5 A Superb 60s Classicfilmfence | 08/09/2008 | See all filmfence's reviews (17)The characters are crisp and tough in this 1960's classic film version of a BBC play.Highly controversial in its day the film was deemed by many to be unfit for general viewing as it addressed many of the harder aspects of working class London asit emerged form the post war era. Poor working conditions, aggressive society and early days of free love resulting in unwanted pregnancy and abortion are just some of the issues this film handles so brilliantly. The antidote to the harsh realities of life is Polly (Suzy Kendall) the up-market girl from Chelsea who crosses the Thames to find out exactly what working life is all about. Life hits Polly hard and quickly as she learns just how different it is when you don't have much of anything.A young Dennis Waterman, a typical Alfie Bass and the classic 'teenager' Adrienne Posta (is there a film of this genre and era in which she doesn't appear?) provide the Battersea style colour and drama.The bonus is Its great for 60's fashion, culture and music. It's an excellent film and a must see for the fan of movies of this 'never had it so good' decade.