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Fay Weldon

Heart of the Country + Fay Weldon in conversation, hosted by Lord Melvyn Bragg

We screen the first episode of this picture of life in 80s Britain, followed by an unmissable discussion.

Image from Heart of the Country + Fay Weldon in conversation, hosted by Lord Melvyn Bragg

BBC 1987
Dir Brian Farnham
With Susan Penhaligon, Christian Bale, Rosalind Bennett, Jaqueline Tong
Ep1 60min. Total runtime 120min

Fay Weldon’s first original serial for television was this deceptively savage, four-part examination of survival in the Britain of the 1980s. Weldon later revised the story for a best-selling novel. Following the screening, we’re pleased to welcome Fay Weldon to the BFI Southbank stage to talk about her work for television and her illustrious career, in conversation with Lord Melvyn Bragg.


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