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Kes DVD [1969]

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a b Walker, Alexander (1974). Hollywood UK: The British Film Industry in the Sixties (1sted.). Stein And Day. p.378. ISBN 978-0812815498.

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Freddie retired as an actor in 1996, after playing another 'Judd' - this time a pub landlord in the film When Saturday Comes - after being recommended for the role by the film's star, Sean Bean! David's role as Billy Casper was hit break-out one. At just 14, he was thrown into the spotlight but walked away with a BAFTA for his performance.

Graeme Ross, writing in 2019 in The Independent, placed the film 8th in his "best British movies of all time", saying:

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The film has been much praised, especially for the performance of the teenage David Bradley, who had never acted before, in the lead role, and for Loach's compassionate treatment of his working-class subject; it remains a biting indictment of the British education system of the time as well as of the limited career options then available to lower-class, unskilled workers in regional Britain. It was ranked seventh in the British Film Institute's Top Ten (British) Films. [3] This was Loach's second feature film for cinema release. A lad from the West Riding of Yorkshire, he once said the only acting he'd ever done was in the headmaster's office.The Sheffield native went on to join the comedy classic Porridge playing the slightly slow Cyril Heslop. Her final episode was March 1994 - although she did briefly as a ghost in 1996, with residents claiming to have seen her spirit around the street. What's your favourite Yorkshire film or drama? Let us know in the comments below. Read More Related Articles a b Golding, Simon W. (2006). Life After Kes: The Making of the British Film Classic, the People, the Story and Its Legacy. Shropshire, UK: GET Publishing. ISBN 0-9548793-3-3. OCLC 962416178. One day, Billy takes a kestrel from a nest on a farm. His interest in learning falconry prompts him to steal a book on the subject from a secondhand book shop, as he is underage and needs – but lies about the reasons he cannot obtain – adult authorisation for a borrower's card from the public library. As the relationship between Billy and "Kes", the kestrel, improves during the training, so does Billy's outlook and horizons. For the first time in the film, Billy receives praise, from his English teacher after delivering an impromptu talk about training Kes.

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