A young philosopher from the provinces arrives in the London district of Soho sometime in the late Fifties. He befriends James Compton-Street a Soho lifer who knows what it takes to survive in one of the most challenging areas of the city. Through James, Harry meets a myriad of strange, unusual local characters whom he studies for a book he is writing. Harry also meets a group of film-makers who are putting together a documentary about Soho. Through the eyes of a budding philosopher and the camera lens of a group of film-makers the audience takes a look at the people and the lifestyles that shaped a social ghetto in the 1950s but that would also give the new generation a springboard to change the world only a few years later. Everyone knows now about the Sixties revolution but it was in Soho in 1959 that the seeds of the Sixties were sown. Where it all began.
Chris Wellington....James Compton-Street
William Chubb....The Count
William Jessop....The Artist
Martin Calcroft....Ironfoot Jack
Warwick Evans....Raoul Montauban
Anthony Burrows....Free Cinema Filmmaker
Hayley Considine....Poetry Reader
Adei Bundy....Woman in Cafe
Lara Graham....Burlesque Dancer
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.