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Comment on the Forgotten blog – David Edgar’s introduction to the playscript (in ‘Shorts’, Nick Hern Books, 1989) suggests that Patti Love’s performance (rather than the play itself) was the chief reason for the television version of ‘Baby Love’.
A related work: Edgar went on to write a full-length play about R.D. Lang’s experimental therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall (‘Mary Barnes’) with Patti Love in the title role as Laing’s first patient, a schizophrenic. The play was performed at the Royal Court in 1979. No television version was made (the similarity to ‘In Two Minds’ probably a factor in this), although Patti Love recreated the role for a BBC Radio 4 production in 1995.