Following an acclaimed career in TV drama (much of which was made available in last year's BFI box set release, Dissent and Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC 1969-1989), director Alan Clarke achieved a box-office hit with the much loved raunchy comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
Adapted by Andrea Dunbar from her own play, based on her upbringing on Bradford's Buttershaw estate, Rita, Sue and Bob Too contrasts bawdy laughs with astute social commentary.
30 years on and newly restored by the BFI, the film is released on Blu-ray for the first time in a Dual Format Edition on 22 May 2017. Extras (full details below) include a newly filmed documentary, Having a Ball: The making of Rita, Sue and Bob Too, with extensive cast and crew interviews. Check out the rediscovered original trailer at the link above.