Dennis Potter - The Changing Forest

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The First Jukebox20070917 (BBC7)
20140609 (BBC7)
20140610 (BBC7)

Revisiting his birthplace, Potter found the Forest of Dean in a state of great uncertainty

Revisiting his birthplace, Dennis Potter found the Forest of Dean in a state of profound uncertainty. Read by Robert Glenister.

02No Job For Life20070918 (BBC7)
20140610 (BBC7)
20140611 (BBC7)

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

For the Forest of Dean's coal-mining community, pit closures in 1961 sparked traumatic change. Read by Robert Glenister.

03Empty Pews20070919 (BBC7)
20140611 (BBC7)
20140612 (BBC7)

In 1961, the 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. Read by Robert Glenister.

04Out With The Old20070920 (BBC7)
20140612 (BBC7)
20140613 (BBC7)

The Forest of Dean elders remembered the past, while the young embraced what was new.

In 1961, the Forest of Dean elders remembered the past. But the young people embraced what was new. Read by Robert Glenister.

05 LASTA Time Of Tension20070921 (BBC7)
20140613 (BBC7)
20140614 (BBC7)

Change can breed insecurity or opportunity. For Forest of Dean locals, it sparked tension.

Change can breed insecurity or opportunity. For Forest of Dean locals in 1961, it sparked tension. Read by Robert Glenister.