A SNAPSHOT of Bradford in the 1950s will be shown during a film screening featuring one of the city's famous sons.

Lost City - A Return Journey With JB Priestley shows the writer and dramatist taking a tour of Bradford after several years away.

The footage shows him arrive in the district by train and meet the press.

One of the journalists, Mavis Dean, challenged Mr Priestley on his outspoken views about Bradford and she will be talking about the experience at the filming.

The playwright took her on a tour around the city, including his childhood home on Saltburn Place, off Toller Lane.

The pair also visit the Swan Arcade, Bradford Market and the Theatre Royal, before taking in a rehearsal of the Halle Orchestra and a dance hall.

The 1958 black and white film will be shown at the National Media Museum on Sunday, January 31, at 2pm. Its screening is part of an event called An Afternoon with JB Priestley, which will also feature Pathe newsreel clips of Bradford-born Mr Priestley from the 1930s and 1940s.

Ms Dean will take part in a Q&A session, conducted by Bill Lawrence, a member of the JB Priestley Society Council.

She is expected to recollect her experiences as a young journalist and talk about the feeling Mr Priestley had for the city. She will also offer a comparison between 1950s Bradford and the present day and how the city has changed.

The JB Priestley Society marked his life with a similar event at the National Media Museum in 2014.

Mr Lawrence said: "Bradford is changing quite dramatically with things like the Broadway development.

"It [the event] gives the chance to show people previous shifts in Bradford. The film is about how cities change. There are some fantastic views of Bradford in this film.

"It is a snapshot of 1950s Bradford. It shows how the city has developed between now and then.

"In the film he [Priestly] is quite negative about famous landmarks that had disappeared in Bradford. He had not been there for while. He was previously in Bradford during the Second World War.

"JB Priestley's film work is not really well known. He even went to Hollywood."

David Wilson, director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, said: "This film is a good way of reflecting on Bradford's rich cultural heritage.

"It will be a fascinating insight into Bradford in the late 1950s."

JB Priestley died in 1984. Last year, Salts Mill was used as a backdrop for one of his best-known plays, An Inspector Calls.