Venue: 70 Oxford StWed 18 March 2020

Our opening movie is a forgotten 1952 Ealing Classic with a title that captures the essence of the lead character – the sympathetic probation officer played by Cecil Parker, looking out for a troubled young man and woman played by Harry Fowler and Joan Collins. Featuring British acting stalwarts: Celia Johnson, Lawrence Harvey and Sid James, it was used as a training film for probation officers and based on the Sewell Stokes book Court Circular. The film was directed by Basil Dearden and Michael Relphand written by the directors, Nicholas Phipps and Jack Whittingham.

We are very pleased that the film will be introduced by Justin Russell Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation. During the post screening Q and A, Justin will be joined by Roz Hamilton, Director of the North West National Probation Service and George Mair, Professor of Criminal Justice at Liverpool Hope University who along with Lol Burke has written: Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management: A history of Probation.

Manchester charity Back on Track’s catering social enterprise – Swan’s Kitchen – are providing a POP-UP CAFÉ staffed by disadvantaged people getting the skills and experience they need to build a better future. Come along early and show your support by relaxing with a coffee and a delicious bite to eat before the screening.