Formative Films Season
Cathy Come Home - plus Q&A
A defining piece of British television that provoked major public and political discussion.
Director: Ken Loach
Cast includes: Carol White, Ray Brooks
Introduced by Peter Chowney, Leader of Hastings Borough Council
77 Mins / 1966 / UK
Part of our Formative Films season, which invites special guests to present a film that was influential to their lives and to share the reasons for their choice.
Peter Chowney's choice is Cathy Come Home, which tells the story of Cathy and Reg, a couple with three young children, who find their life spiraling into poverty when Reg loses his well-paid job. Gripping and emotional, this BBC television play 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.
A defining moment in British television history that provoked major public and political discussion.