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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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3 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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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Kipperbang  »

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The mother of Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny) who is heard briefly but never seen, and who is uncredited, is played by actress Maureen Lipman, wife of the film's screenplay writer Jack Rosenthal. See more »

Goofs

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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[Ann and Geoffrey are saying their farewells as they are about to go home in different directions]
Geoffrey: [romantically] Mañana.
Ann: [romantically] Mañana.
GeoffreyAnn: [together] Mañana's not soon enough for me.
[Alan looks nauseated at this display of affection]
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Followed by Secrets (1983) See more »

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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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