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P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (1982)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Albasiny ...
Abigail Cruttenden ...
Ann Lawton
Maurice Dee ...
Geoffrey Whitaker
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Miss Land
Mark Brailsford ...
Abbo
Christopher Karallis ...
Shaz (as Chris Karallis)
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Eunice
Robert Urquhart ...
Headmaster
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Tommy
Maurice O'Connell ...
Gym Teacher
Tim Seeley ...
French Master
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Botany Teacher
Peter Dean ...
Police Officer
Dave Atkins ...
Fish Shop Owner
Eric Richard ...
Road Worker
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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 Paul Batey

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3 November 1982 (UK)  »

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Kipperbang  »

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The nickname of Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny) was "Quack Quack". See more »

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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 »

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[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.
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Followed by Those Glory Glory Days (1983) See more »

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Excellent Film
28 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was at school in the late sixties and early seventies and this film is very much how my school was. The school play where the leading actors kiss, that happened at my school. A crazy gang of lads, my school again only when we went on a cross country run we would have a smoke! 'Getting the whack', some one at my school broke in through a sky light and broke the canes! after that they were kept in a safe!!! And as for certain nocternal activities! what can I say.... The film actually came out in 1982, I remember that as it was when I bought my house and the film was showing at the same time. If you like British films and films about school, growing up and period pieces, then this is for you. Another film very much like it, 'SWALK', came out a few years before and I for one would like to see that again, also 'Kes' is in the genre. Highly recommended. (But trust me, 1982 is when it came out)


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