In a 1994 interview with Melvyn Bragg, Dennis Potter demonstrates the sincerest examples of human strength, courage and beauty.
He speaks about religion, society, death and most of all life in a freed, unhampered and eloquent manner and it is an inspirational video to watch. I've added the link below.
When it came to write the story for Like a Little Gift, I was looking at subversion and revolution both at home and abroad. The idea of a fight, a war is a way of releasing passions and tensions. For Pik, our hero, it is his only way to deal with the mounting pressure. He imagines.
Within this invented prison languishes his cancer, his tumor, looking for its own revolution, its own survival.
I wanted to leave the story with what Dennis Potter demonstrates in his interview - the sense of “seeing the present”. Pik gets his freedom. What he does with that freedom is another matter.