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Nuts in May 

A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh (deviser)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Sloman ... Keith Pratt
Alison Steadman ... Candice Marie
Anthony O'Donnell ... Ray
Sheila Kelley Sheila Kelley ... Honky
Stephen Bill Stephen Bill ... Finger
Richenda Carey ... Miss Beale
Eric Allan Eric Allan ... Quarryman
Matthew Guinness Matthew Guinness ... Farmer
Sally Watts Sally Watts ... Farm Girl
Richard Ireson Richard Ireson ... Policeman
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Their Morris packed to the gills, the punctilious Keith and the more spontaneous Candice-Marie arrive at a Dorset campground where they pay £10 in advance for ten nights. It's peaceful: they visit Corfe Castle, eat vegetarian food, and go in search of raw milk. Then a fellow with a loud radio pitches his tent near theirs: Keith is beside himself and it doesn't help when Candice-Marie decides to befriend the young man. Things get worse when a couple arrive on a motorcycle, make noisy love in their tent, and then start an illegal campfire. It's too much for Keith: he loses it. Will our middle-class couple find a bucolic corner, or are they doomed to brawl with the noisy and unwashed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The registration number of the Morris Minor has the letters "BY". Really used by the Croydon vehicle registration office in the days before regionalisation. See more »

Quotes

Keith: [snatching Finger's large stick and pointing it at him] BE TOLD!
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Petty human nature goes under the microscope in this brilliant & funny film
1 March 1999 | by Joe-144See all my reviews

This is a good film to see for anyone starting on the long, twisted road that is trying to understand the British. Keith is a deeply anal-retentive man on a camping holiday with his dim, lisping girlfriend, Candace Marie. When a rough biker couple arrives at the campsite next door, his ordered little world is destroyed and his sanity nearly goes with it.

The character of Keith is absolutely brilliant: I've never seen such a deeply flawed, contradictory, human character so well written and well portrayed on screen. Roger Sloman is utterly convincing and very funny. Alison Steadman is also very good and the whole film is difficult to forget.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1976 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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