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Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

PG | | Drama | 22 December 1982 (UK)
A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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Cast

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Annie
Sue Wallace ...
Mavis
Geraldine Griffiths ...
Doreen
Karen Meagher ...
Paula
Maggie Wilkinson ...
Arlene
Ron Bain ...
Mike
Alun Lewis ...
Hywel
Robert Blythe ...
Ivan
Roy Heather ...
Wally
Peter Doran ...
Dai
Arwen Holm ...
Helen
Sion Tudor Owen ...
Nin
Robert Gwilym ...
Gareth
Mostyn Evans ...
Now
Paul Haley ...
Mr. Howard
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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A delicious new comedy from the producer of "Chariots of Fire" and "Local Hero."

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The time and place that the film was set was in Wales in 1962. See more »

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Mike: Bon apetite, blue eyes!
Paula: Her eyes are brown, Mike.
Mike: Not to me!
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A Film I watched when I was young and I loved it!
16 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had this film on VHS when I was a young girl,and I watched it until the tape broke! I would love to watch it again but I can't seem to find a copy anywhere. The characters are so varied and interesting that you find your self drawn into the world behind the running of a busy hotel and in the end your sad to leave all of the colourful characters behind. The storyline is so simple, but so cleverly written it only enhances the enjoyment of the film. What I loved the most about this film was the attention to detail, Annies attic room was a a wonderful piece of set design. I too would loved to have seen what happened to these people a few years on. It's such a shame this hasn't been released on DVD it's such a waste for for it not to be seen.


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