The Spongers (TEFC)

United Kingdom, 1977

TV show
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A play written by Jim Allen and set during the 1977 Silver Jubilee. Britain seems to be in a state of rejoicing, and there seems to be plenty of money to spend on the festivities, but Pauline has nothing to cheer about. She has four children, the eldest is a Downs Syndrome child, she has no income and because of the family cannot go out to work. In theory the social service exists to help those in such situations. In practice there are tribunals, councils and welfare departments to be faced.

Credits

producer

Tony Garnett

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

01:47:47:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300871

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - Great Britain

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Victims

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Victims

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social groups

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social justice

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social policy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social sciences

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social service

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Victims

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Welfare recipients

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Great Britain

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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