Bank Holiday is a British film that tells the stories of various people traveling from London to spend a holiday weekend in the seaside town of Bexborough. First is Catherine, a maternity nurse who has just had to break the news to Stephen that his wife died during childbirth. She is going for an illicit romantic stay in a hotel with her boyfriend, Geoffrey. Next is Doreen, going to compete in a beauty pageant, with friend Milly along for the trip. Finally we follow working-class Arthur with his wife and three kids. Catherine cannot get (understandably) morose Stephen out of her mind, and ends up greatly disappointing boyfriend Geoffrey. Arthur spends all weekend ditching his wife and kids to go to the pub. Doreen gives up her beauty pageant aspirations to console Geoffrey after Catherine returns to London early (to save Stephen from himself).