A bizarre post-apocalyptic comedy, directed by Richard Lester (he of the Beatles films), with a script co-written by Spike Milligan and a cast that includes many of the comedy greats of the era. Much of it is extremely silly, and some of it is even stupid, and as a whole it's an utterly bleak picture about the futility of Britishness after the atomic catastrophe.
|Marty Feldman IS the NHS.|
|A field of abandoned crockery.|
|Mrs Throper receives her certificate.|
This was the first release in the BFI Flipside range, excellent but neglected British films.