The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket commentary (provided superbly by John Arlott) right up to the will he, won't he finale, when he has to kiss Ann in a school play. Written by
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The school is what is now Wimbledon Chase Primary School, but was then Wimbledon Chase Middle School. At least one of the real teachers of the time was used as an extra - you can see her saying 'shush' to children in the school hall. She is now (2009) the head teacher. See more
When Alan, Ann and Geoffrey walk home from school after rehearsing for the school play, the top deck of a modern (probably late 1970s) double-decker bus is visible at the far end of the alley. In the same scene, opposite the side-road that leads to the alley, is a modern Warboys-design (post-1964) "no cycling" sign. See more
[Alan has finally kissed Ann
John Arlott - Cricket Commentator
And Duckworth has done it. England have won the most dramatic victory in the history of cricket. The entire crowd - and I'll wager the entire nation - rises to its feet in homage to Quack-Quack Duckworth who went to the wicket a boy... and came back a man.