An acclaimed kitchen sink drama from 1962; A Kind of Loving was adapted from the Stan Barstow Novel of the same name.
Directed by John Schlesinger (Darling, Midnight Cowboy), the film stars Alan Bates as Vic Brown, a young draughtsman, whose search for love leads to Ingrid Rothwell (June Ritchie, in her screen debut), an employee in the company. Ingrid quickly falls in love with Vic, only to find herself getting pregnant. Vic reluctantly agrees to marry her. Finding himself forced into a life he never wanted, Vic starts to resent Ingrid and the position he finds himself in and, spurred on by the acid-tongued remarks of his mother in law (Thora Hird) decides to run away.
Interview with writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie (author of Adventures on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England and Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North)
A Kind of Loving & The British New Wave featurette including interviews with John Hill and Melanie Williams
NFT interview with John Schlesinger from 1988
Terminus: Oscar-winning short film directed by John Schlesinger in 1962