Room at the Top – remake

Bradford City of Film is delighted that the remake of Room at the Top will be shown on BBC 4 over two nights on 26th & 27th September 2012.  

 The film is set in Yorkshire and follows the ambitions of Joe Lampton who arrives in Warley (Bradford) to take up a new job in the borough treasury department. Joe is determined to make a better life for himself and schemes to wed a wealthy factory owners daughter but falls in love with an older woman along the way.

 The film is adapted from a novel of the same name written by John Braine who worked as a librarian in Bradford and went to school at St Bedes Grammar School in the City.

Much like the original (1959) film, Bradford City Hall is one of the main locations and features as the town hall, a location for a civic dinner dance and also as the conservative club within the story.

 Director of Bradford City of Film, David Wilson said; “the original film caused something of a stir when it was first released and I believe it was nearly banned. This was one of the first British films to show the north in it’s true grit and use local dialect and is still studied today as a key reference in British cinema.”


















Photos kindly supplied by Great Meadow Productions

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