A Taste of Honey DVD (1994) - Peter Egan, Shelagh Delaney

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One of the most influential plays of it's generation, here presented in a BBC studio production, here presented in its original transmission form of 3 x 30 minute episodes (90 minutes running time in all). 

A Taste of Honey is set in Salford in North West England in the 1950s. It tells the story of Jo, a seventeen-year-old working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as crude and sexually indiscriminate. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she begins a relationship with Peter, a rich lover who is younger than her. At the same time Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes marriage but then goes to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a homosexual acquaintance, Geoffrey, who assumes the role of surrogate father. Helen returns after leaving her lover and the future of Jo's new home is put into question. 

Written by 
Shelagh Delaney 

Directed by 
Michael Simpson 

Peter Egan (Peter) 
Jane Freeman (Helen) 
Ian Targett (Geoffrey) 
Sara Sugarman (Josephine) 
Tony Armatrading (Jimmy / The Boy) 

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