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Buddy’s Song

Ches’s finest hour, worth catching for Michael Elphick’s immortal line ‘Got coppers rahnd me arse, enn oi!’ And to emphasise the Children’s Film Foundation-quality of the script, it’s all shot on glorious mushy 70s film stock, by the looks of things.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I actually saw this at the cinema during the fifteen minutes Chesney Hawkes was the most famous person in Britain. Claude Whatham (That’ll Be the Day) directed, Daltrey stole the show and the whole thing was a spin-off from the 1980s BBC schools series ‘Buddy’.

  2. Tom Ronson

    March 31, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Made a whopping £8,017 at the box office. There are some very noticeable examples of what The Daily Mail’s film critic called ‘Third World film-making’ on display here – the sludgy photography, some terrible dubbing, and performances that would have seemed amateurish in an episode of Grange Hill – but on the whole, it’s an agreeable waste of a couple of hours.

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