Following Neil Hendry's thread on Live Now,Pay Later, I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread on JTS.
When he was penniless in the 1970s he moved to the then new town of Milton Keynes, where he was given a flat above the Museum of Rural Life as the "writer and poet in residence" of the town, which was still being built around him. At that time (1976-1979), Milton Keynes had its own black-and-white TV station, broadcasting for a few hours daily. Story was seen frequently on the station. He meant to stay in Milton Keynes only one year, but remained there for the rest of his life.
Although his works never reached a wide audience, he was respected by many in the media. He wrote a weekly column for The Guardian in the 1970s, and appeared on TV in the series Jack on the Box in 1979. He wrote several screenplays, including the 1962 TV play Mix Me a Person, and the film version of Live Now - Pay Later, as well as successful films for Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox: These Dangerous Years (1957), Wonderful Things! (1958) and The Heart of a Man (1959). Story's final broadcast was an audio diary, Jack's Last Tape.
Anyone know more about the MK broadcasts? Do the Jack on the Box shows survive? (TVBrain hasn't got any info).
Death Work - 205906 - 1979-07-19 (Television) - TV -
Work Work - 205907 - 1979-07-26 (Television) - TV -
Love and Marriage Work - 205908 - 1979-08-02 (Television) - TV - No Film or Video material held
Money Work - 205909 - 1979-08-09 (Television) United Kingdom - TV -
Patriotism Work - 205910 - 1979-08-16 (Television) - TV -
Fear Work - 205911 - 1979-08-23 (Television) United Kingdom - TV - No Film or Video material held
the remaining 3 episodes as seen there was scheduled to broadcast on ITV on those dates but they were postponed due to the ITV strike which marks it's 40th anniversary this week.were these remaining episodes were broadcast after the strike was over? if so were they transmitted before 1979 or the beginning of 1980?let me know when ITV rescheduled them.