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?
Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny
)'s two goals in life were to kiss class mate schoolgirl Ann Lawton (Abigail Cruttenden
) and to score a winning run for the English cricket team in a test match against Australia. 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
[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.
[...] See more
Followed by Arthur's Hallowed Ground