Up the Junction (1965)

up-the-junction-3-11-65-2Fifty-one years ago tonight, Kenneth (Ken) Loach’s television production of Nell Dunn’s Up the Junction was broadcast for the first time. It was a breakthrough in several respects: for its refusal of traditional narrative and dramatic structure; for being shot largely on 16mm film rather than as-live on videotape; for its inclusion of a harrowing abortion scene; and for drawing a huge number of viewer complaints.

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