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
3 November 1982 (UK)
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P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang.
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The internal thoughts of Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny
) were voiced by real-life BBC Radio cricket broadcaster and commentator John Arlott
and were delivered in the style of a real life cricket match commentary. See more
When Alan, Ann and Geoffrey walk home from school after rehearsing for the school play, the top deck of a modern (probably 1970s vintage) 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
Bums are nothing really - everyone's got a bum. Always have had - they're nothing to be ashamed of. Dicks aren't either - everyone's got a dick. It's only the human torso. Tits included - I mean they're just for feeding babies with, deep down, not for bouncing about. The same goes for getting a feel. Kissing's different. A kiss is...
Girls like it as well, you know.
What boys like... and some of them bloody love it.
I'm not talking about just French girls.
Aye, I'm not ...
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