Passport to Pimlico couldn’t be more apt given the current state of political affairs.
Filmed in 1946 with the country exhausted by the war and fed up with ration cards, austerity plans and labour shortages while planning to revolutionise a comprehensive sical and welfare system,
It’s stacked full of the actors and caricatures of our class system and would become the measure for so many movie from Ealing to the Carry On series and the social realism during the ‘60s
Simply, when a bomb explodes in Pimlico and unearth a treasure chest with a charter that states that the acres around were the behest of the Duke of Burgundy, separate from Britain
It becomes like a free trade area suddenly swamped with spivs and that threaten their livelihoods, thus forcing then to face they have no public amenities, so have to go it alone, unless they can negotiate terms.
Extremely funny and with great scenes it illustrates the spirit of the Blitz. When faced with a problem the people proved they could run their own affairs, free of Whitehall bureaucracy.
It’s part of a series named Made in Britain being screened in a city near you.