ICE Public Event

19th Oct 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Edge


In Conversation with Tony Garnett

ICE welcomes Tony Garnett, the tv and film producer and director, whose memoir, The Day The Music Died: A Life Lived Behind The Lens, was recently published.

Described by former BBC Director General Mark Thompson as ‘simply the best television drama creator and producer there has ever been’, Tony Garnett’s career milestones include Cathy Come Home, BBC Wednesday Plays, Kes, Days of Hope, Beautiful Thing, and This Life, amongst a host of other drama productions.

His book includes memories of growing up in working class Birmingham during the 1940s and ’50s, as well as accounts of clashes with BBC and film executives as he battled to make films that were thought too controversial – films about police corruption and psychiatrists’ cruelty, films advocating abortion law reform, films about the homeless and the waste of young people in poor schools, against a backdrop of sixties counterculture.

Tony Garnett will be in conversation with film producer and Professor, Roger Shannon.

There will be readings from the memoir and book signings. Organised in collaboration with Constable.

Further information is available here


  • 5.30pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.00pm – Event Start
  • 7.30pm – Book Signing in the foyer


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