I guess this is an impossible request, especially for something so obscure, but here goes.


Back in the early 70's a documentary was made by the late broadscaster Ray Gosling called Kirkby, Portrait Of A Town. I was living there at the time as a young boy and remember it being filmed, and was even in it very briefly.

I see a listing for it on the BFI website, but it have never been available on any format as far as I am aware since the initial screening, not even on youtube.

There was also a follow-up documentary called Kirkby - A Self Portrait, made independently by some local people as a response to what they considered to be a hatchet job by the original documentary.

I don't suppose anyone out there would either have a copy of know how to get hold of a copy of the original documentary?

By the way, this is not to be confused with the Nick Broomfield documetary Kirkby - Behind The Rent Strike, which is available on youtube and also on a box set dvd.