The TV film tells the story of an ambitious schoolboy, Gary Worrall (played by Christien Anholt), who sets out to make £1M during his half term school break!
He is aided and abetted in this adventure by his school mate Brian Thurrock (Paul Reynolds). All goes smoothly until he meets the beautiful Lisa (Jayne Ashbourne) and he realises that life in the 'real' world is much more complicated than the theory in the classroom!
Gary Worrall - Christien Anholt Lisa Armstrong - Jayne Ashbourne Brian Thurrock -
Paul Reynolds Mr Farquharson - Julian Glover Harrison Kilray -
Martin Short Mr Burger - David Michaels Mr Derbyshire (teacher) - Tim Preece Julie Hodgkiss - Lucy Harding
The burger stand on the top of Frodsham hill upset local people who went up to protest thinking it was to be a permanent fixture.
Tim and his wife Kate play the bride and groom who get married in the background of the escape scene after the auction. Look out for Tim wearing a wonderful perm!
The producer, the wonderful Andree Molyneux, plays the part of the head mistress coming out of the door in the opening sequence!
Not quite trivia - The music was by the late John Dankworth and 'Slow and Easy' was sung by Cleo Lane (Dame). Tim attended their music summer schools at The Stables as a teenager.
DVD available - but we've added the complete tv film to Tim's website!
Other scripts, CDs and DVDs of Tim Firth's work are available.