All Good Men (1974)

A Marxist son challenges his Labour politician father over his acceptance of a peerage.

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Introduction

In its devastating critique of the Labour Party, this play can be seen as a precursor to writer Trevor Griffiths’ masterwork series, Bill Brand (1976).

A Marxist son (Jack Shepherd) returns to confront his father (Bill Fraser), a moderate Labour politician, about his acceptance of a peerage.

The fascinating dialectic and family revelations that emerge result in what Dennis Potter described as ‘some of the sharpest, most telling and intelligent speeches ever heard on television’.

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