BBC2 Playhouse: Season 7, Episode 5

Grown-Ups (28 Nov. 1980)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 301 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

(devised by)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 16 Feb 2011
 
a list of 669 titles
created 16 Dec 2012
 
a list of 309 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 374 titles
created 08 Mar 2014
 
a list of 337 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Grown-Ups" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Grown-Ups (28 Nov 1980)

Grown-Ups (28 Nov 1980) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of BBC2 Playhouse.
« Previous Episode | 52 of 106 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Dick
...
Mandy
...
Gloria
Janine Duvitski ...
Sharon
...
...
Ralph Butcher
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 November 1980 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Arena: Mike Leigh Making Plays (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My Introduction to Mike Leigh
12 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

I discovered this film quite my accident 20 years ago when I was 14. I was at home with my family, we were flicking from channel to channel trying to find something to watch on telly. We settled on something which I thought was one of the best and funniest things I had ever seen.

This was 'Grown Ups' and it made such an impression that I still remember the characters and some of the scenes even now, I did see it again a year or so later. This film brings to attention just how silly a group of so called grown ups look bickering argueing and bullying each other and how silly their behaviour can seem. The acting was excellent, they were all so realistic. Brenda Blethyn was as good in this film as she was in 'Secrets and Lies'. Her character was similar ( very emotional ). I felt sorry for Gloria and wished someone would protect her from the foul tempered Dick, although I could see she brought a lot of it on herself. I am sure she meant well really.

Since this I have seen many more Mike Leigh films and have become a very big fan. This is one my favourite films of his

I have been trying hard for a long time to obtain this title on Pal Video, can anyone help?


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
going gently dvd/vhs rubydancingmoon
Aubrey (1982 - Season 8, Episode 9) venussansfurs
Discuss Grown-Ups (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?