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Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976)

The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea and his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett when they set up a driving school business.

Director:

Norman Cohen

Writers:

Christopher Wood (screenplay), Christopher Wood (novel) (as Timothy Lea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Askwith ... Timothy Lea
Anthony Booth ... Sidney Noggett
Sheila White ... Rosie Noggett
Doris Hare ... Mrs. Lea
Bill Maynard ... Mr. Lea
Windsor Davies ... Mr. Truscott
Liz Fraser ... Mrs. Chalmers
Irene Handl ... Miss Slenderparts
George Layton ... Tony Bender
Lynda Bellingham ... Mary Truscott
Avril Angers Avril Angers ... Mrs. Truscott
Maxine Casson Maxine Casson ... Avril Chalmers
Chrissy Iddon Chrissy Iddon ... Lady Snodley
Ballard Berkeley ... Lord Snodley
Suzy Mandel ... Mrs. Hargreaves
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Timothy Lea and his brother-in-law Sidney decide upon opening a driving school as their latest get-rich-quick scheme. Though he sincerely wants to teach, young Timmy finds that his female students are far more interested in keeping their eyes on him than on the road. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Girls drive him wild... and he loves it!

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Comedy

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Trivia

Final film of Avril Angers. See more »

Connections

Followed by Confessions of a Summer Camp Councillor (1977) See more »

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My Name Is Timmy Lea
Written by Ronnie Bond
Performed by The Ronnie Bond Singers
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It's all relative
12 July 2009 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is probably the weakest of the British "Confessions of" series which was generally inferior (albeit much more nudity-saturated) than the much longer running "Carry On" series. Still, if you're talking about British T and A films (I guess that would be "teats and arses"), the "Confessions of" series was the top of the heap, and even this weaker entry is a lot better than most. In this entry (which follows the superior "Confessions of a Pop Performer") Timmy Lea and his brother-in-law Sid have opened up a driving school. All of their customers, of course, are beautiful, sex-crazed women except for one half-blind septuagenarian (Irene Handl). And, of course, they're ALL terrible drivers. As usual "Timmy" has a truly ridiculous amount of sex, but true love--this time with the rugby-obsessed daughter (Linda Bellingham) of the owners of a rival driving school--continues to elude him.

Robin Askwith who plays "Timmy" is about the same as ever, but his goofy family--brother-in-law Sid, his housewife sister, and his cantankerous provincial parents--again provide the best comedy. Bellingham, who was the wife of the producer, probably benefited from nepotism to some extent because she is pretty weak, especially compared to Linda Hayden who typically played the main love interest in these. As for the rest of the girls, you get to see all of Suzy Mandel, but not enough of her as she only has a small part. Sally Faulkner too has a small part as a "golf widow" who somehow ends up up naked in a sand-trap with "Timmy" while her negligent husband plays a round of golf. Faulkner was not ridiculously sexy like Mandel or Mary Millington, but she always made the most of these small comedy-type roles (she also appeared in Jose Larraz's "Vampyres" and later played Glory Annnen's murderous lesbian lover in Norman J. Warren's "Prey").

It really depends on what you compare it to, but I would probably recommend this. It's funnier than most T and A films, and has more T and A than most of the funnier Britidsh films.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1976 (UK) See more »

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Confessions of a Driving Instructor See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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