A 'Brummie' couple, Finger and Honky arrive on their motorbike, equipped with an army tent, football and a fondness for late-night drinking and when Finger's plans to light a fire to cook sausages, Keith objects as it contravenes the 'rules of the site' and resorts to violence in order to stop it :
* was born in Welwyn, Hertfordshire and brought up in Salford, Lancashie where his father, Alfred Abraham was a doctor from a family of Jewish immigrant whose surname was originally 'Lieberman', anglicised to 'Leigh' in with the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.
* studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Camberwell School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design and as a cartoonist was influenced by the work of Ronald Searle.
* is a 'northerner' who came 'south', proud and critical of his roots and Jewish background who began as a theatre director and playwright in the mid 1960's and in the 70's and 80's made films for BBC TV characterized by a gritty 'kitchen sink realism' style.
* begins his work without a script, but with a basic premise which is developed through improvisation by the actors and only after months of rehearsal, the script is finalised with almost no improvisation on camera.
* when he had arrived in London, one of the first films he had seen was 'Shadows', an 'improvised' film by John Cassavetes, in which a cast of unknowns was observed 'living, loving and bickering' on the streets of New York, and Leigh had "felt it might be possible to create complete plays from scratch with a group of actors."
* his worh in film includes 'Life is Sweet' in 1990 :
'Naked' in '93 for which he 'Best Director' award at Cannes:
'BAFTA winning 'Secrets and Lies' in '96 :
the comedy-drama 'Career Girls' in '97 :
the Gilbert and Sullivan biopic, 'Topsy-Turvey' in 97 :
the bleak working-class drama 'All or Nothing' in 2002 :
and 'Golden Lion' winner 'Vera Drake' in 2004.
'Another Year' in 2010, with Mike talking :