(Revisiting) Travelling For A Living: Audio Visual Transmission Guide #41/52a - A Year In The Country
Although it was released in 1966, it seems to belong to an earlier much more kitchen sink, almost post-war period. Often representations of British life and social history from that time focus on a swirling, colourful, pop-mod-about-to-be-psych Swinging London metropolitan view of things. Travelling For A Living presents a more gritty Northern contrast to that (although no less vital), an almost alternative history view of culture at that time which seems to have been semi-written out of popular cultural history. The film follows The Watersons throughout their life on the road, playing at folk clubs, recording in studios, at home in Hull as friends and other performers visit (including a fleeting rare glance of folk singer Anne Briggs).