Play for Today: Season 7, Episode 1

Bar Mitzvah Boy (7 Mar. 1977)

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On the eve of his Bar Mitzvah, young Elliot finds that all the grown men in his life are somewhat wanting.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jeremy Steyn ...
Eliot Green
Maria Charles ...
Rita Green
Bernard Spear ...
Victor Green
Adrienne Posta ...
Lesley Green
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Harold
Cyril Shaps ...
Grandad Wax
Jack Lynn ...
Rabbi Sherman
Pamela Manson ...
Sylvia
Sabina Michael ...
Salon Customer
Harry Landis ...
Solly
Harold Reese ...
Synagogue Warden
Robert Putt ...
Caretaker
Kim Clifford ...
Denise
Mark Herman ...
Squidge
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On the eve of his Bar Mitzvah, young Elliot finds that all the grown men in his life are somewhat wanting.

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Cyril Shaps who played the maternal grandfather was only six years older than Maria Charles who played the mother. See more »

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Thoroughly enjoyable!
11 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To add to the previous comment, I think this can easily be enjoyed by any viewer, Jewish or otherwise! I am not Jewish, and was fascinated by the detail and attention given to the Bar Mitzvah service, and the significance it plays in the life of an ordinary family.

The stresses and strains of family life, and the role the wider community performs in the ordinary life of ordinary people, had me hooked. Loved it, laughed a lot, and thought Maria Charles as the harassed mother, was incredible. The sequence following her new hairdo is a beaut! Small details, such as the barbershop that is closed for the Sabbath, and the relationship between the Rabbi and his caretaker, give a real insight into the Jewish community. A pleasure to watch.


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