High flying young banker Tim Matthews (Cliff Richard) works for a London merchant bank and is constantly striving to outdo rival colleague, Hugo Flaxman (Anthony Andrews).
Tim is excited to learn he is going to New York – but then he 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 restaurant owner, Sarah (former Doctor Who assistant 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.
Sir Harry Cunningham
Sir Charles Furness