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
Did You Know?
The meaning and relevance of the "P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang" phrase of the film's title is that it is a group of words which are used by Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny
) and the members of his school gang as a secret password. 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
When I walk past your desk, I breathe in on purpose to smell your skin. It's the most beautiful smell there is.
It's only Yardley's.
Followed by Arthur's Hallowed Ground