Paul Thain was born in South Shields, UK. He acted with the National Youth Theatre and studied Drama & Theatre Arts at Birmingham University. He was a teacher, then "primary parent" and teacher. He has written a number of interesting radio plays on scientific and social issues. THE KORVAK CONSPIRACY is about a master criminal's attempt to orchestrate the perfect bank robbery. THE PARADISE MACHINE won the 1995 Award for best European Drama and explores what happens when a woman tries to defy nature in a virtual reality machine. THE SINGING COMMUNITY OF 1926 is about Lord Beaverbrook and the collapse of the miners' strike. CHANGES covers a nineteenth century family forced off the land, BOYS' TOYS investigates domestic friction, and in AN ENGLISH LESSON, a London teacher tries to explain the Irish question to a sink-class....
SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE
Compiled from information supplied by Paul Thain and Roger Bickerton.
Biographical details from Paul's website; reproduced by permission.
In an oppressive future, the main-frame bio-computer of the Internal Security Department develops sentience, and a conscience... Artificial Intelligence creator Doctor Dowing has to decide whether or not she should obey her masters and destroy this new form of life.
The play opens in the interior of Communications Centre for United Kingdom Internal Security. An interrogation is taking place between Charles Hammond, Director of Internal Security and TOBOL. For reasons which will become apparent, TOBOL is more difficult to describe, but for the moment we should consider TOBOL as a character under great stress, confused and disorientated...
With Charles Gray [Charles Hammond], Anne Morris [Doctor Mary Dowling], Michael Turner [Michael], Michael Tudor Barnes [TOBOL], Christopher Schooler [Robert Cartwright], John Webb [Allan Braithwaite], Peter Toddenum [Arthur], Jennifer Piercey [Betty Dobson], Clive Panto [David], Moir Leslie [Sally], Michael Speight [Professor Jim Davis], Timothy Bateson [Professor Mason], Michael Jenner [Doctor Sanderson], Irene Prodow [Charlotte], and Geoffrey Collins [Professor Winthrop]. Directed by Glyn Dearman. 90m. ..............details from Hans Olsson, Stockholm.
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