Film

  • Brothers & Sisters (1980)
  • (Scan of original typed script)
  • More information on this film, written and shot in 1979 and released a year later, can be found in the films section of this website. This version (scanned from one of the director's copies used while filming) is essentially the same as that submitted for funding, but contains some handwritten adjustments made during shooting. (British Film Institute)
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  • Autobiography of a man (1983/4) - 'Office' Version
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  • Experimental TV drama looking at development of male sexuality from birth to adulthood. This was the first version that used the frame of a male manager in an office looking back on his early life while simultaneously dealing with sex discrimination issues at work and his wife demanding more equality at home. (Channel Four UK)
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  • Autobiography of a man (1983/4) - 'Personal' Version
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  • Experimental TV drama looking at development of male sexuality from birth to adulthood. This was the final version, which dispensed with the contemporary factory and home life plots, and, instead, used first person narration over a chronological visual depiction of the central character's sexual progression. (Channel Four UK)
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  • The Real Jean (1983)
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  • Feature film script written for British Film Institute as follow-up to Brothers & Sisters. Follows flight across Northern England of Bridlington housewife (Jean) on the run after killing her husband in self-defence and being pursued by a brother-in-law set on revenge. Mixing elements of a contemporary Candide with a 1970s road movie (on foot), the film describes Jean's encounters with the good, bad and ugly of early 80s Britain as well as her ultimate demise. The whole is set within the frame of a first time, female film director, personally concerned about violence against women, trying to write, finance and make a factional feature film of Jean's final days. (BFI)
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  • Waiting for Alan (1984)
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  • More information on this film, written and shot in 1984 and later screened on Channel Four, can be found in the films section of this website. This is the version of the script used to shoot the final film. (Spectre Productions)
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  • Bread of Heaven (1985/86)
  • (Re-typed version of original script)
  • Comedy feature about teenage miner's son and academic's daughter, who meet when miner's family is invited to stay in Cambridge during 1984 miner's strike. Their friendship blossoms and blooms when the daughter goes to stay at pit village and sees harsh reality of strike. (British Film Institute)
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  • Girl from the South (1986/88)
  • (Scan of original typed script)
  • More information on this film, written and shot in 1986 and released in 1988, can be found in the films section of this website. This is a version of the script close to that of the film though it contains several scenes not included in the final screened version. (Spectre Productions and Cori Films)
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  • The Right Relationship (1988/89)
  • (No original script or treatment currently available)
  • Drama about relationship between German and British middle-class families in 1939. (European Script Fund)

  • Removing the Red (1992/1993)
  • (Re-typed version of original script)
  • Humorous history of modern Britain seen through eyes of a 'retired' red telephone box. (BBC)
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  • Looking for a Love (1992/1995)
  • (No original script or treatment currently available)
  • Psychological thriller about young black guy who ventures into a backwater of North Holland countryside with bizarre consequences. (National Film Development Fund UK/ Dutch Producer)

  • The Babymakers (1996 & 2003/05)
  • (Re-typed version of original script)
  • Comedy feature about long distance conception difficulties of a Dutch/Chinese couple working apart in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. In Cantonese, English and Dutch and set in Holland and Hong Kong. Seeking finance. (European Script Fund/ Dutch Film Fund)
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