Alan Clarke

Described as 'the best of us' by Stephen Frears, Alan Clarke was the most radical and uncompromising of the generation of directors who forged their careers on British TV.

In 2016 Clarke is championed by the BFI with a season at BFI Southbank cinema, a DVD/Blu-ray box set and this collection on BFI Player. To complement the box set, which focuses on Clarke's BBC films, BFI Player presents the director's few forays into feature-films and his work for ITV and Associated-Rediffusion.

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Made in BritainMade in Britain

Drama198276 minsDirector: Alan Clarke

Tim Roth burst onto British screens with his coruscating performance as a teenage skinhead in this TV play from Alan Clarke and David Leland.

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The Fifty-seventh SaturdayThe Fifty-seventh Saturday

196826 minsDirector: Alan Clarke

Veteran character actor Ronald Fraser plays a middle-aged man trapped in the dull routine of his Saturday-afternoon love affair.

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196826 minsSilentDirector: Alan Clarke

Alun Owen and director Alan Clarke's extraordinary power-play charts the explosive sexual dynamic between the titular heroine and her obsessive lover.

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Rita, Sue and Bob TooRita, Sue and Bob Too

Drama198693 minsDirector: Alan Clarke

A married man seduces two teenage babysitters in Alan Clarke’s mix of bawdy comedy and social comment, based on Andrea Dunbar’s Bradford plays.

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Drama196727 minsDirector: Alan Clarke

Two strangers (Wendy Craig and Colin Blakely) come together in a park shelter and engage in a frank, confessional and confrontational conversation.

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Goodnight AlbertGoodnight Albert

196826 minsDirector: Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke directs Roy Minton’s intimate play detailing the frank yet touching relationship between a brash young miner and his gran.

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