Morning in the Streets (BBC 1959)

UK / BBC / 1×35 minute episode / Broadcast 1959

Producer: Denis Mitchell / Music: The BBC Northern Orchestra / Directors: Denis Mitchell, Roy Harris

Landmark documentary by the famed Denis Mitchell showing the waking up of the northern cities of Liverpool, Salford, Stockport and Manchester – with rain sodden streets starting to fill as people get ready for the day.

A classic example of letting the images speak for themselves – unlike 99% of current documentary output.