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 date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
89 minutes
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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