This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power ... See full summary »
Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »
Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play ... See full summary »
A documentary on the economic relationship between the east and the west in the 1970s. As the Cold War rages, Pepsi and Fiat establish plants with imported technology in the east, and the ... See full summary »
Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »
Unemployed youngsters spend their days at the roller disco of the title, circling round and round, before being called to take up low-paid jobs as they become available. They leave the ... See full summary »
I caught the last couple of seasons of this when I was in junior high (in fact, I seem to remember watching an episode either right before or right after a little league ball game in the tiny, rural Illinois town that I grew up in) and it blew my mind. I'd say much if not most of my love for and appreciation of postmodern and avant-garde art came from that show. I really wish that PBS or IFC would bring it back or release it on DVD.
On a related note, if anyone has episodes of it on tape, I'd love to see it again. Email me at the email address listed and maybe we can work out a trade or some sort of arrangement.
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