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 »


Candice Marie: It's just that Keith and I believe that smoking damages your health. You see, Ray, you can't see the damage that it's doing. But if I could take one of your lungs now, and put it on the table in front of you and cut it in half, I think you'd be absolutely horrified.
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If your bloke doesn't lay off I'll kick this table over!
17 October 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This little film is quite simply a joy to watch. Leigh's gentle humour and wry outlook on life shines through every scene. Effectively plotless, the film follows London couple Keith and Candice Marie Pratt on their camping holiday in Dorset.

The humour derives from the situations that the couple encounter which bring out the curious mixture of autocracy and liberalism in their characters. This reaches a climax with the arrival at the campsite of Honkey and Finger, a couple of rowdy Brummie bikers who infuriate Keith with their free and easy approach to life. When they try to light a campfire (forbidden by the camp rules), Keith attempts to lay down the law and all hell breaks loose.

The film is one long string of hilarious set pieces (still quoted in my family years after seeing it)My favourite is when Honkey and Finger shout 'get back to your tent' to Keith, who loses his temper and shows his true colours by shouting 'AND YOU GET BACK TO YOUR TENEMENTS!'

Overall a non-stop laughter session. But beware, the comedy is low key and character based. If your favourite comedy is 'The Nutty Professor' you probably won't like this much.

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