Today and Yesterday

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Today and Yesterday is a 1975 series of three plays for children[1] by Alasdair Gray about life in nineteenth century Scotland, commissioned by Malcolm Hossack of Scottish BBC Educational Television. The plays show a TV presenter traveling in time to contrast the 1970s with the Victorian era, and, although written for a school audience, include many of Gray's political interests. Some of the themes covered in the series would return in Gray's Victorian novel Poor Things.

Episodes[edit]

The text for two episodes, The Streets and The School is available in the archives of the National Library of Scotland, Acc. 9247/29. Episode three, Industry, has been lost.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alasdair (James) Gray Biography". http://biography.jrank.org. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)