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The End of Arthur's Marriage

Production Crew

Director:Ken LOACH

Producer: James MacTAGGART

Script: Christopher LOGUE


Arthur: Ken JONES

Emmy: Maureen AMPLEFORD

Dad: Charles LAMB

Mum: Winifred DENNIS

Newsreader: Robert DOUGALL

Mavis: Janie BOOTH

House Agent: Hugh PADDICK

Mrs Thurloe: Joanna DUNHAM

Mr Thurloe: Edward De SOUZA

Mark: Ian ELLIS

Taxi Driver: Derek ROYLE

angry driver: Howell EVANS

shaving man:Alec COLEMAN

interviewer: Kenneth ALLSOP

Connie: Fanny CARBY

Janet: Toni PALMER

mother: Elizabeth MORGAN

server: John FORTUNE

elderly lady: Lucy GRIFFITHS

husband:Nicholas COURTNEY

wife: Clare OWEN

Press Kit

This title is available in the KEN LOACH AT THE BBC boxset.


For The Wednesday Play, BBC1, tx. 17/11/1965

70 min, black & white

In this off-beat musical – a satire that combines fantasy, social observation and songs – a working class man goes to put a deposit on a new house only to find he prefers spending to saving and is happy to spend his money on a few hours of happiness rather than a lifetime's conventionality.

Written by poet and Private Eye contributor, Christopher Logue, with music from Stanley Myers (best known for Cavatina, the signature theme for the 1978 film The Deerhunter), the film features songs from Samantha Jones, Long John Baldry, Lesley Wood and others and locations ranging from Fortnum & Masons to a strange gas-works in the East End of London.

Short Synopsis

Clip Rights Notes

Please contact the BBC for screening / licensing / press info.