A Taste of Honey

Based on A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney 

Screenwriter Kay Mellor explores the legacy of Shelagh Delaney 's iconic play A Taste of Honey, 50 years after it first shocked and enthralled audiences in 1958. The programme reveals how, with its distinctive Northern voice, the play brought uncomfortable social taboos and working-class realities onto the London stage as never before. Through interviews with the original cast and archive material, it casts new light on the play's importance for British theatre and for society itself.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 27'44''
  • Broadcast date: 2008

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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