Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria... See full summary »

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Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them to action. Written by Will Gilbert

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28 November 1980 (UK)  »

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When you hear the vacuum cleaner come on, the bag does not fill up with air. (This mistake was pointed out by Mike Leigh himself 35 years later during the director's commentary) See more »

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The funniest programme on TV that I have ever seen.
24 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I watched this with my parents when it came out back in 1980 and we rolled about the floor laughing. It is the funniest programme I have ever watched on TV. Brenda Blethyn was a winner way before her Secrets and Lies fame. An absolute cracker.


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