Twenty years on, this funny, daring box-office hit still works as a feelgood film and a gritty look at the effects of redundancy on the likes of Robert Carlyle.

He’s one of six desperate, out-of-work Sheffield men who see male strippers coining in money and decide to do a show of their own in which they’ll go ‘the full monty’.

Carlyle is the ringleader, Mark Addy is a scene-stealer as his pal, Tom Wilkinson adds some marvellously bittersweet depth to his role as Carlyle’s one-time foreman and Paul Barber, Hugo Speer and Steve Huison also make the most of the film’s cheery, cheeky and daring moments.

It’s easy to see why this film became one of the most successful British movies in history – and it’s an inspired touch to start the film with a real documentary about the booming Sheffield of the early 1970s.