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Simon Bird's Days of the Bagnold Summer on Blu-ray and DVD in April

9 March 2022

The debut feature from director Simon Bird, Days of the Bagnold Summer, is a tender, funny coming-of-age story; an acutely observed portrait of growing pains, friendship and family life and is based on Joff Winterhart’s hugely acclaimed graphic novel.

Sue (Monica Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Earl Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida, but when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.

Said Mark Kermode of the film when selecting it as The Observer Film of the Week: “Interlocking vignettes swing from laugh-out-loud comedy to piercing melancholia, but at the centre of it all there is a genuine sense of rebirth and renewal – no mean feat for a small movie with a big heart and a surprisingly wide-ranging vision.”

SIMON BIRD is best known for playing the sarcastic but lovable geek Will in the hugely popular and successful The Inbetweeners TV series and feature films, as well as the long running series Fright Night Dinner. Bird also co-created, co-wrote, and co-starred in Chickens, a series for Big Talk Productions and Sky. His first film as a director, the short Ernestine & Kit produced by Stigma Films supported by Creative England via BFI NETWORK, premiered at SXSW in 2016 and gained a Best Short Film nomination at the Irish Film and Television Awards.

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Collector's Edition Blu-ray Very Limited Signed O Card Edition –
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Anti-Worlds is releasing a Collector’s Blu-ray and DVD Edition of Days of the Bagnold Summer on 25 April 2022, a world first Blu-ray edition that features a strong collection of extras giving a deep dive into the film. A Website Only very limited “O” card edition will be released on 28 March, which will include brand new commissioned artwork from Joff Winterhart and is priced £19.99.


  • Very limited (500 only) edition O card version - signed by director Simon Bird
  • Director supervised presentation of the film
  • Original 5.1 surround sound
  • Making of featurette (2020, 30 mins)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Influences and Inspirations: a video essay by director Simon Bird (2022, 8 mins)
  • Monica Dolan and Earl Cave screen test (14 mins)
  • The world of Joff Winterhart: 3 short films
  • Joff Winterhart newly filmed interview (2022, 35 mins)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English Hard of Hearing subtitles
  • Limited edition exclusive 28-page booklet containing new writing on the film by director Simon Bird, screen writer Lisa Owens, film critic Leigh Singer, unseen stills, plus film credits and technical details