Early days of the 'indies'
The sociological and political context of independent production at that time - pre-internet - the evolution of a young and new way of programme making.
Channel 4 TV
Ex-head of now defunct Southern Television, Bryan Izzard, has teamed up with dancer and choreographer, Neil Anthony, to form Bright Thoughts, a production company which will concentrate on entertainment, the first fruit of their partnership is a pair of one man shows - 'Here's a Funny Thing' starring John Bardon, on the life and work of Max Miller, and 'Macready' starring Frank Barrie as the famous 19th century actor.
Whilst this Channel 4 production has brought the two together, both will continue to pursue their respective careers ...
Broadcast, 12 April 1982