Whenever the notion of auteur is attributed to the otherwise anonymous and industrialised production of television, it is more often than not the writer of television ﬁction, who is made the prime originator of the work. This is the case with Dennis Potter, whose position as an auteur is discussed by Bente Larsen in her article "Off with Their Heads: Dennis Potter, Authorship and Auteurism". Potter was extremely productive and had the ability to mix the popular with the high brow, the topical with the controversial in a cocktail very suitable for the public service obligations of British Television. This, no doubt, has led to an institutional elevation of Potter to the position of an auteur. Potter is, however, among the ﬁrst to secure this position. As Bente Larsen argues, he is continuously pointing to himself as an artistic notability through the recurrent preoccupa-tion with the role of the author within as well as outside his ﬁction. This preoccupation not only involves a questioning of both the poststructuralist rejection and romantic idea of the author, it also questions the relationship between art and life in that Potter very obviously uses and discusses the use of autobiographical material as the offspring of ﬁction.