It was par for the course for most 70's sitcoms to make a spin off film for some reason, On The Buses had a couple, Bless This House, Steptoe & Son.... I'm guessing it was all about making money but I can't think of any which were of any decent quality. Perhaps some of the more enlightened members can explain why there used to be so may spin off films as you rarely see them today.Did not know they had made a film as well. Just looked it up and watched the trailer. The video was not the best quality but it looked like Manuel from Fawlty Towers was in there. Also the guy who ran the apartments from Don't Drink the Water. Seems like the writers tried a bit too hard to make the movie funny.
If you've ever seen Don't Drink The Water, imagine that for 2 hours and you have the the AYBS film!Think I will see the movie of AYBS if I ever get the chance. Just to watch the old crew again in something I have not seen. I did enjoy the On the Buses films. Yes, unfortunately like most movie afterthoughts the gags would be rehashed from the series. Par for the course I guess.
@Moonraker, I think Frank Thornton made a great character as Herbert 'Truly of the yard' Truelove in LotSW and hope you enjoy him in the series. If you ever watched the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers and his house keeper Cato (Burt Kwouk) also plays a great character in LotSW as 'Electrical' Entwistle. A character I find as very similar to the younger, more mischievous Clegg in the earlier seasons of the show. I mention him because he is in the show roughly in the same time frame as Frank - so you may not have seen him yet.
Speaking of Electrical, I agree Nicholas Smith as the vicar was a really good character. He would have made a nice return character. As Rumbold he did have some nice secretaries helping him about the office.