Tony Garnett is a British film and television producer, director and former actor. He is best known for his thirteen-year association with director Ken Loach, which started with The Wednesday Play and the groundbreaking Cathy Come Home amongst others, and continued into Play For Today and big screen features such as Kes. His other TV productions have included the controversial Law and Order and The Spongers and, with his company World Productions, Between the Lines, Ballykissangel, Cops, Cardiac Arrest and This Life. As a director, he helmed the films Prostitute and Handgun, and produced Hollywood movies such as Earth Girls are Easy and Sesame Street's Follow That Bird, and British cult LGBT classic Beautiful Thing. In 2016, he released his memoir, The Day the Music Died.