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31 October 2002
Sweet Sixteen 
directed by Ken Loach.
October 2002
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The Cinema of Ken LoachArt in the Service of the People 
by Jacob Leigh.
Wallflower, 192 pp., £13.99, May 2002, 1 903364 31 0
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... One afternoon in May 1995, I rang KenLoach to try to persuade him to play Fantasy Filmmaking. In fact I had to call a number of British directors, and ask each one to imagine the kind of movie he or she would make given a bottomless budget ...


Glen Newey: Life with WikiLeaks

6 January 2011
... matters less than the fact it’s there at all. When, after his arrest, Julian Assange appeared in a Westminster court for a pre-extradition hearing, there was the odd spectacle of John Pilger and KenLoach outside pledging surety for Assange’s bail, along with Jemima Khan, the daughter of the late tycoon and anarcho-capitalist James Goldsmith, whose contributions to British public life included ...
20 July 2000
... by the (altogether sillier) Old Crowd. And had Lindsay been lecturing and bullying on behalf of the poor and underprivileged some critics would have given him credit for that, as they give credit to KenLoach. But in Lindsay’s view class wasn’t the issue but humanity in general. He affected to despise the press, whatever its complexion, his daily paper generally the Telegraph. But, as Tony ...

Sarko, Ségo & Co.

Jeremy Harding: The Banlieues Go to the Polls

26 April 2007
... the end of last year, enabling the Communists to appropriate the title, which always looked more serviceable than the project. Buffet and Besancenot, who gets an endorsement on his party website from KenLoach, have put their names to the ‘Social and Citizenship Contract’, though it may not go far enough for Besancenot, a figure of some charm and trenchancy, who has said how futile it is to ...
24 May 2018
... first, you had the poets, you had David Mercer, who really did help a great deal; behind the scenes, there were people working for the BBC who couldn’t be public, but we can name them now – Ken Trodd, KenLoach, Tony Garnett, John McGrath. You know, from the cultural milieu. There was Clive, Fred Halliday, later Sheila Rowbotham got involved, and Roger Smith, script editor at the BBC. The ...

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