Category Archives: British TV

Nearest And Dearest (1968-73)

One of the best sitcoms. It stars Hylda Baker and Jimmy Wheeler. They’re Nellie and Eli Pledge, a brother and sister who who ran a pickle factory. Hylda says a lot of malapropisms that add to the humor. Rumor has … Continue reading

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The Rag Trade (1961-63)- revived (1977-78)

Very funny show that takes place in a clothing factory called Fenner’s Fashions. Reg Varney is foreman Reg Turner. The funniest of all is Miriam Karlin as shop steward Paddy Fleming. Shelia Hancock is the sexy Carol Taylor, Esma Cannon … Continue reading

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Bottle Boys (1984-85)

British critics consider this one of the worst sitcoms ever. Robin Askwith stars as milkman Dave Deacon. Also in the cast are David Auker as Billy Watson, Oscar James as Joe Phillips, Phil McCall as Jock Collins, Richard Davies as … Continue reading

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Skyport (1959-60)

Bland half hour drama that takes place at a small airport in England. George Moon is Ginger Smart from the World Wide Travel Agency. Lisa Gastoni is Pooch an airport official that helps passengers from overseas. September 10,1959 episode: “The … Continue reading

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It’s Your Move-British TV Short-October 18,1982

Not to be confused with the lame American sitcom of the same name (1984-85). This one shot special was written and directed by Eric Sykes. Some of the stars appearing in this production are Brian Murphy, Richard Briers, Bernard Cribbins … Continue reading

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The Liver Birds (1969-79)-Revived in 1996

Dull sitcom about two girls who share a flat in Liverpool and deal with life as twenty somethings.  The show started with Pauline Collins as Dawn and Polly James as Beryl, The next series featured Nerys Hughes as Sandra Hutchinson. … Continue reading

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The Marriage Lines (1961-66)

Robert Briers is George Starling and Prunella Scales is his wife Kate. The show follows them from the time they return from their honeymoon. There were five series in all as the couple went through various changes. It’s a mildly … Continue reading

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