Nearly all of you have seen this, I'm sure, but just in case....A real treat this Sunday on BBC4 - at 10.30pm the Mike Leigh Play for Today 'Nuts in May' with Alison Steadman & others. Brilliant. Watch it.
I'll say it again: 'Please repeat broadcast 1970s Play for Todays BBC'!
Keeeeth and Candice-Marie
Last edited by RogerThornhill; 03-05-12 at 11:30 PM.
Time for a sing-a-long around the camp fire, everybody. Get those polo neck jumpers on now!
I just wish they would show PFTs that are unavailable elsewhere. Much as I like Nuts in May, it has been officially released.
Why am I excited about this too? I've got the DVD!
Always thought of it as a comedy, but when rewatched it's clearly a very sad story. Very, very good performances from Alison Steadman and Roger thingummy.
Thanks for the info on this Sundays showing although I do have the DVD I think Nuts In May is great and will be watching, I watched this when it was first aired it has always stuck in my memory
Alison Steadman was very good in it although Roger was a bit of an idiot how did she ever put up with him
ive programmed my sky plus for it again tonight and hopefully i will watch it again and understand but on previous viewings ive been nonplussed
Partly because of the Thread, I made a date to watch this and found it amusing enough. The two main characters were somewhat of a caricature but Leigh presumably was addressing the champagne socialist problem as early as 1976, although it would be accredited milk rather bubbly passing between the lips of those two. I was left half-convinced that Leigh was heavily influenced by the Joe and Petunia cartoon characters, but inverted them into hopelessly worthy types, rather than hopelessly ignorant.
The Brum guy reminded me very much of a chap I used to know in about 1976, although he never had such a tasty bird....
Leigh seemed to know very little about camping. Even in 1976, there were rather better tents than those army ones available.
i watched it again and it was quite good but i still think the whole thing is over wated .
keith and candice marie struck me as being like a tom and barbara good with all likeability took away from them .
interestingly enough that tv series on the 1970s touched on such people and how they came to be like they are .
its probably still available on i player
I've watch this several times now and it seems funnier on each viewing, we used to have a French teacher who had the same attitude as Keith had towards Finger and Honky, 'why don't you get back to your tenements', the world was only fit for people like him.