Out now …

Bill Brand – the screenplays.  “The most remarkable serial ever seen on the box” (Sunday Times).  This latest volume published by Spokesman Books contains all eleven episodes of Trevor Griffiths’s celebrated 1976 Thames Television series Bill Brand, which was the fictional account of a young left-wing Labour MP entering Parliament for the first time at a time of great political and industrial unrest.  The series starred Jack Shepherd as Bill Brand, Arthur Lowe, Alan Badel, Cherie Lunghi and many other distinguished actors.  It has never been shown again, nor is it at present commercially available on dvd.  This book is therefore a unique record of a unique television event.  It is available from  www.spokesmanbooks.com.

Bill Brand on dvd

All eleven episodes of this acclaimed 1976 tv series are now available on dvd from www.networkdvd.net.

Also now available from networkdvd.net: the first series of Adam Smith, written by Trevor Griffiths and starring Andrew Keir and Tom Conti, and first shown on Granada TV in 1972.

Habaccuc Dreams

This new short play was commissioned by the Bush Theatre as part of “Sixty Six Books”, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. 66 writers were invited to each choose one book of the Bible to respond to. The show was the opening production of the new Bush Theatre in October 2011, and included two 24-hour performances of the whole cycle of plays and one 12-hour overnight performance at Westminste Abbey.

The Wages of Thin

This one-act black comedy, Trevor Griffiths’s first stage play, written in 1969, received its first revival in nearly 40 years at The Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington in May 2010, in an acclaimed production directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah and starring Ryan Gage, Alan Francis and Richard Sandells, Reviews of this production can be found in the Trevor Griffiths section of the Spokesman Books website at www.spokesmanbooks.com