Play for Today: Season 8, Episode 16

Our Day Out (7 Feb. 1978)

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When a teacher takes a group of troubled school children on a school trip to Conwy in Wales, the children understand life outside of Liverpool.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Briggs
Jean Heywood ...
Mrs. Kay
Elizabeth Estensen ...
Susan
Lennox Greaves ...
Colin
George Malpas ...
Lollipop Man - Les
Robert Gillespie ...
Headmaster
Bill Moores ...
Coach Driver
Iona Banks ...
Café Owner - Mrs. Roberts
Jill Richards ...
Café Assistant
Peter Tilbury ...
Zoo Keeper
Julie Jones ...
Carol
Stephen Caffrey ...
Reilly
Jacqueline Lucas ...
Linda Croxley
Robert Guy ...
Ronson
Phil Johnson ...
Andrews
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When a teacher takes a group of troubled school children on a school trip to Conwy in Wales, the children understand life outside of Liverpool.

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Willy Russell also wrote a stage musical version of this play. See more »

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Carol: Isn't it horrible, eh, Miss?
Mrs. Kay: Mm?
Carol: Y'know, all the thingy like; the dirt an' that.
[pause]
Carol: I like them nice places.
Mrs. Kay: Which places?
Carol: Know them places on the telly with gardens, an' trees outside an' that.
Mrs. Kay: You've got trees in Pilot Street haven't you?
Carol: They planted some after the riots. But the kids chopped them down an' burnt them on bonfire night.
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Teddy Bear's Picnic
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Music by John W. Bratton
Played on the guitar by Nic Jones
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A well balanced powerful TV play
9 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Ignore the rating IMDb is currently showing for this drama - a baffling 5.4. The system IMDb uses must be seriously flawed (And I suspect looking at the spread of votes grossly in favour of US voters) as if you drill down you'll in fact discover the mean vote is 7.3, and the median 9.

Our Day Out is in many ways a simple drama, full of clever lines, and some hysterically funny scenes with the students of the "Progress Class" clashing with the Welsh countryside, and a zoo that doesn't know what hit it….

But there also are some powerful moments amongst the carousing and glee of a 'special needs' class on a day outing to Wales.

The acting is uniformly good from the child cast, and the editing and direction are again apparently simple but highly effective.

The comedy and drama are well balanced, and though it does feel very much like a made for TV play, without great character development in any of its child cast in the short hour available, it is a pleasure to watch, and highlights some powerful issues around the neglect of working class kids along the way.


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