Directed by Mike Leigh

First screened in 1980 as part of the BBC’s Playhouse strand, Grown-Ups is one of Mike Leigh’s most pointed explorations of class differences in contemporary Britain. The film focuses on the parallel lives of a working-class couple, Dick and Mandy (Phil Davis and Lesley Manville), and their middleclass neighbours. After moving into a new council house, Dick and Mandy discover that the private house next door is owned by their old teacher Mr Butcher (Sam Kelly).

Laced with comedy Grown-Ups explores how class can impact on attitudes to even the most everyday things. 

Booking for Friends opens Fri 15 Oct, 12pm
Booking for Members opens Sat 16 Oct, 12pm
On General Sale Mon 18 Oct, 12pm

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive.

118 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

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