UK / BBC / 1x85m-e / 1986

Writer: Michael Palin / Producer: Innes Lloyd / Director: Tristam Powell / Music: George Fenton / Costume Design: Charlotte Holdich

Period drama. In 1959 young teenage Richard Burrill goes on a seaside holiday with his mother and father and manages to learn a few things about life and love. Heavily based on writer Palin’s own experiences of meeting his wife for the first time.

Cast: EDWARD RAWLE HICKS as Richard Burrill / JOHN NETTLETON as Mr Burrill / PAT HEYWOOD as Mrs Burrill / ALLAN CUTHBERTSON as Mr Horrobin / RPSEMARY MACKE as Mrs Horrobin / OONA KIRSCH as Julia / PIPPA HINCHLEY as Anna / JOAN SANDERSON as Miss Wilbraham / GRAHAM CROWDEN as Headmaster / CHARLES McKEOWN as Mr Hargreaves / SHEILA FEARN as Mrs Hargreaves