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Hide and Seek (1972)

A young boy runs away from an approved school to meet up with his father in the hope that he can persuade his dad to allow him to travel to Canada with him. He also meets up with two local ... See full summary »

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Peter Newby ...
Keith Lawson
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Chris Barker
Eileen Fletcher ...
Beverley Dickie
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Fake Police Constable
Roger Avon ...
First workman
Richard Coleman ...
Police sergeant
Frances Cuka ...
Mrs. Dickie
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Mr. Grimes
Liz Fraser ...
Audrey Lawson
Ben Howard ...
Sid
Godfrey James ...
Police Constable Dickie
Alan Lake ...
Lorrimer
David Lodge ...
Baker
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Butcher
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Ted Lawson
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A young boy runs away from an approved school to meet up with his father in the hope that he can persuade his dad to allow him to travel to Canada with him. He also meets up with two local children and discovers that his father is instead planning a bank heist. Written by Vince Oldham

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Chris Barker: [Good boy Chris meets up with The Deptford Dodger, a young runaway, who tells him he's only trying to reunite with his Dad, shown in a photograph in front of their old house] There's thousands of houses like that. And I'll tell you one thing: you can't walk around lookin' for it any more.
Keith Lawson: Why not?
Chris Barker: Half Deptford's on the lookout for you now, and P.C. Dickey's on the warpath. You'll have to keep off the streets.
Keith Lawson: I'm not scared. I can run rings 'round a dozen coppers.
Chris Barker: Oh, have a bit of sense. Stay ...
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Featured in Talkies: Liz Fraser Presents... Hide and Seek (2016) See more »

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Deptford Fun City
30 December 2016 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine a film being made today opening with the superscript 'DEPTFORD London', but in 1972 the Children's Film Foundation took the plunge and set this production in one of the Big Smoke's least tourist-familiar neighbourhoods. Hide and Seek stars future Spandau Ballet singer Gary Kemp as Keith, a streetwise youngster helping Chris Barker (Peter Newby), a runaway schoolboy who's been dubbed 'The Deptford Dodger' by local media in honour of his shoplifting feats. This being a CFF film there is, of course, a backstory that makes it clear that young Chris is the unfortunate victim of society. Also on hand are Robin Askwith as a phony PC and Roy Dotrice as a rather crusty old man in desperate need of a bath. All in all, a delightful time capsule of an early '70s London that has long since disappeared.


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