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The Wednesday Play

Tap On the Shoulder, A

1965: the strand sheds its adaptation-heavy beginnings and really gets into its stride. James O’Connor’s story of a gangster’s meteoric rise through the underworld to a position of wealth and power was one of the first Wednesday Plays to cause a media furore, primarily because its author had been convicted for murder in the past. An early directorial outing for master of the polemic, Ken Loach.

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