Catherine Cookson - South Bank Show (1982) 1/2

  • Description

    Melvyn Bragg presents a documentary film about and by Catherine Cookson, who looks back at her troubled childhood, how this created her as a person and how she overcame her problems. A very personal film, but with a keen insight into how environment for a young child was a key influence throughout its life. Her childhood was dominated by her ma Kate, but seemingly she didn't have a da, and in those days - start of the C20th - illegitimacy still cast a long shadow. The sound and image quality are not all they could be, I'm afraid, and in a couple of sequences it is difficult to hear Catherine's narration because of other soundtracks used in the film. I do not own any copyright on this film, it was on an old vhs tape, and if the originators of the film wish me to remove it I will do so. I think it's a very moving and informative self-documentary.
  • Owner

    Alan Doel
  • Source

    Youtube (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 5 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 488 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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