A Private Function (1984)

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A Private Function (1984)

With specially recorded introduction from Sir Michael Palin

Date: Fri 17th Feb, 2023
Time: 09:30 hrs
Venue: Watershed
Price: £8.50 / £5.00
Dir: Malcolm Mowbray
UK (1984), 92 mins, cert 15

Slapstick’s 80th birthday salute to comedy legend Sir Michael Palin continues with some of his personal favourite starring films.

This big screen showing of an Alan Bennett scripted comedy is set in Yorkshire in 1947, when post-WW2 Britain was still experiencing strict meat rationing.

Local bigwigs are planning a feast to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Betty, a secretly-raised pig, is destined to be the meal’s main course. But the plans go awry when Betty is stolen, inspiring deeds and dialogue reminiscent of an Ealing Comedy.

A deserved winner of multiple awards with an exceptional cast headed by Sir Michael, Dame Maggie Smith and Denholm Elliott.


A private function 1984