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The Ballad of Ben Bagot(from Scene)
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BBC Schools TV
Company:BBC
First run:
8th November
1973

Repeated until
13th May
1994

(21 school years)
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Episodes:1 episode
Duration:30 minutes
Subject:Citizenship
Audience:Age 13-16
Language:In English
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Contents

Ben Bagot is 17; bright, charming and attractive, but he has difficulty setting his sights on reality and always makes the wrong decisions for himself and others. Faced with a pregnant girlfriend, he 'chucks' his job in a shoe shop without any future plans.

From the teacher's notes

"Like much of Terson's writing the play is superficially a farce and fundamentally a tragedy; it is based on a real person and tries to say that though you are young you can make decisions now that affect your own life, and the lives of others, very deeply." - Scene teacher's notes autumn 1975 p.6.

"The Ballad of Ben Bagot is a familiar story - and the themes of the play are often covered in literature for young adults. The story of the intelligent, thoughtless waster who suddenly finds himself in trouble is well-known, but Peter Terson represents it in a distinctive style." - Scene teachers' notes summer 1994 p.19.

Credits

Written by Peter Terson

In the archive

Exists. This programme is preserved in the BBC archives.

Broadcasts

  • Autumn 1973
  • Autumn 1975
  • Summer 1978
  • Spring 1987
  • Summer 1994

Also broadcast for a general audience, in the evening on BBC2 as part of a run of Scene dramas in August 1977.

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