Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (film)

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

British quad poster
Directed by Clive Donner
Produced by Clive Donner
Larry Kramer
Written by Hunter Davies
Larry Kramer (additional dialogue)
Starring Barry Evans
Judy Geeson
Angela Scoular
Sheila White
Adrienne Posta
Diane Keen
Christopher Timothy
Music by Traffic
Spencer Davis Group
Andy Ellison
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • January 1968 (1968-01)
Running time
96 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush is a 1967 British film made based on the novel of the same name by Hunter Davies.[1] It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[2] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.

The film starred Barry Evans, Judy Geeson and Angela Scoular and was directed by Clive Donner.[3]

The film was released on DVD officially for the first time by the BFI in September 2010 as part of its "Flipside" strand.[4]

Plot summary

Jamie McGregor (Barry Evans) is a virginal sixth-former in a swinging sixties new town, delivering groceries for the local supermarket. However he is more interested in matters sexual and sets out to lose his virginity by attempting to seduce the local girls Linda, Paula, Caroline, Audrey, and his dream girl Mary.



The music was released by United Artists Records as a soundtrack album in 1968.[5] It has been re-issued on CD by Rykodisc. The Spencer Davis Group provided most of the music and made a cameo appearance in the film at a church fete.[6] The title track "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" was written and performed by Traffic.[5] Traffic also have two other songs on the soundtrack album "Am I What I Was or Am I What I Am" and a version of "Utterly Simple" that is different from the recording used on the album Mr Fantasy. Andy Ellison of the group John's Children also appears on the soundtrack album with the song "It's Been a Long Time".[7]


The location for the film was Stevenage New Town, Hertfordshire.[8]

The sailing scenes at the "Botel" were filmed on Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire.[9]


The film was the 14th most popular movie at the Australian box office in 1969.[10] It was the 10th most popular film in general release at the British box office in 1968.[11]


  1. "Here We Go round the Mulberry Bush (1967)". BFI.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  3. "BFI Screenonline: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (1967)".
  4. "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Blu-ray".
  5. 1 2 "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush [RPM]". AllMusic.
  6. "British 60s cinema - Here we go round the mulberry bush".
  7. "The Spencer Davis Group / Traffic - Here We Go 'Round The Mulberry Bush". Discogs.
  8. "Reel Streets".
  9. "Reel Streets".
  10. "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014
  11. John Wayne-money-spinner The Guardian (1959-2003) [London (UK)] 31 Dec 1968: 3.

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