Episode 23: The Boys (1962) & Shanne Bradley of The Nips
Episode 23 is all about generational conflict – specifically, older people disapproving of “kids today”. In the film chat, Dom talks to members of the South Bank Talkies movie discussion group about The Boys (1962), a courtroom drama in which four young men are on trial for murder. Starring Dudley Sutton, Jess Conrad, Tony Garnett and Ronald Lacey as the boys, they also have to contend with the prejudice of the court & witnesses against “teddy boys”.
The Shadows provided the music for The Boys and released this EP.
Watch the whole film HERE
An example from The Boys of a the same incident viewed from different perspective
Have a look at this Tweet by one of the stars of the film about the passing of another
Erratum! In the episode, I mistakenly call Tony Garnett, Tony Garrett and refer to the character called Webster as Webb. Apols.
We also met up with Shanne Bradley, founder member of punk band, The Nipple Erectors (later abbreviated to The Nips) to hear about her time on the punk scene and how she views subsequent youth subcultures that have come along.
In 2000, this restrospective compilation album of Nipple Erector and Nips songs was released: The Tits of Soho.
Picture of Shanne Bradley and Shane MacGowan taking a sheep outside Buckingham Palace
Read about the history of youth subcultures at the Museum of Youth Culture
Peruse the filming locations of The Boys courtesy of our friends at ReelStreets
In the discussion about The Boys, one of the participants mentioned the Lombroso theory of criminal behaviour. You can read about that HERE.
If you’d like to hang out at the BFI with the South Bank Talkies group, wearing black polo neck jumpers, smoking cheroots whilst earnestly discussing film (it might not actually be like that….) you can find them HERE
Thank you for listening.