With the imminent arrival of the Queen, Britannia Hospital couldn't be any less prepared. With striking workers only allowing patients near to death into the hospital, the kitchen staff refusing to prepare food until union leaders are bought off with promises of O.B.E.'s, and the head surgeon conducting, with public funds, expensive, deranged experiments, like inventing a modern Dr. Frankenstein - there is nothing short of anarchy! With Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) hot on their heels as the undercover investigative TV reporter catching all this bedlam on film, this energetic black comedy is a very bleak insight into the wrongs of modern Westernised culture.
The BEHP Interview with Lindsay Anderson (1991, 117 mins): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated director in conversation with Alan Lawson and Norman Swallow
Healthy Reputation (2020, 21 mins): actor Robin Askwith fondly reflects on his films and friendship with Anderson
Biles Apart (2020, 9 mins): actor Brian Pettifer recalls his close working relationship with Anderson A Cut Above (2020, 11 mins): editor Michael Ellis discusses the film's production