Paper Roses

ITV Sunday Night Theatre

Paper Roses

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52 min | Drama | English | 13 June 1971 (UK)

Season 3 | Episode 22

    Facing retirement, elderly journalist Clarence Hubbard reflects on the pointlessness of a life wasted writing banal tabloid human interest, animal, and crime stories. Rather than go quietly to tend roses in a garden, Hubbard begins a series of violent actions not unlike those described in tabloids, and this is heightened by inter cutting tabloid headlines between scenes. Throughout, there are occasional shots of a television critic who watches this very play as it unfolds, and he writes a negative review filled with cleverly phrased but bitter invective.

    Director
    Barry Davis
    Writers
    Dennis Potter
    Stars
    Bill MaynardDonald GeeJohn CarsonAimée Delamain