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 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
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
[Abbo and Shaz are helping Alan learn his lines. They come to the line where Alan's character kisses Ann's character
[quoting line from play
"I have seen the light of truth in what's happened and the light of love in your fiancée's eyes - love for me."
Then you stride over to her, take her in your arms and... bleeeeugh!
[Abbo pretends to vomit
Puke and vomitudinosty!
[echoing Ann's comment to him earlier
That's stupid, that. Long drivel words that don't mean anything.
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