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In Two Minds

Production Crew

Directer:Ken Loach

Producer: Tony Garnett

Writer: David Mercer


Anna Cropper

George A. Cooper

Helen Booth

Christine Hargreaves

Adrienne Frame

Peter Ellis


For The Wednesday Play, BBC, tx. 1/3/1967 - 75 mins, black & white

Kate, a young girl under psychiatric examination, suffers from a lack of confidence, self-esteem and self-control – telling of the “bad Kate” who commits immoral acts. Could the hypocrisy, selfishness and weakness of those around her have led to this state of mind or can Kate simply be diagnosed and dismissed as a schizophrenic?

In a drama told in Loach’s convincing documentary style, writer David Mercer questioned the accepted condition of schizophrenia. The film, broadcast in The Wednesday Play series, led to heated discussions on television and in the press, while Mercer won the Writers' Guild Award for the Best Television Play of 1967.