Cathy Comes Home

Ian Smith assesses the significance of Cathy Come Home, the 1966 drama directed by Ken Loach, which dealt with a young woman's slide into homelessness and poverty.

The film caused a national outcry, led to questions in Parliament and boosted the launch of the housing charity, Shelter.

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Ian Smith assesses the significance of Cathy Come Home, the 1966 drama directed by Ken Loach, which dealt with a young woman's slide into homelessness and poverty.

The film caused a national outcry, led to questions in Parliament and boosted the launch of the housing charity, Shelter.