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Daughters of Albion

Daughters of Albion is one of the featured TV films at TV Heaven at the National Media Museum in Bradford

 

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Daughters of Albion...

The Television Film

Written for ITV's first Plays for Pleasure season and produced by Yorkshire ITV. Produced in 1978 by David Cunliffe and directed by Pedr James, who also directed Our Day Out two years earlier.

A play about three girls from a Liverpool biscuit factory who find themselves at a student party, separated from the other guests by a yawning gulf of culture and expectation. It was written for ITV's first Plays for Pleasure season (which was ITVs response to the BBC's Play for Today) and follows a similiar theme to Willy Russell's more famous later works such as Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine in which working class women from Liverpool encounter and 'educated' world other than their own.
 

Above is a snippett of the TV film. The play's text has been published and the piece has been performed theatrically, and was performed by the Liverpool Playhouse Youth Theatre in 1985. The play's title is a quotation from a William Blake poem.

 

 

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