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Spring and Port Wine (1970)

 -  Drama  -  8 May 1970 (Ireland)
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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

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If you get the better of me lass, you'll be the first in this house that has !

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Spring and Port Wine
Written and Performed by'Alan Price (I)'
Orchestrated by Derek Wadsworth
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A perfect rendering of growing up in the north of England
23 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though I have lived abroad for more than 50 years, this film so perfectly captures the essence of life in northern England in the 50-60's that I cannot decide whether I want to go back there or stay away. Father knows best - no question. You do as you're told! You "tip up" on Fridays. Mother cooking fish on Friday pay day. Oh my gosh, it is all there. There are so many unforgettable scenes of northern working class life it is like a time warp for those of us who lived it.

For anyone in the future who may wonder what life was like back then when there was virtually full employment in the cotton mills, they could do worse than watch this film.

I wish this film were on TV regularly so that I could show my friends what it was like.


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