The Love Ban

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The Love Ban
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Produced by Betty E. Box
Based on the play It's a 2'6" Above the Ground World by Kevin Laffan
Starring Hywel Bennett
Nanette Newman
Music by Stanley Myers
National Trustees Company
Release dates
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Love Ban is a 1973 British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Hywel Bennett, Nanette Newman and Milo O'Shea.[1] It was based on a play by Kevin Laffan. It is also known under the alternative titles of It's a 2'6' Above the Ground World and Anyone for Sex?.

Plot summary[edit]

A married couple with six children experience marital difficulties. Wife Kate refuses to sleep with husband Mick until he uses birth control, while their live-in au-pair falls pregnant.

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The film was based on a 1969 play by Kevin Laffan, It's a 2'6' Above the Ground World. Laffan was one of 14 children from a devout Roman Catholic family and his critical view on the Church's stance on birth control was a recurring theme of his work. The play starred Prunella Scales in a production at the Bristol Old Vic, and was a hit, moving to the Wyndham Theatre.[2][3][4][5]


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  2. ^ Kevin Laggan obituary at The Telegraph
  3. ^ Kevin Laffan obituary at The Independent
  4. ^ Kevin Laffan special collections
  5. ^ THEATRE: A popular giant Bryden, Ronald. The Observer (1901- 2003) [London (UK)] 07 Dec 1969: 40D.

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