Morning in the Streets
|Morning in the Streets|
|Directed by||Denis Mitchell
|Written by||Frank Shaw (research)|
|Music by||Thomas Henderson
Tommy Reilly (Harmonica)
Gerry Pullen, Graham Turner, Ted Wallbank
|Edited by||Donald James|
|Distributed by||BBC Northern Films Unit|
|25 March 1959|
The documentary was described simply as "an impression of life and opinion in the back streets of a northern city in the morning". It is an impressionistic slice-of-life documentary, featuring footage of working-class people and street scenes, accompanied by a montage soundtrack of voices conveying opinions and philosophies on life. The film was researched by a well-known writer on Liverpool life and dialect Frank Shaw. It is one of the few televisual documents to reflect the post-war austerity felt by areas such as Liverpool in the 1950s, puncturing the myth of post-war cross-class affluence.
The Talking Streets
The Talking Streets was a radio feature produced by Denis Mitchell for the BBC North Region, as part of his People Talking series, and broadcast on 27 October 1958. The programme was a kaleidoscope of voices, sounds and stories recorded by Mitchell using a portable tape recorder. These recordings provided the inspiration and the basis of the soundtrack for Morning in the Streets.
It was shown on BBC Four in 2008 as part of the Liverpool on the Box season to coincide with the city being European Capital of Culture, and again in September 2010. It was then further repeated in July 2011 on BBC Four as part of the "Britain through a Lens" season.
- Morning in the Streets at the BBC Archive
- Morning in the Streets BBC Liverpool article
- Morning in the Streets at BBC Programmes
- Morning in the Streets (1959) at the British Film Institute's Screenonline website
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