Producer Tony Garnett's first stab at direction was obviously made for the best of motives: a concern about the harassment of prostitutes by police and courts. But his style (TV docu-drama) and line of argument (prostitution is a job like any other) leave a lot to be desired. Just as important as the day-to-day reality of sex for sale is the imaginative role that it plays in the Western world; and with his tale of a Birmingham prostitute and her unhappy move to London, Garnett seems determined to exclude that whole area of debate. Fine as a campaign film; but a major disappointment as anything else.

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Director: Tony Garnett
Screenwriter: Tony Garnett
Cast: Eleanor Forsythe
Kate Crutchley
Kim Lockett
Nancy Samuels
Richard Mangan
Phyllis Hickson