Category Archives: TV-Comedy Shows

Sorry! (1981-88)

Ronnie Corbett of “The Two Ronnies” fame plays Timothy Lumsden a forty-one year old librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and Sydney his henpecked father. He’d like to be able to leave home and get … Continue reading

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The Likely Lads (1964-66)

Fun show about a couple working class guys in their early twenties. They both work in the same factory. James Bolan is Terry Collier. He has a cynical view of life. Rodney Bewes is the straight man of the duo … Continue reading

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The Doris Day Show (1968-73)

Even the charm of Doris can’t save this from being one of the dullest shows to ever appear on TV. Doris is widow Doris Martin, a widow with two young boys. They move from the city to her dad Buck’s … Continue reading

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Slinger’s Day (1986-87)

Sitcom about a supermarket and its manic manager Cecil Slinger. Most of the staff is incompetent leading to some good jokes, some bad. There are situations that look like you know where they’re headed but take a surprising turn. Some … Continue reading

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Potter (1979-83)

Mildly amusing series about the retired Redvers Potter played by Arthur Lowe. His wife Aileen, who insists on being called Madge, is played by Noel Dyson. Opening episode:March 1,1979 – Potter is retiring from the family business, “Potter Mints The … Continue reading

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Cowboys (1980-81)

If you’re a fan of the long running series “This Old House” on PBS, don’t miss this one. It’s about a small construction firm headed by Joe Jones (Roy Kinnear). He’s helped out by plumber Geyser (Colin Welland) and painter … Continue reading

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The Gaffer (1981-83)

The series had a good following but that didn’t include me. I like Bill Maynard but not in this series where he plays the scheming head of a small engineering firm. He has to pull various schemes to keep the … Continue reading

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