It's been a long time since I've seen this play, but it stays in my mind: two boys from Shropshire want to go to London to see the Festival of Britain. They try to get there in a go-kart. (Note for American readers: that would be a distance of about 150 miles.) The main character is one of the boys who has a somewhat disturbed father. At one point he has a nightmare of his father screaming and ranting while covered in apple sauce.
The comic Duggie Brown is very good as the boy's awkward but kind-hearted uncle. The script was written by the actor Tim Preece, who also shows up in it as a motorcyclist with an artificial leg. (Preece is perhaps best known as Reggie Perrin's hopeless son-in-law.) A DVD release would be much appreciated: the BBC is sitting on some gems.
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