Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
+ Q&A with director Beeban Kidron
Episode one of the hit TV series, directed by Beeban Kidron, who joins us in person.
Dir Beeban Kidron
With Geraldine McEwan, Emily Aston, Charlotte Coleman, Kenneth Cranham
Jeanette Winterson adapted her own novel for TV – a story of personal growth and escape from oppressive religious obsession and patriarchy in a small mining village during the 1960s and 70s. The series proved a sensation when first transmitted and launched director Beeban Kidron as a major talent. While certain elements considered highly controversial at the time (such as Jess’ exploration of her sexuality) may now seem a little tame, Jess’ story of self-discovery and individual freedom remains as powerful as ever.
UK 1990. 30min