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    I remember watching a play on TV in the late 60's about a football team on a trip



    away. They set off on a coach to a seaside resort & all have different events



    happen to them. One bloke joins a gang of hippies, another ends up with an



    ex prostitute & stays with her, some of the others are spotted playing football



    & signed up by another team. At the end there's only a couple left on the



    coach on the way back. I think Joe Gladwin was in it. Any ideas??

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    I think that that's "The Golden Vision" (a play for today?) about a group of Everton supporters on an away trip.



    The Golden Vision was the nickname of Alex Young an Everton player of the time.

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    name='McGill']I think that that's "The Golden Vision" (a play for today?) about a group of Everton supporters on an away trip.



    The Golden Vision was the nickname of Alex Young an Everton player of the time.


    Thanks for that McGill. Yes, Alex Young was a terrific footballer for Everton!

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    I think this might be Colin Welland's 'The Wild West Show'

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    Sounds to me like Rattle Of A Simple Man a film released in 1964. Harry H Corbett is a shy bloke who spends a night with a prostitute played by Diane Cilento, the film was based on a play by Charles Dyer who also wrote the screenplah.



    Thora Hird, Michael Medwin and Brian Wilde also star.

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    I remember this play. And it was Joe Gladwin, but I don't know what it was called. I remember that Joe played a generally miserable old git and at the end they stopped the coach and slung him off. There was a shot of him glumly sticking his gnashers in.



    PS - I once heard Kathy Staff say tha Jo was a papal knight.

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    name='wadsy']I remember watching a play on TV in the late 60's about a football team on a trip



    away. They set off on a coach to a seaside resort & all have different events



    happen to them. One bloke joins a gang of hippies, another ends up with an



    ex prostitute & stays with her, some of the others are spotted playing football



    & signed up by another team. At the end there's only a couple left on the



    coach on the way back. I think Joe Gladwin was in it. Any ideas??


    I think you're talking about one of the Wednesday Play series called Sling Your Hook from 1969, but your memory may have played tricks re the football side of things.



    The synopsis I can find of the play says that its about a group of Nottinghamshire mine workers on a coach trip to Blackpool, led by Michael Bates. One by one, the miners 'dropped out' in the town rather than face life back home, and eventually, after symbolically releasing his pigeons on Blackpool beach, Bates returns home in the coach, on his own. Also starring Joe Gladwin.



    So it may be that you're remembering this play but confusing it in your mind with Rattle of a Simple Man or something else similar - or the characters in the play may have been miners who were also a football team!

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    The synopsis of Rattle Of A Simple Man was a party of football fans from Manchester going up to London.

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