(Elaine Con­stan­tine, 2014) 1.15am, Film4

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It’s set in a fic­tional town called Burnsworth, but this is a lov­ing recre­ation of a very real time and place: 1970s Lan­cashire, and the dance­hall rev­o­lu­tion that was north­ern soul. El­liot James Lan­gridge is a win­ning pres­ence as John, who re­jects teacher Steve Coogan’s sneery val­ues to bond with new mate Matt (Josh White­house) over dreams of a vinyl-buy­ing trip to the US. It’s all a bit flimsy, but the fre­netic danc­ing and marvel­lous mu­sic are pure joy.

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