Our Day Out. Mr Briggs (Alun Armstrong). Copyright: BBC.

Our Day Out

BBC Two comedy about a school trip. 1 episode in 1977. Stars Alun Armstrong, Jean Heywood, Elizabeth Estensen, Lennox Greaves and others.

Our Day Out

Our Day Out

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.

"Fresh, lively and natural." - Daily Telegraph

First released: Monday 1st October 2018

  • Distributor: Simply Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 69
  • Subtitles: English

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