A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Sloman ...
Candice Marie
Sheila Kelley ...
Stephen Bill ...
Miss Beale
Eric Allan ...
Matthew Guinness ...
Sally Watts ...
Farm Girl
Richard Ireson ...


Their Morris packed to the gills, the punctilious Keith and the more spontaneous Candice-Marie arrive at a Dorset campground where they pay £10 in advance for ten nights. It's peaceful: they visit Corfe Castle, eat vegetarian food, and go in search of raw milk. Then a fellow with a loud radio pitches his tent near theirs: Keith is beside himself and it doesn't help when Candice-Marie decides to befriend the young man. Things get worse when a couple arrive on a motorcycle, make noisy love in their tent, and then start an illegal campfire. It's too much for Keith: he loses it. Will our middle-class couple find a bucolic corner, or are they doomed to brawl with the noisy and unwashed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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13 January 1976 (UK)  »

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The registration number of the Morris Minor has the letters "BY". Really used by the Croydon vehicle registration office in the days before regionalisation. See more »


[Keith and Candice Marie are perched next to Corfe Castle, surveying the surrounding countryside]
Keith: Look at this view, Brownsea Island, Round Island, the Lakeland of Dorset... pity about the power station in the background, never mind... there are the heaths, Newton Heath, Rempstone Heath, Witch Heath... disused railway line going up to Wareham... and the great nimbocumulus rising above it all like great puffs of cotton wool.
Candice Marie: Look at all this rubbish Keith.
Keith: What?
Candice Marie: Isn't it awful, look at all those ...
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the morris Minor in NUTS IN MAY belonged to us!
21 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Morris Minor convertible used in the NUTS IN MAY Play for Today belonged to my family. My mother was shopping in Wareham Dorset, when members of the BBC had noticed the car parked in the town and waited for the owner to return, when my mother came back from shopping, they asked if they could use the car in a Play for Today. It belonged to my father, and it was agreed this was OK. The BBC kindly lent us a car during the filming. When we saw the play, we really enjoyed it, and could not believe just how much the car was filmed due to the main characters role, the car was almost as much of a celebrity as the leading stars! We recorded the play on video, and remember that this was such a well loved play that the viewers requested for it to be repeated, so with such an overwhelming amount of the public wanting to see it again it was repeated, and is still remembered as one of the best loved plays that ever was. perhaps the BBC would like to repeat it again?

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