Wednesday, 9 August 2017
First viewed : 23 July 1986
Screenplay was the latest umbrella brand for single feature length dramas on BBC Two. It started in July 1986
Brick Is Beautiful ( 23 July 1986 )
This was the third play broadcast and was the tale of a young unemployed Mancunian, Steve ( Christopher Wild ) who takes advantage of Thatcher's controversial Enterprise Allowance Scheme and starts selling old bricks from derelict industrial sites. He is successful but finds he has to jettison his girlfriend ( Caroline Milmoe ) and old mates ( including Grange Hill's Terry Sue Patt ) in the process. This was hammered home in the final scene where he has to clear them off one of his sites - "You're standing in money - my money".