Bob Grove, a builder has problems with the council, over building supplies that he needs to complete a job on a local housing estate. Under pressure to finish the job, his son gets them ...
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Bob Grove, a builder has problems with the council, over building supplies that he needs to complete a job on a local housing estate. Under pressure to finish the job, his son gets them from a local crook. When the council find out, they call in the police, so the Grove family get together, to clear themselves, in time for the grand opening.Written by
'It's a Great Day' is a spin off from the BBC's first soap opera, 'The Grove Family' a very popular 1950's TV sitcom about a typical lower middle class family in suburbia designed to present a safe and comfortable image of family life. The film presents solid stereotypes like Mr Groves, pipe smoking, respected father, hard working breadwinner and a reliable and upright member of the community. His wife, daughter and 'live in gran' are all dutiful, rather scatty and gossip about trivia. The film about the son, Jack Groves, (Peter Bryant) obtaining building materials for his builder father, Bill Groves (Edward Evans) from 'a dodgy bloke in a pub' meaning they were stolen, lands not only the son in a spot of bother with the police for receiving stolen goods, but also his father. But like all 50's sit coms, it all ends happily with the family name being untarnished. There's a sub plot about a visit by a 'Princess' (Presumably Margaret) to the local housing estate which features the work of Mr Groves, but essentially, that's a side show, except at the end when you see the 'Princess' arrive, with lots of genuflecting by the cast. Otherwise, this film is a historical curiosity to historians, wanting to know how television presented images of middle class family life. By today's standards it's a tedious and lifeless film, and even in the 1950's was not a realistic picture of how people lived.
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