It’s Dearer After Midnight
Dir Michael Apted/GB 1968/50 min/Granada
Keith Barron, Sian Phillips
Made for the Granada anthology series City68, about a fictional Northern city, and written by John Finch (A Family at War), It’s Dearer After Midnight features Keith Barron as a taxi driver and Sian Phillips as the customer he takes to a strip club in the city.
Them Down There
Dir Mike Newell/GB 1968/50 min/Granada
Patricia Haines, Bernard Lee, John Ronane, Martin Shaw
Made for the follow-up series to City68, The System, John Finch’s Them Down There was Granada’s first all-film drama, directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). Set in a remote valley in the Pennines, the lives of an estranged couple are disrupted by the arrival of two builders, with tragic consequences.