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The Day the Music Died A Life Lived Behind the Lens by Tony Garnett
  

The Day the Music Died A Life Lived Behind the Lens

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From his childhood in working-class, war-torn Birmingham to his passionate battle to bring controversial topics into the public eye through film and TV, The Day the Music Died is the memoir of BBC director and producer, Tony Garnett. He gives accounts of angry clashes with the BBC and movie executives as he battles to make films that are thought too controversial. Year after year he fought the BBC and movie bosses to bring to the public films about police corruption and psychiatrists' cruelty; films advocating abortion law reform and the abolition of the death penalty; films about the homeless and the waste of young people in poor schools.

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The Day the Music Died A Life Lived Behind the Lens by Tony Garnett

Tony Garnett's story begins in working-class, war-torn Birmingham where he movingly describes the trauma of his mother's death following a back-street abortion. Nineteen days later, stricken with grief, Tony's father committed suicide and Tony was sent to live with other family members. He eventually moved to London and was part of the counterculture scene in the 1960s. Tony takes us behind the scenes of a selection of his more famous productions, offering secrets and anecdotes, some moving, some amusing.

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'An extraordinary book by an extraordinary man' Ken Loach

About the Author

Tony Garnett was born in Birmingham and read psychology at University College, London where he spent most of his time acting in the Drama Society and on TV. Describing himself as a 'Jack of all trades', Tony has had a prestigious and varied career as an actor, script editor, screenwriter, director and producer.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Tony Garnett

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Hardback

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Biography / Autobiography
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9781472122735

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