P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (1982)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Comedy  |  3 November 1982 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »



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


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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Release Date:

3 November 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kipperbang  »

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Though originally made for British television this tele-movie ended up garnering theatrical distribution in certain markets and territories such as the USA, Australia and even the UK. 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 »


[as he is walking to school, Alan flamboyantly bowls an imaginary cricket ball, and pulls a muscle. As he hops around in agony he sees two workmen watching him]
Alan: Aaaargh! It's cramp! Bloody hell-fire and scrotums.
Road Worker: Millions of pounds on education.
Road Worker: It'll be with him living under the shadow of the Bomb, I expect.
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Followed by Arthur's Hallowed Ground (1984) See more »

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Dr. very strange love.
2 February 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Postwar England, the dawn of the "atomic age". Yet, the worries of a young schoolboy yearning to experience his first "kiss" cannot be derailed by something as inconsequential as THE BOMB. This was a delightful if not educational look at young love from the vantage point of an adolescent male and his world of the

1940's. Free of political correctness and preachy messages, this film exposes the viewer to the world that only the mind (and

hormones) of a young teenager can create. Wonderful subplots

maintain character interest ala "Gregory's Girl", and plenty

of well blocked shots help keep up the imagery of this era. This is a very good story for anyone, young or old, who has

ever been in love, or ever wanted to be. Does he ever get his wish? Watch it and see.

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