In partnership with Birmingham City University, 7 Inch Cinema present a weekend of screenings and events from Friday 2 July – Sunday 4 July at the mac, celebrating the remarkable range of drama produced at BBC Birmingham during the 1970s and early 80s under producer David Rose. Rose established his reputation at Pebble Mill, nurturing new writers and directors (including Mike Leigh, Alan Bleasdale and David Hare), and bringing innovative work to television. It was a time of great creativity and many of the people involved at the time, including David Rose himself will be at the mac over the weekend.
Some classic and cult BBC dramas will be shown over the weekend including Gangsters (a great opportunity to see the Birmingham landscape in the 1970s) and the mysterious Penda’s Fen (shown at Flatpack Festival earlier this year).
There really are some fantastic screenings over the weekend. It’s best to have a look at the full programme which can be seen here.