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

The Fishing Party

BBC One comedy about three friends. 1 episode in 1972. Stars Brian Glover, Ray Mort, Douglas Livingstone, Jane Freeman and others.

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

The Fishing Party

Three miners plan a blameless weekend fishing at Whitby

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1972
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Brian Glover, Ray Mort, Douglas Livingstone, Jane Freeman, Frank Moorey, John Comer, Deidre Costello and James Garbutt
Writer
Peter Terson
Director
Michael Simpson
Producer
David Rose

"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.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Play For Today: The Fishing Party (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

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

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