Sat 15 Oct 2016, 11am | Tickets £5 (£3) | Hexagon Theatre – Midlands Arts Centre
When BBC Birmingham outgrew its first base on Broad Street, television production moved to the old Delicia Cinema on Gosta Green. Saturday morning’s screening is a rare chance to sample a selection of Gosta Green’s output, introduced by TV historian Lez Cooke (Royal Holloway) who has been focussing on the studio as part of his AHRC-funded project Forgotten Television Drama. The programme includes the opening episode of Rainbow City, the first UK series to feature a black actor (Errol John) in the lead role, and will be followed by a discussion involving people who worked at the studio. Also shown will be an episode of The Newcomers and Sinking Fish Move Sideways as part of the tribute to this pioneering regional television studio, sixty years after drama was first produced there.This event is part of Birmingham on Film, a Flatpack season of archive screenings and events across the city from 16 September to 15 October.