90′ for Century Films / BBC2
Produced, Filmed & Directed by Henry Singer
Exec Prod. Brian Hill
Last Orders, transmitted as part of BBC2’s White season, tells the story of the embattled Wibsey Workingmen’s Club in Bradford.
The club faces a dangerous budget deficit, and members’ worries for the beloved institution mirror larger anxieties about their community. With high unemployment, immigration, and the smoking ban firmly in place, ‘Wibseyites’ feel their very world is under threat. An intimate and revealing film about the state of the white working class in 21st century Britain.
“Last Orders is extraordinarily intimate and moving. Even though we know that the characters hold repellent views, we still have some sympathy for them. The result is a rich, complex depiction of lives rarely shown on television…Brilliant.” The Guardian
Bulldog Award (voted by the industry) for Best Documentary 2009 WINNER
Royal Television Society Craft Award for Best Photography and Sound 2009 WINNER
Broadcast Best Documentary 2009 WINNER