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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.

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