Mike Leigh - The Five Minute Films 1975





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Published on Jan 11, 2016

Although these were made in 1975, they were not broadcast until 1982.
Mike Leigh had originally intended to make around 50 of these five-minute stories, but only these five pilots ended up getting made.

1 - The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final
Original Air Date: 5 Sep. 1982
A slow-witted couple decide to start a family.
Richard Ireson ; Celia Quicke

2 - Old Chums
Original Air Date: 6 Sep. 1982
A man relentlessly bombards another man with small talk, while the other man tries to fend for himself while using crutches.
Tim Stern ; Robert Putt

3 - Probation
Original Air Date: 7 Sep. 1982
A boy goes to see his probation officer.
Herbert Norville ; Bill Colville ; Antony Carrick ; Theresa Watson ; Lally Percy

4 - A Light Snack
Original Air Date: 8 Sep. 1982
A window cleaner fancies a sausage roll, but all is not well in the sausage roll factory.
Margaret Heery ; Richard Griffiths ; Alan Gaunt ; David Casey

5 - Afternoon
Original Air Date: 9 Sep. 1982
A couple of old friends drown their sorrows together while revelling in the naivety of a young newly-wed.
Rachel Davis ; Pauline Moran ; Julia North


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