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Film Matinee: It's Great to be Young


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continues the season of British films from the 40s and 50s, starring John Mills , Cecil Parker
Music, mutiny and midsummer madness are the ingredients in this good-natured comedy set in a school. When their popular teacher, Mr Dingle , is sacked, the boys and girls rebel and barricade themselves in the gym-but luckily all ends happily. The school orchestra features prominently in the story and if their talents seem remarkable then perhaps Humphrey Lyttelton and his band should share in the honours.
Screenplay by TED WILLIS
Produced by VICTOR SKUTEZKY Directed by CYRIL FRANKEL Films: page 82


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Mr Dingle
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Play By: Ted Willis
Produced By: Victor Skutezky
Directed By: Cyril Frankel
Mr Dingle: John Mills
Mr Frome: Cecil Parker
Nicky: Jeremy Spenser
Paulette: Dorothy Bromiley
Barmaid: Eleanor Summerfield
Mr Routledge: John Salew
Salesman: Bryan Forbes
Ginger: Brian Smith
Peggy: Carole Shelley
Lawson: Richard O'Sullivan
Miss Wyvem: Mary Merrall
Mr Patterson: Derek Blomfield
Landlady: Marjorie Rhodes
Morris: Eddie Byrne

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Film Matinee: It's Great to be Young

BBC One London, 26 July 1981 14.00

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