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By Dave Rolinson

The British tv director Alan Clarke is essentially linked to the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play Scum, and his learn of soccer hooliganism, The Firm. This booklet uncovers the total variety of his paintings from the mythic delusion of Penda's Fen, to the unconventional brief movie on terrorism, Elephant. Dave Rolinson makes use of unique learn to ascertain the advance of Clarke's profession from the theatre and the "studio approach" of provocative tv play strands of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, to the more and more own paintings of the Nineteen Eighties, which demonstrated him as one among Britain's maximum auteur tv directors.

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George’s Room (1967) also features a ‘man’ (John Neville) meeting a ‘woman’ (Geraldine Moffatt). She is a Northern widow looking to rent out a room; however, this is ‘not merely a room’, but has come to symbolise her inability to escape her dead husband’s stranglehold and rebuild her self-esteem. George moved into the spare room having lost interest in sex, and she grew to fear this room during her Friday visits to collect the housekeeping money: ‘I wasn’t to knock, just wait until he called. Mind, I had to behave myself when I got in.

There began a long struggle to clear his name, crucial in which was David Yallop’s book To Encourage the Others. Investigative journalist Yallop was another of Clarke’s collaborators whose work explores similar areas. Beyond Reasonable Doubt? touches upon scapegoats and individual victims of injustice; How They Stole the Game studies FIFA President Dr João Havelenge, sharing with The Firm a concern with those feeding off football; while the semi-fictional Unholy Alliance – which Clarke and Yallop discussed filming – portrays a real-life global cartel dwarfing that portrayed by Clarke in Beloved Enemy (1981).

Therefore, I will reflect upon the ‘studio system’ of the single play which I described in my Introduction by discussing one of the less representative pieces with which Clarke Rolinson_AC_02_Chap 1 28 17/5/05, 9:05 am The director in television’s ‘studio system’ 29 developed his technique as a director on 16mm film: The Hallelujah Handshake (1970). Following a superb year for Colin Welland, it is not surprising that reviewers privileged him as the author of The Hallelujah Handshake. This was one of four plays for which he won the Society of Film and Television Arts Award for best script, along with Slattery’s Mounted Feet, Say Goodnight to Your Grandma and Roll on Four O’Clock.

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