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The Price of Coal Part 1: Meet the People - Barry Hines x Ken Loach

  • Date

    Tue 15 Oct


    Futurist Cinema


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The Price of Coal, Part 1: Meet the People.

1977. Dir: Ken Loach. 75 mins.

The second of two classic Barry Hines / Ken Loach collaborations. Rarely screened in public since its first outing as a TV play, Price of Coal is a two part television drama, exploring life at the fictional South Yorkshire Milton Colliery as it prepares for a royal visit and copes with the aftermath of a pit accident. 

Part 1 (the comedy) sees the colliery prepare for a royal visit, while Part 2 (the tragedy) saw the site deal with a fatal accident following target-conscious safety shortcuts.

The film is followed by live music from Parson’s Lot, The Hurriers and Del Scott Miller, whose repertoires are informed by local coal mining history and politics.



Note. This event takes place at Milton Hall, 90 Fitzwilliam St, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8EZ.