Cathy Come Home


wednesday 29th january 2014 7.30pm

Cathy Come Home was a ground-breaking BBC drama made in 1966, which led to debate in parliament and ultimately a review of social care law.

At Riverside Studios on 29th January 2014 you can see the play on the cinema screen, followed by an interview with star Ray Brooks

Cathy (Carol White) and Reg (Ray Brooks) are in a flourishing relationship, having a child and living in a modern home. However when Reg is injured and loses his job, they are evicted by bailiffs and face a life of poverty and unemployment, illegally squatting in empty houses and staying in shelters. Finally, Cathy has her children taken away by social services.

The play, directed by Ken Loach, broached issues of homelessness, unemployment and the rights of mothers - not widely discussed in the popular media. It was watched by 12 million people – a quarter of the British population at the time – on its first broadcast. The hard-hitting subject matter and highly realistic documentary style, new to British television, created a huge impact on its audience.

Tickets for this special screening and interview are now available from the Riverside Studios Box Office (click here). Adults £9-50, concessions £8-50

Riverside Box Office Telephone: (020) 8237 1111

Ticket price is for the screening only - Ray Brooks appears subject to personal and professional commitments