What We Did On Our Holiday


The Film

What We Did on Our Holiday is a BBC comedy film starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, and Billy Connolly. It is Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the makers of the BBC TV series 'Outnumbered'.

Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.

The film received praise from the critics as a classic British comedy. 'The script has winning sentimentality and a morbidly funny Ealing flavour. [It has] sincerity and genuine charm': The Telegraph. 'It’s impossible not to enjoy this big-hearted and sweet-natured British family movie from Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin - ambitious and likable family fun': The Guardian.

What We Did on Our Holiday was filmed on location in Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands between 27th June and 2nd August 2013. The film was released in the UK on 26th September 2014.

Cinema Trailer




Directed by:
Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

Produced by:
Norman Merry
Suzanne Reid
Ed Rubin
David M. Thompson
Dan Winch

Written by:
Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin

David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie, Annette Crosby

Music by:
Alex Heffes

Martin Hawkins

Edited by:
Steve Tempia
Mark Williams

Production Company:
BBC Films

Release date: 26 September 2014

Running time: 95 minutes

Country: United Kingdom


David Tennant as Doug McLeod
Rosamund Pike as Abi McLeod
Billy Connolly as Gordie McLeod
Celia Imrie as Agnes Chisholm
Ben Miller as Gavin McLeod
Emilia Jones as Lottie McLeod
Amelia Bullmore as Margaret McLeod
Annette Crosbie as Doreen
Lewis Davie as Kenneth McLeod
Ben Presley as PC McLuhan
Bobby Smalldridge as Mickey McLeod
Alexia Barlier as Françoise Dupré
Ryan Hunter as Frazer