Anthony, written by Jimmy McGovern, is a 90-minute BBC TV movie about a young man’s life.
It’s utterly ordinary, filled with joy and sadness, to give us the story of Anthony Walker.
The History of the Life-Told-Backwards SubgenreAnthony is a subgenre of Science Fiction: the Life-told-backwards story.
In 1991, Martin Amis took on the subgenre in his Booker-nominated Time’s Arrow, which follows a German Holocaust scientist experiencing his life backward.
Anthony is unique for being the most emotional use of the Life-Told-Backwards genre in a new way, in the service of social and political activism.