It’s a Great Day

Date: 1955
Director: John Warrington
Production Company: Grove Films

Stars: Ruth Dunning, Edward Evans, Sid James, Vera Day, Sheila Sweet, Peter Bryant
Location(s): London, Surrey

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Storyline:

A builder recruits a dubious character to help him finish a job on a new housing estate before the official opening.

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This film is based on 'The Grove Family', a BBC television soap opera that is generally regarded to be the first of its kind broadcast in Britain. The style of the brickwork makes this likely to be one of the viaducts on the District Line between Ravenscourt Park and Stamford Brook, west of the former Studland Road Junction.

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The camera tilts and pans to settle on the railway arch where Bob Grove speaks with his son Jack.

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Bob Grove (Edward Evans) goes to see car dealer Harry Mason (Sid James) in the hope of renting a car. Shepperton Studios in Surrey with the tower of St. Mary Magdalene Church on Squire’s Bridge Road just visible to the right of centre top.

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Jack Grove (Peter Bryant) and his Father leave Mrs. Jenks' boarding house with Blondie (Vera Day) as they set out to look for Lennie and Daphne.

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Lennie (Christopher Beeny) and Daphne Grove (Margaret Downs) run through the near complete housing estate.

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The children settle on a good place to watch the opening ceremony.

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Daphne watches as Lennie climbs to the top of some scaffolding.

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Lennie surveys the estate before realising that he can't get down.

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Jack, Blondie and Bob enter the estate.

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Daphne leads the adults to where Lennie is stuck at the top of the scaffolding.

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