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All Day On The Sands (ITV 24 Feb 1979 with Marjorie Yates and Alun Armstrong)



UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1x 66 minute episode / Broadcast 24 February 1979

Writer: Alan Bennett / Music: George Fenton / Producer: Stephen Frears / Director: Giles Foster

Series: Six Plays by Alan Bennett / Episode 6 of 6

Comedy drama about a family who decide to go to Morecambe for their holiday instead of their usual Minorca staying in a boarding house called The Miramar.

The final play in the six part Alan Bennett series of single dramas, somewhat downbeat and based on Bennett’s own experiences of family holidays in the district in his youth.

Marjorie Yates as Mam
Alun Armstrong as Dad
Ken Jones as Mr Catley
Gary Carp as Colin
Susan Hopkins as Jennifer
Jonathan Coy as Keith
Rosalind Wilson as Jo
Jane Freeman as Mrs Catley
Helene Palmer as Fay
Lynne Carol as Mrs Thornton
Clifford Kershaw as Mr Thornton
Paula Tilbrook as Hilda
Denis Bond as Leslie
Harry Markham as Harry
Albert Modley as Albert
Bernard Atha as Man At Boating Pool
Stephen Greenwood as Graham
Lee Atkins as Derek
Bert Gaunt as Derek’s Father
Elizabeth Dawn as Derek’s Mother