The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Top Deck
Top Deck

Top Deck 1962

Close

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

Top Deck 1962

55 mins United Kingdom Director. David Andrews

A tale of love won and lost told through a changing, often jaunty, soundtrack and location filming. Marlene collects tickets on a leafy suburban bus route. Swaggering Johnny is her easy-going but over-confident boyfriend and when he angers her, he refuses to let her be. Made in 1962, the interracial relationship in Top Deck is unusually upfront in its presentation of sexual attraction and passion.

Directed by

David Andrews

Featuring

Ruth D'Arcy

James Anderson

Genres

Drama

Tags

Buses Black masculinity Interracial relationships

Collection

Black Britain on Film

Released

1962

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Read lessRead more

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later