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Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the Mill

There’s a three-day festival of BBC drama produced by the legendary David Rose that’s taking place at the Midlands Arts Centre (mac) this weekend.

Rose worked out of the English Regions Drama department at Pebble Mill for most of the 1970s and early 80s, and mac are screening a generous range of his efforts across this weekend.

Highlights include a slew of Plays For Today (we think that’s the correct plural), including David Hare’s first film, LICKING HITLER; Mike Leigh’s NUTS IN MAY; Alan Bleasdale’s THE MUSCLE MARKET; and GANGSTERS by Philip Martin, plus stuff from writers including Ian McEwan, Alan Plater and David Rudkin (PENDA’S FEN), and episodes of EMPIRE ROAD, the UK’s first (and last) black soap opera.

David Rose will be attending the event, along with various faces from the time, to introduce screenings and take part in discussions.

Anyway, the mac is on Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston in Birmingham. To book tickets you can either call 0121 446 3232 or buy online, and there’s full programme information here.

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