Jack Gold (28 June 1930 – 9 August 2015) was a British film and television director. He was part of the British realist tradition which followed the Free Cinema movement.
Gold married actress Denyse Alexander (née Macpherson) in 1957, with whom he shared a birthday - she was born in 1932. The couple had three children: Jamie, Nicholas and Kathryn.
Movies & TV shows
Goodnight, Mister Tom
We are in a village. Mr. Tom's grief over the death of his wife and son while he was in the navy made him a surly person. The children who were evacuated from London are being housed by volunteers. Pr...
Into the Blue
The island of Rhodes is the location of a contemporary thriller. A bankrupt former garage owner is hauled in by the police when a young English woman he has befriended goes missing. Under suspicion of...
The Earl of Emsworth is ignorant of the fact that his brother is planning to publish a book which might ruin the family name forever, because he only cares about his prize pig. The Earl's nephew might...
A blossoming romance between a pair of star-crossed lovers is interrupted by the failing economic fortunes of a small Nebraska town.
The Return of the Native
Eustacia Vye, an exquisite beauty despairing at her boring life on an English moor, sets up a fateful lovers' triangle when she uses her wiles to entice two men, a dashing suitor and a successful man ...
She Stood Alone
Prudence Crandall establishes herself in Cantenbury, and starts a girls-school. When Eliza Harris, a black girl, wants to take lessons at this school, the local people resist and forbid their daughter...
Ball-Trap On The Cote Sauvage
Joe and Sarah Marriot are a couple of European campers who have pitched their tent for a little R and R at a campsite in France. The Marriots have a lot of people watching them and the other families ...
A veteran Green Beret sergeant is trying to escort a prisoner back to the US but the prisoner escapes and the sergeant has to risk his life and limb to catch him.
L.A. Rich L.A owned it. After his parents divorce, Tim was sent to an asylum because he couldn't fill the void with drugs and trouble. Will a mental health professional be able to help Tim?
Stones for Ibarra
A couple moves to a small Mexican town called Ibarra. They help open a local mine which brings new life to the town and the local ways help the two of them find peace they were missing.
The Tenth Man
The execution of one in ten prisoners was announced by the Germans after they arrested people at random off the streets of Paris. Lawyer Chavel was one of the victims and traded his place with another...
You can follow the legendary news reporter/commentator from his radio broadcasts from the rooftops of London during the Blitz to his TV documentary series " See It Now" and his confrontations with the...
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British comedy poked fun at Stalin's inner circle. Despite rampant abuse of power and poisonous distrust, some still keep faith with the Bolshevist creed. In front of the firing squad, a bolshevist ex...
Things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down after Duncan is murdered in order to gain his crown.
Good and Bad at Games
The story concerns a group of English public schoolboys who bully and humiliate an unpopular younger student who is bad at games. Cox uses the naive and equal outsider Niles to find out more about the...
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A middle-aged professor's young bride and his assistant plan to commit a double murder, but discover too late that one of their intended victims has become a conspirator.
A middle-aged professor's young bride and his assistant plan to commit a double murder disguised as a "Crime Passionel", but discover too late that one of their intended victims has become a fellow co...
The Merchant of Venice
Antonio, a rich merchant, is depressed until his friend Bassanio tells him how he's in love with a woman. Portia's father left a strange will that only the man that picks the correct casket out of thr...
Little Lord Fauntleroy
After the death of Errol's father, he and his mother lived in genteel poverty in Brooklyn. The Earl of Dorincourt disowned his son for marrying an American. After the death of the Earl's last son, he ...
A Walk in the Forest
A writer is involved with a dissident.
The Soviet spy network in England has been broken up. Charlie is wanted out by a new Director. British Intelligence and the CIA want him and will do anything to get him, after a high-ranking Soviet sp...
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The Sailor's Return
Based on the 1925 novel The Sailor's Return by David Garnett. A sailor returns to his hometown to open a pub bringing with him his new black wife. Very quickly they find themselves ostracised by the c...
The Medusa Touch
A French detective reconstructed the life of a man in a London hospital with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. The man had telekinetic abilities.
BBC Television Shakespeare
The plays of William Shakespeare are the subject of a series of British television adaptations. It was transmitted in the UK from 1978 to 1985 and spanned seven series. The first episode of the series...
The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pi...
Englishman Robinson Crusoe, who was stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a black islander whom he names Friday. Crusoe is incapable of seeing Friday as anything other than a sav...
The Naked Civil Servant
The story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
The Russians used metal implants to save the American scientist after he was injured in a car crash in the USSR. A specialist must determine who is under the "mask" once back in the States because no ...
The National Health
Peter Nichols adapted his play to the screen. It's as timely as ever, and it contrasts the appalling conditions in a overcrowded London hospital with a soap opera playing on the television there. Both...
There is a set in the near future. The Catholic Church has joined other religions as a result of an ecumenical movement. A group of Irish monks rebel against this situation and react to the past by sa...
Welsh police were sent to keep order in August 1913 after a strike at a Cornish clay pit. A miner is forced to take in a policeman as a lodger because he has no other source of income. Escalating tens...
The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Artuto Ui is a notorious Chicago mobster who bears a striking resemblance to Hitler.
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The life of British Army lieutenant Siegfried Sassoon and his protests against the inhumanity of the First World War are dealt with in this game.
Play for Today
Play for Today was a British anthology drama series that aired on the BBC from 1970 to 1984. More than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and...
Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted w...
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Thirty-Minute Theatre is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television between 1965 and 1973, which was used in part at least as a training ground for new writers, on account of its...
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The Wednesday Play
The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970. The plays were usually written for television, although adaptations from other so...
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Hallmark Hall of Fame
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