Summer Holiday


Directed By

Peter Yates


A wonderfully entertaining slice of 60s nostalgia Summer Holiday is a hit-filled, toe-tapping, feel-good musical romp.

Cliff Richard stars as Don, a London Bus mechanic who, along with his friends (Hayes, Green, Bulloch), strikes up a deal with London Transport to convert a double-decker bus into a hotel on wheels. The gang heads off to Europe for fun in the sun and adventures along the way.

Directed by Peter Yates (Breaking Away, Bullitt), Summer Holiday features a host of Cliff Richard hits performed by Cliff and The Shadows including ‘Bachelor Boy’, ‘Foot Tapper’, ‘The Next Time’ and the title track ‘Summer Holiday’.

Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green, Jeremy Bulloch, David Kossoff, Guest Star Ron Moody And The Shadows
Release Date
26 August 2019
  • New Interview with Bob Stanley, author of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop
  • Cliff drives a London bus (1962) – British Pathé short film featuring Cliff in training to drive a London bus for the film
  • First night to remember (1963) – British Pathé news footage of the Premiere of Summer Holiday
  • Rhythm & Greens (1964 – short) – an idiosyncratic short film starring The Shadows, narrated by Robert Morley and directed by Christopher Miles
  • Stills gallery
  • Also includes 4 Art Cards
  • English SDH
Restoration Details

For the 2019 restoration of Summer Holiday, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master.


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