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    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 6/10/2018 16:54
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    The Fishing Party - BBC Play For Today

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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 110 minutes
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    Content Type: TV Series

    First shown in BBC One's renowned Play for Today series in 1972, Peter Terson s sparkling comedy of class and manners stars Brian Glover, Ray Morto and Douglas Livingstone.

    Derbyshire miners Art (Glover), Ern (Mort) and Abe (Livingstone) head north to Whitby for a boys-only escape and a spot of sea fishing.

    Checking into a shabby B&B run by haughty landlady Audrey (Jane Freeman) and her henpecked hubby, the trio are bamboozled into paying a high price for their rooms.

    They board their chartered boat piloted by a taciturn ex-fisherman, who stares grimly ahead while offering stern warnings about mixing chips and brown ale on a swelling sea. But the boys are half-cut before they've left the harbour, and as they reach the cod grounds they're decidedly off-colour.

    With his unshakable poise, fervour for self-improvement and back-of-the-sauce-bottle learning, Art is the well-meaning group leader who anchors the action as they head for deep water.

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    Directed By:
    Michael Simpson

    Written By:

    Brian Glover
    Ray Mort
    Douglas Livingstone |

    Soundtrack By:
    Sidney Sager

    Director of Photography:
    Michael Williams

    Oliver White

    Production Designer:
    Charles Carroll

    David Rose

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