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Take Me High (1974)

High flying young merchant banker Tim Matthews (Cliff Richard) is excited to hear he’s going to New York but is sent to Birmingham instead to pressure a small struggling restaurant.

In the process, he buys himself a narrowboat and falls in love with the delightful owner, Sarah (Deborah Watling) and co-founds a glamorous new burger bar selling “Brumburgers”.

He also gets a chance to bring peace between capitalist Sir Harry Cunningham (Hugh Griffith) and left-wing politician Bert Jackson (George Cole).

Based around the Gas Street basin and local canals, Take Me High offers a fascinating historical insight into this very special area of Birmingham in the early 70s. And some terrific songs from Cliff in his final starring film role.

Tim Matthews
Cliff Richard
Sarah Jones
Deborah Watling
Sir Harry Cunningham
Hugh Griffith
Bert Jackson
George Cole
Hugo Flaxman
Anthony Andrews
Sir Charles Furness
Richard Wattis
Madeline Smith
Molly Jones
Moyra Fraser
Sam Jones
Ronald Hines


Jimmy Gardner
Noel Trevarthen
Graham Armitage
John Franklyn-Robbins
Peter Marshall

David Askey