OIL city met the big city when top director Julien Temple’s new film about legendary Canvey band Dr Feelgood had a star-studded premiere in London.

Funnyman Phill Jupitus, who lives in Leigh, was among the excited audience at the National Film Theatre on London’s South Bank for the official premiere of the rockumentary, Oil City Confidential.

Also at the screening were founding Feelgoods, guitarist and songwriter Wilko Johnson, bass player John B Sparks, drummer John “The Big Figure” Martin, and manager Chris Fenwick.

The fourth original Feelgood, former frontman, singer and harmonica player Lee Brilleaux died of cancer 15 years ago.

He was represented at the premier by a very special guest of honour, his mum, Joan, who is interviewed in the film. His widow, Shirley was also there.

The movie recalls the original band members’ childhoods on Canvey in the Fifties and Sixties.

It is interspersed with film of the Canvey floods in 1953, which killed 59 people, and footage of holidaymakers from East London staying at Thorney Bay Caravan Park and enjoying the island’s beaches.

The documentary charts the band’s rise to fame through their electrifying live shows on London’s pub-rock scene in the early Seventies and how they inspired countless musicians including young punks such as the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock and the Clash’s Joe Strummer.

The film is being screened again today at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts as part of the London Film Festival and again at the Leeds Film Festival next month, but details of more widespread screenings have yet to be confirmed.