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UP THE JUNCTION 1965 (The Wednesday Play)

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UP THE JUNCTION 1965 (The Wednesday Play)
U.K. TV film. Nov-3-65. "A '60s British pop music teenage drama." Up the Junction was a 1963 novel depicting modern teenage life in the industrial slums of London's Battersea near Clapham Junction. In 1965 it was adapted for television by the BBC as part of The Wednesday Play anthology (Season 1, Episode 36).

Rube, Sylvie and Eileen are raucous young women who want to have fun. They work in a dreary factory by day and are on the town looking for lads by night. The girls are cool-looking 60s birds with lots of mascara, false eyelashes, hairspray and cigarettes. Watching and listening to them in a bathroom of a dance club as they tease their hair and comment on the lads is absolutely mesmerizing! The film has a liveliness and lyricism of style, partly arising from its use of '60s beat music and its fragmentary structure which contains snippets of other people's lives as well as those of the three main characters, all adding to the impression of realism. Editing to music was a new approach at the time, and it gave the drama an immediacy and raucousness.

In addition to the films' marvelous "60s British look and vibe," it is famous for its presentation of teenage pregnancy and abortion which caused an uproar in 1965 England. Highly recommended for fans of 1960s British JD, mod and rock and roll films. Geraldine Sherman, Carol White, Vickery Turner, Michael Standing, Tony Selby, Rita Webb, Ray Barron, Hilda Barry, Jessie Robins (Ringo's Mum in Magical Mystery Tour), The Norton York Trio. This TV play was later adapted into a full-length feature film.

Plus this bonus selection...

Excerpt from: THE KINKS VIDEO COLLECTION 1960s-1970s
International TV appearances of the Kinks. Songs include: "Long Tall Sally" (filmed at the Cavern Club), "You Really Got Me," "Got Love If You Want It," "All Day and All Of The Night," "Tired Of Waiting For You," "Set Me Free," "Who'll Be The Next In Line," "Milk Cow Blues," "It's Alright," "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter," "See My Friends," "I Gotta Move," & others.

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