BBC2 Playhouse: Season 7, Episode 5

Grown-Ups (28 Nov. 1980)

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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... 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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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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These people were more than actors
17 November 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When first I saw this incredible film/play I knew none of the actors in it. They totally convinced me of the story and situation-it was like peeping into someone elses life. How much Mike Leigh has to do with it or what is the actors' contribution it is hard to say. However it is a masterpiece of observation. Brenda Blethyn is wonderful ,ably supported by the rest of the cast, all of whom I have seen turn in stellar performances in varied roles in other films and TV productions. If you have never seen it then hunt it down. You will not regret the time spent. It makes one sneer,laugh,cry,think and wonder at the reality of the performances and situation portrayed by this great company.


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