Business as Usual (film)

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Business as Usual
Directed by Lezli-An Barrett
Produced by Sara Geater
Colin McKeown
Written by Lezli-An Barrett
Starring Glenda Jackson
John Thaw
Cathy Tyson
Music by The Style Council
Cinematography Ernest Vincze
Edited by Henry Richardson
Distributed by Cannon Film Distributors (USA)
Release dates
Running time
89 mins.
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

Business as Usual is a 1987 drama film written and directed by Lezli-An Barrett. It stars Glenda Jackson and John Thaw.


Babs Flynn (Jackson) is the manager of a Liverpool boutique. When she accuses the regional manager of sexual harassment she is sacked. She mounts a public campaign to get her job back. The film was met with positive reviews. It starred a young Craig Charles as Cathy Tysons love interest and they were a couple at the time. It was based on a real case at a chain of boutiques called Lady at Lord John.[1][2]



Business as Usual won the Grand Prix at the 1988 Créteil International Women's Film Festival.[3]


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Business As Usual Movie Review". Time Out. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Business as Usual". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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