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Alan Bleasdale

Writer

Agent

Stephen Durbridge

Television

A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Company Pictures) Current
10 part adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel, to be directed by Mike Newell

THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA (Talkback Thames) 2010
2 parter telling the true story of the sinking of the Laconia liner by a German U-boat through the eyes of six survivors
Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Drama Serial
Starring Lindsay Duncan and Brian Cox

OLIVER TWIST (Diplomat Films) 1999
4 part adaptation
Starring Robert Lindsay, Julie Walters, Keira Knightley, Michael Kitchen

SOFT SAND, BLUE SEA (Diplomat Films/Channel 4 Films) 1998
A poignant tale of childhood in modern society
Produced by Alan Bleasdale and Keith Thomson
Written by Keith Thompson
Directed by Pip Broughton

MELISSA (Diplomat Films/Channel 4) 1997
5 parter starring Hugh Quarshie, Jennifer Ehle, Tim Dutton and Julie Walters

JAKE’S PROGRESS (Diplomat Films) 1995
4 part family drama
Starring Robert Lindsay and Julie Walters

GBH (Channel 4) 1991
Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Drama Serial
7 parter starring Robert Lindsay, Lindsay Duncan, Julie Walters and Michael Palin

THE MONOCLED MUTINEER (BBC) 1986
4 parter based on the 1978 book of the same name by William Allison and John Fairley about the life of Percy Toplis, deserter in WW1
Starring Paul McGann, Cherie Lunghi, Jerome Flynn, Timothy West

SCULLY (Granada Television) 1984
7 part drama series set in a Liverpool school based on a BBC Play for Today episode
Starring Andrew Schofield

BOYS FROM THE BLACK STUFF (BBC) 1982
Seminal 5 part serial created by Alan Bleasdale about a group of Liverpudlian tarmac layers
Starring Bernard Hill, Michael Angelis, Alan Igbon, Tom Georgeson

Film

NO SURRENDER (Channel Four Films) 1985
Black comedy set in Liverpool on New Year’s Eve
Starring Michael Angelia, Bernard Hill, Joanne Whalley

Theatre

ON THE LEDGE (National Theatre and Tour) 1993

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (West End) 1985

HAVING A BALL (West End and Tour) 1981

DOWN THE DOCK ROAD 1976

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