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This hidden gem should be properly restored,
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This review is from: East of Ipswich [DVD] (DVD)
Believe me, holidays were really like this!
This is a wonderful gem of a film that the BBC excel at - wonderful script by Michael Palin; immaculate attention to historical detail; and wholly believable acting of whom Joan Sanderson's landlady undoubtedly steals the show. Social historians wanting to know how most familes spent one week in August in that dank, grey period between the end of World War II and the onset of cheap flights to Majorca in the 1970s need look no further.
The only gripe is, sadly, some of the colour has softened with age. It really should be properly restored. But don't let that put you off - just watch and enjoy.