This is a minor gem of a kitchen sink drama, with some some great performances and some location sequences that will get nostalgia buffs very steamed up - Butlins in Bognor and the old Ace Café!
However, it's very badly served indeed by this release. To start with, it's a fairly duff print, which can't necessarily be helped, but is still annoying. Much more seriously, the box copy claims that the film is presented in widescreen, when in fact it's letterboxed 4:3 - which means that widescreen TV owners can choose between either watching a minuscule (around 1/3 size) picture floating in the middle of the screen, or zooming in, which degrades the image so badly as to render it pretty much unwatchable. The picture resolution is so low and the transfer so poor that on LCD screens many scenes simply dissolve into a riot of pixellation. Wait for it to turn up on TV instead.