"Pier Pressure" has been written off, or at least given a battering, for being thin on plot and heavy on meandering dialogue. Yes, there are some drawn out conversations between the protagonists, but I think the point of "Pier Pressure" is that it is a character piece - writer Robert Ross concentrates more on the banter between his characters rather than in ladling on a convoluted plot which might otherwise detract from the enjoyment of the dialogue. I find it highly atmospheric and rather elegaic in quality, and Roy Hudd's performance in particular is lovely. The Brighton setting works well, the cast is uniformly great, and there is a real spark to much of the script. Underrated.