Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan Dance (Eddie Byrne), an old rogue who would rather drink and philosophize than work. The Village Council are determined to have a perfect record so they connive to have the old man put into the alms-house which has been unoccupied for many years, where he must abide by rules laid down 400 years ago. A new Vicar arrives and discovers that, because of the circumstances created by the Council, Dan Dance is entitled to 6,000 pounds a year at the expense of the village.
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Did You Know?
A nearby town to village of Little Hayhoe in this story is called Newton Crosby. Coincidentally, Newton Crosby was later the name of the leading character played by Steve Guttenberg in the film Short circuit (1986). See more
Talking of vagabonds, something must be done about Daniel Dance before the visit.
Music by Kenneth Alford
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