Society was very different in 1962 - there was still capital punishment, and the law forbade homosexuality and abortion. Just two television channels provided black-and-white programmes, mainly in the evenings - the BBC and, for
The black-and-white film, which was given an X certificate rating, was the third most successful film of 1962 in box office takings. Filming mainly took place around Sketty, Mayhill and in the Kingsway, opposite where the Plaza cinema then stood, and more recently Oceana night club. Even though Swansea’s Central Library was then in Alexandra Road, it was the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery directly opposite that was used as the library of the fictional town Aberdarcy, which Amis admitted was based on Swansea. A distinctive Langland property off
Born in Clapham,
The screenplay for the film “Only Two Can Play” was written by Bryan Forbes, who in my opinion curtails much of the biting satire of “That Uncertain Feeling” to produce a far more enjoyable story than the novel.