Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Movie Trailer

921359Today is the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, my favourite book.

To commemorate the anniversary, the film making team at “Shut Out The Light” have released this fabulous trailer of their forthcoming film Still Ragged.

I’m really proud that my song Letter To Kathleen, based on Tressell’s final letter home to his daughter, is the soundtrack to the trailer.

The film itself features Ricky Tomlinson, Dennis Skinner MP, Len McCluskey of UNITE and Tom Watson MP amongst others.


  1. Tilly - April 23, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    Thanks for the reminder Al that today is the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Its the only novel I ever saw my Dad read, which made me was curious to read it myself. I was 15 when I read it for the first time and it had a big impact on me. My dad was a socialist, a scouser and a Miner, so it was highly probable that my politics would be left wing anyway, but reading this wonderful book sealed my political views for life.

    ps your song is lovely and very poignant

  2. bill - April 23, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    Thanks for posting this Alun. As long the them & us culure of capitalism survives, this book will continue to inspire generations. a luta continua!

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