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Barry Hines Season – The Price of Coal

Sun 12 Aug, 3:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £5 , approx running time: 90mins & 72mins

Age: 12A

Director: Ken Loach

Country: UK

Year: 1977

Cast: Bobby KnuttRita MayPaul Chappell

The Price of Coal is a two-part television drama written by Barry Hines and directed by Ken Loach first broadcast as part of the Play for Today series in 1977. Set at the fictional Milton Colliery, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, the episodes contrast “efforts made to cosmetically improve the pit in preparation for a royal visit (part one) and the target-conscious safety shortcuts that precipitate a fatal accident (part two).

We are screening both parts with a 20 minute interval in-between the two.

Other films as part of our Barry Hines Season include:

The Gamekeeper – Saturday 4 August, 5.15pm

Kes – Friday 17 August, 11am and 7.30pm

Looks and Smiles – Saturday 25 August, 8pm

Book 2 or more of our Barry Hines Season screenings and save 20% off your ticket prices.

Our North by Film Hub North, part of the BFI Film Audience Network awarding funds from The National Lottery