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East of Ipswich by Martin99 on 26 February 2004 11:12am
 
I wonder how many of you out there have seen 'East of Ipswich' ?. It was written by Michael around 1978, and was made into a one off tv programme in the eighties. I remember catching it, purely by chance in the eighties, and thinking it was absolutely brilliant. The basic story is about a very British(Middle class) family, who are going on their annual holiday. It's set around the 50's, and basically it was based on Michael's experience of 'family holidays' to the English coast by car. It has some very funny moments, but also captures brilliantly those family holidays when you're are a teenager. The teenage son even looks like a young Michael..
If you ever get the chance to see this, don't miss it..
bye all..

 
Re: East of Ipswich by Godfather on 26 February 2004 2:30pm
 

No i've not seen that (as far as i'm aware). I'll keep an eye out for it. I also felt Michael was taking the mickey out of his upbringing in the dungeon scene in Life Of Brian - "And it's taught me...that you'll never get anywhere in this life unless you're prepared to do a hards days work for a hard days pay". Complete with the accent, it always seems to me like he's emulating his Dad or the "work ethic" in Sheffield.
 
Re: East of Ipswich by Martin99 on 26 February 2004 4:22pm
 

I reckon you're spot on with that. I'm just imagining the scene, and yeah with the accent and the tone he uses, it does sound like someones Dad, as you said, probably his..
ta..

 
Re: East of Ipswich by giropay on 28 February 2004 9:37am
 
Yes I remember seeing this on TV.There must be somone somewher out there who video'd it and wouldn't mind copying for a small fee - plain brown envelope - and not a word to the taxman?
 
Re: East of Ipswich by *Amy* on 29 February 2004 3:18am
 
This sounds really interesting... I went to Southwold last year, on a school trip. Nearly fell in the river leading to the sea when i was crabbing. But i didn't know that was where Michael met Helen then... i only knew him as 'the cute knight'.

I was so born too late for all the things i am interested in.
 
Re: East of Ipswich by JK on 29 February 2004 4:00am
 
Most quaint is merry old Southwold. A pleasant day out on the proviso that the sun is shining and that you have a tolerance for the smell of hops.
 
Re: East of Ipswich by *Amy* on 29 February 2004 6:12pm
 
I was blinking sand out of my eyes for a week after Southwold. Was very windy.
 
Re: East of Ipswich by JK on 29 February 2004 6:50pm
 
Pity, as Southwold is best visited on a gloriously still and sunny day. Go for a stroll, grab a pub lunch and a lolly and a finer day out you wont find in ye olde England. Sure beats traipsing around Lakeside :o)
 
Re: East of Ipswich by *Amy* on 29 February 2004 7:12pm
 
I loved it there. The crabbing was really good, best ones i've seen since Swanage.

Lakeside? On a weekend? Are you having a laugh?!
 
Re: East of Ipswich by JK on 29 February 2004 7:26pm
 
Personally, I`m more your Bluewater type. Lakeside is a tad passe now I find.

Anyhoo, give me Southwold as a day out in preference to those two any day.
 
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