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Smashing Time on the big screen


We mentioned this a while back, but just to remind you, Smashing Time is showing at the NFT in London this Tuesday – and we’ve just had it confirmed that Rita Tushingham will be introducing the movie.

It is showing as part of a mini tribute to the recently-departed George Melly, with Smashing Time (scripted by Melly) showing on the first night – the classic swinging London movie, with Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave heading down to Carnaby Street from ‘up north’ for money and modelling careers. Fame and fortune finally arrives unexpectedly – but is it really what they want?

And if you want more Melly, a second screening features Melly on the Telly, the pick of the man on the small screen, including Milligan ‘N’ Melly (1973), Recollections (1985) and It’s Your Funeral ( 2001)

Smashing Time shows on Tuesday 20th November at 6:15pm and Melly on the Telly at 8:45pm, both at NFT 1.

Find out more about the screenings at the BFI website

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