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John Esmonde (original story & screenplay) and
Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)
Release Date:
10 September 1971 (UK) See more »
Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences. | Add synopsis »
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A Very Fun Film See more (5 total) »


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John Alderton ... Bernard Hedges

Deryck Guyler ... Norman Potter
Noel Howlett ... Mr. Cromwell
Joan Sanderson ... Doris Ewell
Richard Davies ... Mr. Price
Erik Chitty ... Mr. Smith

Patsy Rowlands ... Angela Cutforth
Peter Cleall ... Eric Duffy
Carol Hawkins ... Sharon Eversleigh
Liz Gebhardt ... Maureen Bullock
David Barry ... Frankie Abbott
Peter Denyer ... Dennis Dunstable
Malcolm McFee ... Peter Craven
Aziz Resham ... Feisal
Brinsley Forde ... Wesley
Jill Kerman ... Penny Wheeler
Norman Bird ... Reynolds
Barbara Mitchell ... Mrs. Abbott
Peter Bayliss ... Mr. Dunstable
Eve Pearce ... Mrs. Dunstable
Jack Smethurst ... Bus Driver
Daphne Heard ... Old Gypsy Lady
Nicholas Locise ... Nobbler (as Nicky Locise)
Brenda Cowling ... Mrs. Duffy
Richard Everett ... Malcolm
Hayden Evans ... Parsons
Fred Beauman ... Gypsy (as Frederick Beauman)
Graham Angell ... Kid
Gregory Scott ... Teacher
Jenny Irvine ... Pupil
George Georghiou ... Pupil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Allen ... Irate Driver in Hillman Imp (uncredited)

Richard Calder ... Pupil (uncredited)
Todd Carty ... Boy in Assembly Wishing to Be Excused (uncredited)

Kevin Hudson ... Pupil (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Stuart 
Writing credits
John Esmonde (original story & screenplay) and
Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Bates .... executive producer
Leslie Grade .... executive producer
Andrew Mitchell .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Vickers  (as Mike Vickers)
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Casting by
Diana Parry 
Richard Price 
Art Direction by
Denys Pavitt 
Set Decoration by
Helen Thomas 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hair
Alex Garfath .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Wilcox .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Kelly .... assistant director
Art Department
Bill Dennison .... assistant art director (as Bill Bennison)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist (as Les Hammond)
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe
Music Department
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Sam Fonteyn .... original theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
Tony Tweedale .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

100 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Australia:G | Iceland:L | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2004)

Did You Know?

Jill Kerman's character Penny Wheeler meets Bernard Hedges for the first time here - by the time of the cinematic release she had actually already appeared as the character in the third season of "Please Sir!" (1968) on TV, during the 1970 run. The pair would eventually marry in the series.See more »
Continuity: When the bus is pulled over by the Police, and Wesley is delivered back to them the weather changes quickly between sunny/overcast several times.See more »
Eric Duffy:All right, the experiment has worked with us, but we're just kids. I still maintain we can get more significant results with a mature, intelligent, adult.
Dennis Dunstable:You mean, like one of the teachers?
Eric Duffy:I said *intelligent*, Den!
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Movie Connections:
References Quo Vadis (1951)See more »
All Things Bright and BeautifulSee more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Very Fun Film, 23 March 2009
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

I have never watched the TV series, so I am going in cold on this one. This is a thoroughly enjoyable early 70's British film about a teacher Mr. Hedges, played well by John Alderton, who takes his fifth form, lower middle class upbringing class to a rural center for two weeks. Part of the fun is waiting for this to happen, as you know things will go on once they're out of London. The best thing is, things do, but nothing lewd or purely criminal just fun. The movie keeps a good rhythm throughout and I felt no need to turn it off or do anything except watch and enjoy. I'm sure if you are a fan of the series you'll like this even more. For me, a novice, I still found it well worth watching. I think you will also.

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