The television screenplay of Potter's "play with music, in six parts", which was first broadcast in 1978. Set in the 1930s, it concerns the amorous and geographical wanderings of a travelling sheet-music salesman, who is both fortunate and unfortunate enough to believe in the songs in his suitcase.
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Dennis Potter was born in 1935 in Gloucestershire. After National Service he won a place at New College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He became one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed dramatists. His plays for television include Blue Remembered Hills (1979), Brimstone and Treacle (commissioned in 1975 but banned until 1987), the series Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Singing Detective (1986), Blackeyes (1989) and Lipstick on Your Collar (1993). He also wrote novels, stage plays and screenplays. Seeing the Blossom, his final television interview, was published in 1994. He died in June 1994.