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A Taste of Honey (1961)

A Taste of Honey is a 1961 British film adaptation of a play by Shelagh Delaney which tells the story of Jo, a seventeen year old working class girl from Salford who becomes pregnant by Jimmy, her black sailor boyfriend.

As with the 1958 play, the film highlighted controversial issues for the time, particularly Jo and Jimmy’s interracial relationship and Jo’s subsequent pregnancy.