Junket 89 (1970)

35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British science fiction comedy for directed by Peter Plummer.

Plot Summary

Schoolboy Junket is always in trouble at school, never more than when his absent-minded science teacher gives him access to his experimental machine.


Directed by: Peter Plummer
© Children's Film Foundation Ltd. MCMLXX [1970]
Made by Balfour Films for The Children's Film Foundation Ltd.
Produced by: Carole K. Smith
Production Manager: Keith Lund
Story and Screenplay by: David Ash
Assistant Director: Dickie Bamber
Continuity: Ene Watts
Photography by: Tony Imi
Editor: Peter K. Smith
Music by: Harry Robinson
Sound: Clive Winter
Dubbing Mixer: Tony Anscombe
Sound Editor: Paul Maxwell
Art Director: Chris Cook
Production Secretary: Joyce Turner
Made on location in London, Middlesex and Dorset and recorded at Cine-Lingual Sound Studios Ltd., London, England

Stephen Brassett (Junket)
John Blundell (O'Fred)
Linda Robson (Daisy)
Mario Renzullo (Boofles)
Freddy Foote (Burns)
John Barrow (Boston)
Caroline North (Dot)
Pauline Quirke (Molly)
Tommy Taylor (Titch)
Christopher Benjamin (headmaster)
Fanny Carby (Mrs Trowser-Legge)
Richard Wilson (Mr Potter)
Paul Nicholson (birdwatcher)
Robert Lankesheer (butler)
Sonia Fox (maid)
and the Children from The Anna Scher Children's Theatre in Islington


Monthly Film Bulletin no.448 (May 1971)
Although in some respects a comparatively unorthodox children's film (even cutting out the sound in certain sequences for increased dramatic effect), its slow exposition and subsequent mixture of comedy and sci-fi fantasy will probably appear rather too deliberate for adult tastes. But the appearance of Gary Sobers should excite young cricket enthusiasts, and most children should find the ludicrousness of all the adult characters appealing. – from a review by Kenneth Thompson


Monthly Film Bulletin no.448 (May 1971) – credits, synopsis, review (by Kenneth Thompson)

Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.294
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.209
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.237 – credits