To mark the centenary of the publication of Robert Tressell’s novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – the original manuscript of which is housed at the TUC Library – a new documentary called ‘Still Ragged’ has been produced by community film makers Shut Out The Light.
The film includes interviews with many people who have been influenced by the book, including MPs Tom Watson and Dennis Skinner, Unite leader Len McCluskey and many other writers, artists and fans. Part of the documentary was filmed in the TUC Library, including an interview with former TUC Librarian Christine Coates and footage of the original manuscript.
A trailer for the documentary can be seen here:
To purchase copies of the documentary or find out when there might be a public screening near you, visit the Shut Out The Light website.