Brian Glover (Art) is definitely in charge of the other two, and they both have respect for him. They just want to get booked into a guest house, have a meal then do a spot of fishing, with a bit of drinking to finish.
Things aren't that simple, the landlady Jan Freeman (Audry) over charges for their accommodation, and really can't be bothered to serve an evening meal, and gives them next to nothing for breakfast.
Her spineless husband Frank Moorey (Brian) would love to go out fishing with the lads, but Audry tells him...'You've got work to do here'.
Before finding a boat the lads need to have a good meal, so they have a huge Fish and Chips from the local restaurant. They then find a boat and not only do they get into it, two large crates of brown ale is also loaded aboard.
They insist that the Fisherman who owns the boat, takes them out to the Cod fishing grounds. The waves are far too rough for the lads, and they all begin to get sea sickness.
They then have to return quietly back to their guest house, along with goodness knows how many cod?. Everything is rocking, nothing keeps still for the 3 drunken lads. (you may know that feeling)?
They survive the night, and are all looking forward to a nice smoke kippered breakfast (well that's what Art said they will have)
What they really had, was two very small sausages (burnt) and a small fried egg, not enough to feed their appetite, but Art insists they leave a tip.(why)? along with a note written on the back of a betting slip...'You should serve smoked kippers for breakfast, over charcoal'.
Fantastically funny play, I wish the BBC would repeat all of their classic plays (bet a lot have been wiped)?
If anyone would like a copy of this play on DVD then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be happy to oblige for a small fee. The picture and sound quality is really very good.
Thanks for reading my review