Business as Usual (film)

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Business as Usual
Directed byLezli-An Barrett
Produced bySara Geater
Colin McKeown
Written byLezli-An Barrett
StarringGlenda Jackson
John Thaw
Cathy Tyson
Music byThe Style Council
CinematographyErnest Vincze
Edited byHenry Richardson
Distributed byCannon Film Distributors (USA)
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States

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. Flynn then mounts a public campaign to get her job back. It stars Craig Charles as Cathy Tyson's love interest. The story is based on a real case at a chain of Lady at Lord John boutiques.[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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