The town is gripped by gold fever when the local paper prints a series of cryptic clues which, when linked together, will lead to the site where a golden rabbit has been buried, the first to find it ...
Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »
The Fred Tomlinson Singers
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By 1982, it was getting ten million viewers. The next sitcom to fill its slot was Only Fools and Horses (1981) which was getting nine million at the time. The BBC were not happy they had lost a million of the viewership and considered canceling Only Fools in its early days. See more »
Would you believe that this program ran for SEVEN years?
I passed on this little gem the first time around but now I'm older, I am really enjoying it.
Another reviewer put it best for me... "Not too keen at the time, but looking back, a little masterpiece."
And that's exactly how I feel about this. Mind you, I still hate the opening credits and theme song. Just awful, both then and now!
As a youngster, I loved listening to Ronnie Corbett's monologues in 'The Two Ronnies'. This for me was the best bit of the show. He'd be telling an anecdote or a joke and get endlessly sidetracked into other areas of conversation. It was a hilarious and masterful comedy routine. It looked ad-libbed but every utterance was very carefully written and rehearsed.
This series is almost like those monologues as a youthful Ronnie Corbett gets the lions share of the lines and the rest of the cast show up with the intention of sidetracking him from what he wants to do!
The main character is a 41-year-old man still living at home with his domineering mum and submissive father. Although his life hasn't turned out the way he thought it would, he's pretty upbeat about his lot and stumbles onwards and upwards through a series of unoriginal challenges. There's nothing inspirational or groundbreaking about this British comedy... just lots of gentle humor.
If you like Ronnie Corbett or nostalgic British comedy, you could do a lot worse than re-visit this charming program. Would you believe that this program ran for SEVEN years?
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