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The Lambeth Boys


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were members of the Teddy Boy generation filmed at their youth club 25 years ago for the most famous
British social documentary of the 50s. For the first time British teenagers were given the chance to speak for themselves on issues they felt strongly about -juvenile crime, fashion, smoking, pocket money, capital punishment, and whether a boy should pay for a girl on a date.
What happened to the Lambeth Boys, now in their 40s, and what life is like in the same neighbourhood for a new generation of Lambeth boys and girls, is the subject of this three-part series.
Tonight, the first television showing of the award-winning documentary We Are the Lambeth Boys. 'Work isn't hard to come by,' ran the commentary,
'and every night at the club is dance night, with members rocking and rolling, putting on the agony, putting on the style.' Director KAREL REISZ went on to make Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
'The hero of the film, if you like, is one of the Lambeth Boys,' he recalled later. Senes producer ROB ROHRER BBC Manchester
(Find out what happened to the heroes of We Are the Lambeth Boys' tomorrow at 8.0 pm)


Director: Karel Reisz
Producer: Rob Rohrer

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