Dennis Potter: A Life on Screen
This book examines the work of the late, celebrated television playwright, Dennis Potter. Drawing upon original research, including unpublished scripts, interviews with top film and television practitioners, as well as a rare interview with the writer himself, John Cook reveals the often astonishing array of themes which link together all of Potter's writing: from his early television plays in the 1960s right through to his final works in 1994.
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