The Fishing Party. Image shows from L to R: Abe (Douglas Livingstone), Ern (Ray Mort), Art (Brian Glover). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1972
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1
Stars
Brian Glover, Ray Mort, Douglas Livingstone, Jane Freeman, Frank Moorey, John Comer, Deidre Costello and James Garbutt
Writers
Peter Terson and Barry Hanson
Director
Michael Simpson
Producer
David Rose
Companies

"We ain't pigs, lads, we ain't pigs. No brown aleing, no being sick over the wall, no signs of wear and tear - we'll show our wives we can be civilised without them."

Three miners plan a blameless weekend fishing for cod off Whitby. Their arrival in the port town is met with near bemusement by the proprietor of the guest-house they are pointed towards: she's never catered for a fishing party before, and certainly not out of season!

All three are keen to get out on their private trip to a nearby cod hotspot with a local fisherman, but it's not long before their journey on the open waves takes a turn for the decidedly odd.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Play For Today: The Fishing Party
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 1st June 1972 at 9:20pm on BBC One
Episode length
55 minutes

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