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The Strange World of Gurney Slade 

Gurney Slade wanders from place to place after breaking the fourth wall to escape from the mundanities of making a family sitcom.
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Newley ...  Gurney Slade 6 episodes, 1960
Edwin Richfield ...  Husband / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Joy Stewart Joy Stewart ...  Wife / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Margaret Cox Margaret Cox ...  Frank's Daughter 3 episodes, 1960
John Bosh John Bosh ...  Frank's Son 3 episodes, 1960
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ...  Albert 2 episodes, 1960
Douglas Wilmer ...  Prosecuting Counsel 2 episodes, 1960
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ...  Tinker 2 episodes, 1960
Una Stubbs ...  Girl in Park / ... 2 episodes, 1960
Anneke Wills ...  Girl on Airfield 2 episodes, 1960
Keith Smith Keith Smith ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 1960
Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster ...  Dog 2 episodes, 1960
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Gurney Slade wanders from place to place after breaking the fourth wall to escape from the mundanities of making a family sitcom.

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UK

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English

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22 October 1960 (UK) See more »

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(6 Episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The name Gurney Slade was taken from a village in Somerset, England. See more »

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Pioneering, imaginative TV comedy
16 May 2001 | by west-1See all my reviews

A pioneering comedy series, postmodernist before there was such a thing, and a wonderful demonstration of Anthony Newley's genius in the art of self-mockery.

The Newley character, playing the lead in a ghastly domestic soap opera, suddenly walks off the set in disgust, but to his horror finds he can't escape the cameras.

A slight, pathetic figure in a shabby raincoat, he wanders about London - seen and unseen - talking to himself, a dog, a dustbin, dancing with a girl who's come down from an advertising poster... He's looking for some answers, but finds the world is surreal, absurd, trivial and bewildering. Like Alice.

The theme tune - wistful but jaunty - (which Newley summons up with a piano-playing action of the hand) - expresses his character unforgettably.

The series probably altered the history of comedy, and forty years on we still get allusions to it in advertisements.


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