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    Unique ID Code: 0000193549
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 6/10/2018 15:48
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    Our Day Out - A BBC Play of the Week

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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 70 Mins
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    Content Type: TV Series

    Different approaches to schooling clash when compassionate Mrs Kay (Jean Heywood) and disciplinarian Mr Briggs (Alun Armstrong) supervise a coach trip for their inner-city comprehensive.

    Our Day Out is a hilarious, chaotic tale of a group of teenagers let off the leash for a day s outing to Conwy Castle in Wales. Stopping off at a cafe, a zoo, the beach and a funfair, they take every opportunity to bicker, dawdle, cajole, steal and go missing.

    Filmed on location with a cast of untrained child actors, it s an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, 14 and free from school. But it also portrays bleak lives of under-educated kids from the backstreets of Liverpool.

    This tender comedy, directed by 1996 BAFTA winner Pedr James (Our Friends in the North), draws on Willy Russell s own experiences of school trips as both pupil and teacher. Originally broadcast on BBC One in 1977, it was later adapted as a stage musical and still features today as a school text.

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    Video Tracks:
    1.33 : 1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono (English)

    Directed By:
    Pedr James

    Written By:

    Alun Armstrong
    Jean Heywood
    Elizabeth Estensen |

    Music From:
    Nic Jones

    Director of Photography:
    John Williams

    Michael Duxbury
    Nigel Pardoe-Matthews

    Costume Designer:
    Anushia Nieradzik

    Production Designer:
    John Coleman

    David Rose

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