Cathy Come Home [DVD] 
Vendor: The DVD Hut
Actors: Carol White, Ray Brooks
Directors: Ken Loach
Producers: Tony Garnett
Format: PAL, Black & White, Full Screen, Mono
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: 5 Sept. 2011
Run Time: 77 minutes
Controversial, moving and brilliantly acted, this film directed by Ken Loach is arguably the most influential television drama ever broadcast.
Watched by 12 million people — a quarter of the British population at the time — on its first broadcast on 16 November 1966, Cathy Come Home was a defining moment in British television history. It provoked major public and political discussion and challenged the accepted conventions of television drama.
The film tells the story of Cathy and Reg, a couple with three young children, who find their life spiralling into poverty when Reg loses his well-paid job. Gripping and emotional, it remains a truly ground-breaking piece of dramatic fiction, engaging viewers with social issues, such as homelessness, unemployment and the rights of mothers to keep their own children.
Utilising documentary-style filming on location, the film consolidated director Ken Loach’s reputation for hard-hitting social realism.
- Commentary with Ken Loach
- Bonus Documentary
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on Australian & European DVD players.
USA/Canada customers will need a multi-region enabled player.