Saturday, May 13, 2017


The Guardian obituary of tv drama producer Michael Wearing, who brought Boys from the Black Stuff, Edge of Darkness and Our Friends in the North to our screens, reminds us of his early theatrical work.

Whilst working as a research assistant at Leeds University, he directed the Theatre Group in a production of Max Frisch's Chinese Wall, starring Alan Yentob; the three-hour show, with a cast of 31, won the 1967 Student Drama Award in Cardiff, sponsored by the Sunday Times, and was given a short run at The Garrick.

For Yentob completists, below (right) is our hero on stage in Cardiff (not Noel Gallagher).

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