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Bank Holiday(from Scene)
Scene Bank Holiday title.jpg
BBC Schools TV
Company:BBC
First run:
2nd March
1972

Repeated until
29th April
1994

(23 school years)
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Episodes:1 episode
Duration:30 minutes
Subject:Citizenship
Audience:Age 13-16
Language:In English
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Contents

18-year-old friends Todd and Towzer set off by motorbike to spend a Bank Holiday weekend in Scarborough. Their long hair, cut-off denim jackets, medals, badges and swastikas lead to hostility from everyone they meet, including the police.

The following episode is a documentary, The Police and You, in which police officers give their reactions to the play. One such reaction is quoted on this site's page about The Police and You.

From the teacher's notes

"Bank Holiday was written in 1972, but remains a powerful and accessibe depiction of the tensions caused when a person's individuality is ignored or threatened." - Scene teacher's notes summer 1994 p.11.

Credits

Written by Colin Welland

In the archive

Exists. This programme is preserved in the BBC archives.

Broadcasts

  • Spring 1972
  • Spring 1973
  • Spring 1975
  • Summer 1994

Also broadcast for a general audience, in the evening on BBC2 during the August Bank Holiday 1977, and again during DEF II's celebration of 25 Years of Scene Drama in October 1993.

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ITV Schools, Channel 4 Schools
1992-1998
History
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