Three Ring Circus + Panel and Q&A

Following a screening of James MacTaggart's Three Ring Circus (1961), a panel including TV historian Lez Cooke, producer Ken Trodd and directors Philip Saville and Piers Haggard discusses the experimental TV movement and its legacy today.

After Cooke describes the state of television programming in the early 1960s, the group comnsiders writers and directors who rejected the usual constraints of pure naturalism to experiment with new styles and forms, including MacTaggart and Dennis Potter.



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