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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).

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