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Ken Loach Born: 06/17/1936
Birth Place: Warwickshire, England, GB

In the early 1960s, Loach apprenticed as a director at a commercials company before joining the BBC where he graduating to helming episodes of the series "Z-Cars" in 1962. Former actor and committed socialist Tony Garnett was hired by the BBC to serve as producer of a new series "The Wednesday Play". Loach and Garnett worked together closely and pioneered the format of what has been termed "the docudrama", a mix of techniques employed by the evening news and the fictional film, using location shooting and often casting non-professional actors. Loach first garnered attention for "Up the Junction" (1965), which profiled three impoverished working-class w...

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