A Day Out was Alan Bennett’s debut play for television in 1972. A beautifully bittersweet play set in the summer of 1911 that followed members of the Halifax Cycling Club on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey.
Sunset Across the Bay follows married couple who, after a life time of work and bringing up a family, retire, moving from Leeds to the seaside resort of Morecambe. Their struggle to adapt to retirement produces humour through the observation of Northern dialogue and idiosyncrasies, but moves towards tragedy. OK, so this one isn’t about cycling but we’re throwing it in as part of our Alan Bennett double-bill. Enjoy!
Double-bill – From the BFI Archive
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