This screening of a 1987 BBC production starring David Bowie in the title role is part of the Alan Clarke season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details of all the films by the director being screened at the BFI here. Road + 'Christine' are also being shown on 30th April.
Clarke’s terrific adaptation of Jim Cartwright’s successful play centres on youths in a Northern industrial town desperate to stave off crushing boredom. On screen, the drama is energised by brilliant ensemble acting and John Ward’s dynamic Steadicam work.
Here (and above) is a clip.