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Kes review – superb poetic evocation of much-loved tale
This is a bold and adventurous version of Barry Hines’s story about a boy finding respite in nature

Mark Fisher

17, Mar, 2022 @9:09 AM

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Tony Garnett obituary
Producer of film and television drama whose collaborations with Ken Loach included Cathy Come Home and Kes

Anthony Hayward

13, Jan, 2020 @2:50 PM

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Ken Loach – all his films ranked!
From his groundbreaking dramas of the 60s, through the early-90s resurgence to the unexpected box office successes of recent years, we assess the director’s output

Andrew Pulver

17, Oct, 2019 @1:46 PM

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Mark Kermode chooses 25 of the best films for children
From early animation to foreign-language gems via all-time classics, a range of movies to whet budding cinematic appetites

Mark Kermode

21, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Kes author's lost play about miners' strike to be staged for first time
Barry Hines’s After the Strike, about the violence at Orgreave, lay untouched for 35 years

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

04, Jun, 2019 @2:08 PM

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50 years after Kes, we need someone else to give Barnsley wings | Helen Whitehouse
Ken Loach’s film gave towns like mine the kind of representation they still desperately need, writes the journalist Helen Whitehouse

Helen Whitehouse

02, Feb, 2018 @10:00 AM

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As The League of Gentlemen shows, there’s little as funny as grim despair | David Barnett
The privileged may not get it, but finding laughter in the dark comes easily to those of us who grew up in northern, working-class homes, says the arts writer David Barnett

David Barnett

18, Dec, 2017 @9:08 AM

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Let’s shout it from the dales: here’s why Yorkshire is the best | Dave Simpson
Part of the the county has been named as the happiest place in Britain. To music and football writer Dave Simpson, that’s no surprise

Dave Simpson

28, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Kes’s David Bradley: ‘I can’t watch the end of the film. It’s just too much’
As a 14-year-old boy from a mining community, he won a Bafta for his role in Ken Loach’s bleak film Kes. He explains why the sequel never got off the ground

Alex Godfrey

27, Oct, 2016 @5:46 PM

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Ken Loach: ‘If you’re not angry, what kind of person are you?’
He’s been a thorn in the establishment’s side since Cathy Come Home and Kes. At 80, he’s made his angriest film yet

Simon Hattenstone

15, Oct, 2016 @9:30 AM

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Tony Garnett: The backstreet abortion that destroyed my family
Cathy Come Home and Kes producer Tony Garnett is behind much of Britain’s best screen drama since the mid-60s. Only recently did the truth hit home – the secret of his success came from the traumatic loss of both parents when he was five, after a botched abortion

Joanna Moorhead

02, Jul, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Loughborough team photo with Barry Hines is a bit of football history | Letters
Brief letters: Barry Hines | Culture white paper | Lahore Pietà | Maskarade’s prize crossword | Storm Windy McWindface


29, Mar, 2016 @6:02 PM

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