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Sparrows Can't Sing

To celebrate the release of Sparrows Can’t Sing – coming to newly restored DVD and Blu-ray on October 12, 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway!

Joan Littlewood’s cracking Cockney comedy drama Sparrows Can’t Sing is a sixties gem starring Barbara Windsor, Bafta nominated for her lead role, and a host of now familiar faces making their screen debuts, in a film that would pave the way for the realist, semi-improvised work of the likes of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach.

Giving us a glimpse of a long gone London, it also features cameo appearances by legendary London gangsters The Krays.

Sparrows Can’t Sing is part of the Vintage Classics Collection – some of the most iconic films in British cinema history, digitally restored on DVD and Blu-ray, featuring brand new bonus material.

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Based on a play by Stephen Lewis, who would go on to star as Blakey in sitcom On The Buses, Sparrows Can’t Sing is the story of Charlie, a rough, tough sailor who returns home to his East End of London stamping ground to discover his home had been bulldozed, and his wife Maggie has moved into a new tower block with Bert the bus driver, and they’ve had a kid together.

Charlie’s not the sort to take things lying down – and despite this unpromising homecoming he’ll do anything to try and win Maggie back – and that means anything!

Director Joan Littlewood, a driving force in British theatre, rounded up the cream of the crop of Brit acting talent for this, her only film.

Win Sparrows Can’t Sing on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Sparrows Can’t Sing on Blu-ray on DVD on Monday, October 12, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 copy on Blu-ray. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Sparrows Can’t Sing?

Simply send the answer to Sparrows Can’t Sing competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email