Dennis Potter, a British playwright who's work was mostly broadcast on British televison in 1960s through to 1990s up until his death in 1994. Chris Case had sent an email to the TechGnosis mail list which put me onto them.

first I watched his last interview with Melvyn Bragg in 1994.

there are multiple parts to this interview
part1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_tAK0pIuAQ
part2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1gn7AmjP28
part3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqucPVCwSe8
part4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imkN7iGRlow
part5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUwrW0-w8Ss
part6 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS_y7oBfq_Q
part7 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei1EjjlGNSY
part8 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frl4yR2satw

his last programs were Karaoke and Cold Lazarus - a couple of clips from these shows are here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBNzbfpZqyg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0x2hX6l8f4
these aren't available on dvd due to licensing issues (one of Potters wishes was for each to be broadcast on BBC and Channel4 as each was written for one of the stations)

here's his views on watching television and the commercialism of television :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAYckQbZWbU

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