Based on the popular TV series, this motion picture version revolved around Sid’s attempt at do-it-yourself decorating, which starts a feud between the Abbots and their new next-door neighbours, the Baines family.
They don’t get off to a good start due to some accidental property destruction on Sid’s part, and the newly-arrived neighbours catch them trying to clean up. As if that wasn’t enough, Sally – a fanatical anti-pollution campaigner – soaks them all with the garden hose in a bid to put out a smoking garden bonfire.
All Sid wants to do is enjoy a quiet, peaceful lie-in with time to pursue his wine-making hobby with his pal, Trevor Lewis. But what with the neighbour troubles and his wife Jean’s new-found passion to run an antique stall, it doesn’t seem at all likely he’s going to get his wish.
After a series of events, the feud is resolved when Mike Abbot (Robin Askwith here replacing Robin Stewart from the TV series) marries Kate Baines.
The movie was produced by Peter Rogers and directed by Gerald Thomas, the team behind the Carry On films.
George A. Cooper