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Roll on Four O'Clock

ITV Saturday Night Theatre: Roll on Four O'Clock

Directed by Roy Battersby
United Kingdom, 1970


Set in a Salford comprehensive school of low expectations and ambitions. Pupil Latimer does not conform to the macho culture and is labeled a homosexual, leading to bullying by both the pupils and some of the teachers.

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Roll on Four O'Clock Directed by Roy Battersby

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Roll on Four O'Clock

    A decent verite-style play with a typically ambiguous exploration of a ‘square peg’ student - and his teacher at one extension - in a fairly hostile environment. Nothing is resolved thematically, but this is a sensitive and nuanced portrait with the amateur child-performances providing detail amid an essentially accurate, if depressing, notion of teaching as warders not enlighteners in a binary education system.

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