Jack Rosenthal At ITV (5 Discs) - Various Dramas - £10.00 @ Tesco Jersey
Jack Rosenthal At ITV (5 Discs) - Various Dramas - £10.00 @ Tesco Jersey

Jack Rosenthal At ITV (5 Discs) - Various Dramas - £10.00 @ Tesco Jersey

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Includes the great but now-deleted "The Knowledge". Next cheapest is £16.89 @ Sendit.

One of Britain's greatest dramatists, the award-winning playwright Jack Rosenthal created some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular single plays of the last forty years. Instantly recognisable by their warmth and humour, Rosenthal's scripts were always popular with the viewing public and were invariably big ratings winners. Alongside single plays he also honed his craft on a diverse range of television shows - from Coronation Street (for which he was one of the key writers in the 1960s) to highly-acclaimed comedy and drama shows such as The Dustbinmen, London's Burning and The Lovers (all of which he also created).

The contents of this set showcase the diversity and charm of Rosenthal's work, with many of these shows not seen since their original transmission.

Disc 1:

Another Sunday and Sweet F.A.: Two amateur football teams clash in a local needle match.
Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill: It's a great day in the life of film extra Joe McGill.
The Lovers: Beryl and Geoffrey encounter marital bliss.
Coronation Street: Swindley organises a trip to Blackpool (16 October 1961).
Spaghetti Two-Step: A restaurant experience is enlivened by emotional problems.

Disc 2:

Your Name's Not God, It's Edgar: Edgar has a pretty miserable existence. Then he meets Trevor the student.
Mrs. Thursday - You Don't Have to Book Buckingham Palace: A cockney charlady becomes the main beneficiary to a retired tycoon's estate.
Village Hall - Mr. Ellis versus the People: It's Election Day in the village and the hall is turned into a polling station.
About Face - Bag Lady: A moving monologue from a female vagrant who lives on London's streets.

Disc 3:

Village Hall - There'll Almost Always be an England: A gas leak forces the residents of Quigley Street to live in the hall.
Pardon the Expression - The First Day: Will Swindley manage to last the day at his new job?
Pardon the Expression - The Headmistress: Mr Swindley tries his hand at super salemanship.
The Dustbinmen: A skiving bin gang are on high alert when their new Inspector takes an interest.

Disc 4:

London's Burning: Blue Watch are set off-balance when a female firefighter joins the team.
Bootsie and Snudge - Being Nice to Bootsie: Bootsie chances his arm when he takes to his bed and won't leave it.
Moving Story: Asif's first day on the job as a 'furniture man' is one of enlightenment and discovery.

Disc 5:

The Knowledge: Four men attempt to acquire "The Knowledge" and qualify as a London taxi driver

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