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Duration: 50 minutes

Banned when made in 1961, this documentary offers a comprehensive insight into the history and seedy reality of the sex industry in London's Soho.

Examining the consequences of the introduction of the Street Offences Act in 1959, which until then had seen as many as 10,000 prostitutes line the streets and alleys of Soho with nothing more than a deterrent of a small fine, the film explains what happened after those streets were cleaned up and looks at the many different guises as one of Britain's oldest professions continued to operate and thrive.

Last on

Sat 31 Oct 2009 02:00 BBC Four

Credits

Narrator
David Gell
Director
Stanley Long
Producer
Arnold Miller

Broadcasts

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