FILM : Sparrows Can't Sing
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Sparrows Can't Sing 1962 Barbara Windsor, James Booth, Roy Kinnear Tower Bridge, East End, Stepney, Stratford, Limehouse, Shadwell?, Petticoat Lane, London
Director : Joan Littlewood   Production Company : Elstree / Carthage Films  Region : LONDON R-S

Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. Everyone else knows she is now shacked up with married bus driver Bert and a toddler, and they all watch with more than a little interest at the trail of mayhem Charlie leaves as he goes about sorting things out.

Barbara Windsor came into our prefab just round the corner from the pub in Tooke Street between filming, possibly to powder her nose, I was at school at the time, a helper on the set knew my Dad. Don't know how true it was but the pram that Barbara pushed was loaned as a prop from my Aunt, it was second-hand and possibly handed down to her from my Mother! Peter Wright.

Screen shots and now pictures 055 to 061 captured by Richard Dacre and uploaded by Richard Lovejoy.

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Sparrows Can't Sing - Charlie chases Maggie
Sparrows Can't Sing

sc059. Charlie chases Maggie "into the woods" up Oak Tree Hill.

sc059n. No such excitement when Richard was there.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-09-2015)

Sparrows Can't Sing - They wander into a fairground that is either setting up or packing up. Richard advises that it was in the space between Charlton Way and Shooters Hill Road.
Sparrows Can't Sing

sc060. They wander into a fairground that is either setting up or packing up. Richard advises that it was in the space between Charlton Way and Shooters Hill Road.

sc060n. When was the last time the site saw such entertainment? On a regular basis says John Anderson, fairs and circuses coinciding with Bank Holiday's. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-08-2016)

Sparrows Can't Sing - Charlie and Maggie grab a cab in Charlton Way to go and
Sparrows Can't Sing

sc061. Charlie and Maggie grab a cab in Charlton Way to go and "celebrate".

sc061n. Never a cab when you want one.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-09-2015)

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