Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly accuses Bob of infidelity and their row is heard publicly as they are in a van with the P.A. still switched on. Bob and Terry then holiday without the girls and,in a hotel at Whitley Bay,score with both the landlady and her daughter but have to make a hurried,trouserless,exit. Terry decides to emigrate and Bob joins him for a farewell drink on board his ship. However Terry changes his mind at the last minute and disembarks, realising too late that Bob is still on board and heading for Bahrain.
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Emotion blazes across the big screen as Bob and Terry knock down the frontiers of human knowledge and Newcastle ale.
Did You Know?
At 28 minutes, no rear view mirror in Bob Ferris's Vauxhall Chevette, but it has been re-attached when the car is shown parked up at the caravan site. The mirror disappears and re-appears several times during the hitch hiker pick up section. See more
The Fat Ox pub is being demolished as drinks are served. There is no way that they would pull down the pub whilst it was still open and serving drinks. See more
Mind you my wife isn't really with me.
In town though.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Good thinking Bob.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1987 when the film was re-rated with a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Music by Mike Hugg See more