The Changing Forest

Robert Glenister reads Dennis Potter's 1961 personal study of his birthplace, the Forest of Dean, abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson.

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In 1961, the playwright Dennis Potter revisited his birthplace, the Forest of Dean, and found it in a state of profound uncertainty. His personal study of the area is abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson and read by Robert Glenister.

1: The First Jukebox

Producer Andy Jordan

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Unknown: Dennis Potter

Unknown: Andrew Simpson

Read By: Robert Glenister.

Producer: Andy Jordan

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By Dennis Potter.

2: No Job for Life. For the coal-mining community of the Forest of Dean, pit closures in 1961 brought change. For details see yesterday

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Unknown: Dennis Potter.

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By Dennis Potter. 3: Empty Pews

In 1961, the old Chapel religion was losing its grip on the local community. For details see Monday

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By Dennis Potter.

4: Out with the Old. In 1961, the Forest of Dean elders remembered the past. But the young people embraced what was new.

For details see Monday

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By Dennis Potter.

Final part: A Time of Tension. For some people, change breeds insecurity, for others, opportunity. Forthe inhabitants of the Forest of Dean in 1961, it also brought tension.

For details see Monday

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Change breeds insecurity, opportunity and tension amongst the inhabitants of the Forest of Dean. Episode 5 of 5.

Change breeds insecurity, opportunity and tension amongst the inhabitants of the Forest of Dean. Episode 5 of 5.

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In 1961, playwright Dennis Potter revisited his birthplace, the Forest of Dean, and found it in a state of profound uncertainty.

Robert Glenister reads Dennis Potter's 1961 personal study of his birthplace, the Forest of Dean. Episode 1 of 5.

Robert Glenister reads Dennis Potter's 1961 personal study of his birthplace, the Forest of Dean. Episode 1 of 5.

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For the coal-mining community of the Forest of Dean, pit closures in 1961 brought change of the most traumatic type.

The 1961 pit closures brought traumatic changes to the Forest's coalmining community. Episode 2 of 5.

The 1961 pit closures brought traumatic changes to the Forest's coal mining community.

The 1961 pit closures brought traumatic changes to the Forest's coalmining community. Episode 2 of 5.

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In 1961, the old chapel religion of the Forest of Dean was losing its grip on the community.

In 1961, the old Chapel religion of the Forest of Dean was losing its grip on the local community. Episode 3 of 5.

Continuing Dennis Potter's study of his birthplace. 1961 saw the old Chapel religion begin to lose its grip on the community.

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In 1961 the Forest of Dean elders remembered the past, but the young people embraced the new.

In 1961, the Forest of Dean elders remembered the past. But the young people embraced what was new. Episode 4 of 5.

As the young people embraced the new, the elders of the Forest of Dean's community remembered the past.

In 1961, the Forest of Dean elders remembered the past. But the young people embraced what was new. Episode 4 of 5.

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For some people change breeds insecurity, for others, opportunity.

For the inhabitants of the Forest of Dean in 1961, it also brought tension.

Change breeds insecurity, opportunity and tension among the inhabitants of the Forest of Dean. Episode 5 of 5.

Change breeds insecurity, opportunity and tension amongst the inhabitants of the Forest of Dean.