A brick-by-brick account of building a young couple's dream house. From the day when the site is first selected, to the day - several years and children later - when the couple finally move in, the story is a noisy but wordless comedy of errors as the incompetent labourers struggle to complete the house. In this satirical look at British builders, many cups of tea are made, windows are broken and the same section of road is dug up over and over again by the water board, the electricity board and the gas board. Ronnie Barker's put-upon cement mixer, Peter Butterworth's short-sighted carpenter and Bernard Cribbins' hapless stonemason all contribute to the ensuing chaos.
Classic British comedy
- Ronnie Barker: A Home of Your Own review by RD
It's a charming and enjoyable film, showing just how the stereotypical British worker operated in the sixties. Not laugh out loud comedy but definitely in the enjoyable category.
This film is unusual in that it has no dialogue, plenty of sound effects and constant loud daft music. It's a great pity they used only two tunes and tried to produce variations on them throughout, as hearing the same tunes over and over again did spoil the film a little.
Much of the enjoyment with this film is trying to put names to the well known faces.