BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
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Grown-Ups 

Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh (devised by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Phil Davis ... Dick (as Philip Davis)
Lesley Manville ... Mandy
Brenda Blethyn ... Gloria
Janine Duvitski ... Sharon
Lindsay Duncan ... Christine Butcher
Sam Kelly ... Ralph Butcher
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Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them to action. Written by Will Gilbert

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1980 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Canterbury, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in Arena: Mike Leigh Making Plays (1982) See more »

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Comedy that could break your heart.
9 October 2001 | by Gerry-12See all my reviews

The scene of Brenda Blethyn in the young couple's house is as funny as any movie scene I know. It was only later that I discovered I had been laughing at a woman having a real nervous breakdown, and that Mike Leigh was showing me what that phrase meant.


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