Up the Junction
By Nell Dunn. Dramatised by Georgia Fitch.
In Nell Dunn's Sixties classic, a young writer from Chelsea decides to swap her privileged life for a grittier experience in industrial Battersea. We join Lily as she embarks on life in the working class community, forming strong friendships with sisters Sylvie and Rube and working in the local sweet factory. The girls scrape together enough to get by on, live in each other's pockets and shake off whatever drama life throws at them.
The bold energy of Nell Dunn's writing and characters is still like a breath of fresh air - fifty years on from the book's original publication.
Director/Producer ..... Lucy Collingwood
Up the Junction is part of Radio 4's British New Wave season celebrating the fiction that was turned into iconic films of the 1960s.
Up the Junction was Eastenders' star Lacey Turner's first radio drama.