In the 1980s, schoolboy Jack (Kit Connor) loves hearing his Grandpa's (Sir Tom Courtenay's) tales of his time as a Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, but with the on-set of Alzheimer's disease, Jack's parents put the old man into a retirement home run by the sadistic Miss Dandy (Jennifer Saunders). When the family gets to visit Grandpa, Jack is shocked at his treatment, also discovering Miss Dandy's plan to swindle the residents. So, helped by his sister and her boyfriend, Jack sets out to free Grandpa, who insists on bringing the other residents with him.
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Did You Know?
Jennifer Saunders played two parts in this movie, a male Vicar and Miss Dandy. See more
When the old people are marching away from the Old people's home Miss Trifle is last in line. When they stop, she is towards the front of the line. See more
The home DVD release runs for 72 minutes, compared to the original TV transmission of January 2018 which ran for 65 minutes. The extra material is primarily some slightly longer scenes and a few extra disposable ones - nothing that has any bearing on the story itself.
Also for the DVD version all of the commercial music featured in the TV version (with the exception of one Duran Duran track) was replaced. See more