Play for Today: Season 6, Episode 12

Nuts in May (13 Jan. 1976)

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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Sloman ...
Keith
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Candice Marie
Anthony O'Donnell ...
Ray
Sheila Kelley ...
Honky
Stephen Bill ...
Finger
Richenda Carey ...
Miss Beale
Eric Allan ...
Quarryman
Matthew Guinness ...
Farmer
Sally Watts ...
Farm Girl
Richard Ireson ...
Policeman
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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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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 »

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[Finger and Honky are making a lot noise in their tent. Keith gets up in the middle of the night to tell them to shut up]
Keith: This is a tent! *I* am in a tent! The walls of a tent are thin. I can hear everything you're saying. Now BE QUIET!
Finger: Get back to bed!
Keith: And you get back to your tenements!
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a pure gem
9 November 2004 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

My 11yr old daughter and her 12yr old friend chose this movie for a sleepover in what can only be described as a flash of brilliance. As I cooked in the kitchen I kept being drawn in by their laughter, giggling and quizzical expressions. Being a long time Mike Leigh fan, I eventually just squeezed into the couch beside them and proceeded to watch one of the funniest movies I have ever, EVER seen. I like hearing that it has become a tradition for people, and I think I will try that this year over the Christmas holidays.

My daughter and her friend now make a point of staring the other down and growling, "Now Candice-Marie..."


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