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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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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 »

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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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P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang
9 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. Some people may perceive this film as sweet and adorable but they have to be completely (or almost) entirely mistaken. P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang is probably the most overrated stories of all time: after I watched it, I found myself wanting an hour of my life back. No need to fear however, liberation is coming, in a few decades this film will become outdated and left on a shelf to rot. Don't make the same mistake as I did: DON'T WATCH THIS FILM! Watch some good films like the Godfather trilogy (excluding number 3 which is essentially about incest), Shawshank Redemption, the Good,the Bad,the Ugly, the Dark Knight, Inception, Argo, the Untouchables, Gladiator...Don't get me started and don't waste a single brain cell on P'tang yang kipper bang. It's utter crap,


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