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DVD: Alan Plater at ITV | reviews, news & interviews

DVD: Alan Plater at ITV

DVD: Alan Plater at ITV

Seven plays, variously showing his affinity for the common man and cryptic humour

Nothing but the truth: Kenneth Branagh as DH Lawrence in 'Coming Through'Central Independent Television
Seven works are collected on this sampler of the formidably prolific Plater’s television writing - a  soupçon from a broth that is rich, flavoursome, and usually satisfying. Though omitting anything from The Stars Look Down, The Good Companions, Get Lost! and Selwyn Froggitt, among other series he wrote for ITV, the set fully demonstrates Plater’s affinity for the common man, his sensitive approach to the class struggle, and his taste for cryptic humour.

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