Code: D6180 We are the Lambeth Boys DVD
A fascinating glimpse into the everyday lives of working class young people in the Britain of the 1950s. This pioneering documentary – part of the Free Cinema movement - was one of the first films to give this section of the community a voice, and remains an important and ground-breaking work. The documentary was directed by Karel Reisz and his ‘fly-on-the-wall’ style allowed his subjects to speak for themselves, revealing their hopes and fears, their loves and hates as a revolution in youth culture offered new opportunities and new challenges. The soundtrack comes from jazz great Johnny Dankworth, while respected British television actor Jon Rollason narrates (running time: 55 mins).
Code: D6179 Every Day Except Christmas DVD
Every Day Except Christmas shows the dignity and diligence of working class Britain in the 1950s through improvised, atmospheric footage of real people going about their business. We see the produce making its way to London, meet the characters who prepare the stalls, experience the stillness of the twilight hours giving way to the hustle and bustle of the day, watch the buyers and sellers trade and truly share a unique taste of Covent Garden in 1957. Narration comes courtesy of Alun Owen, the actor and renowned screenplay writer (running time: 37 mins).
Code: D6181 The Saturday Men DVD
Take a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of England’s oldest football clubs, West Bromwich Albion and join Baggies like Bobby Robson on and off the pitch. This absorbing documentary lets you see the squad in training, chatting casually, playing golf, at home with family and turning out at The Hawthorns for a Saturday showdown. The Saturday Men features big names including Bobby Robson, Don Howe, David Burnside and Alec Jackson, but reflects how distant the lives of football stars of the 1960s are removed from today’s privileged players (running time: 26 mins).