Every Day’s a Holiday

Date: 1965
Director: James Hill
Production Company: Fitzroy Films Ltd., Maycroft

Stars: John Leyton, Michael Sarne, Freddie & The Dreamers, Ron Moody, Liz Fraser, Grazina Frame, Nicholas Parsons, Michael Ripper, Hazel Hughes, Richard O'Sullivan, Tony Daines, Peter Gilmore
Location(s): Essex, Surrey



A musical production in which several teenagers take summer jobs at a seaside resort where a TV producer has decided to record a talent show.

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Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill

Also known as Seaside Swingers (US Title)


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Christina Barrington de Witt sets off for Clacton on her scooter. No longer an unknown location, Gary Twitchett identifies this as Esher Green at the top of More Lane, Esher, Surrey. (RL)

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The supporting "now" shot to Gary's identification.

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Jimmy Dainty (Richard O'Sullivan) and Mike (Tony Daines) make their way to the coast. Unknown location.

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The Hon. Tim Gilpin drives to the holiday camp. After all these years Marty French has resolved this one for us, the E-Type is turning towards Bridge Road, Weybridge, Surrey with shops in Heath Road in the background. (RL)

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Reverse shot from image Capture 3. Tim en route to the coast passing The Queens Head, Bridge Street, Weybridge Mary tells us. (RL)

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Gerry Pullman hitches a ride. Unknown location.

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The entrance to Butlins holiday camp, looks like West Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex. The camp closed in October 1983 and became an amusement park before the land was redeveloped for housing.

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Gerry Pullman (John Leyton) arrives at the holiday camp.

Jimmy and Mike chat with Susan and Jennifer Baker (The Baker Twins).

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A 1969 plan of Butlins at Clacton.

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Tim Gilpin (Mike Sarne) in front of the Reception Building. The Playhouse was on the first floor. Butlins, Clacton on Sea. The following link has more information about Butlins at Clacton http://www.butlinsmemories.com/clacton/index.htm

Christina Barrington de Witt (Grazina Frame), Gerry, Jimmy and the Baker twins somewhere in the middle of the camp.

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A postcard from around 1960 showing an ariel view of Butlins at Clacton on Sea.

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The gang run along the seafront alongside Marine Parade, Clacton with the pier in the distant background.

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On the beach at Clacton with a Martello Tower visible on the extreme right. The tower appears to be on Hastings Road which is one of the roads that now covers the old Butlins camp. The tower can be seen just above centre in image edh009n.

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Christina next to the 'outdoor heated pool' at Butlins, Clacton.