Salford in the 1960s

This film was broadcast almost 70 years ago, in September 1960.

At the time, LS Lowry was well established as a painter of the urban landscape in the North, but a new range of youthful voices was emerging and here the focus is on Shelagh Delaney, whose Taste of Honey was seen at The Lowry last year.

Directed by Ken Russell, the film includes many scenes of people on the streets of the city that are powerfully reminiscent of similar scenes in Lowry’s work.

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