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Root Into Europe 

The late George Cole stars as Henry Root, a disatisfied fishmonger who is determined to preserve Britain's cultural heritage. He decides to act as self-appointed Ambassador for England and sets off across Europe.
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George Cole ...  Henry Root 5 episodes, 1992
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ...  Muriel Root 5 episodes, 1992
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The late George Cole stars as Henry Root, a disatisfied fishmonger who is determined to preserve Britain's cultural heritage. He decides to act as self-appointed Ambassador for England and sets off across Europe.

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UK

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17 May 1992 (UK) See more »

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Funny and apt - time for a repeat
16 April 2017 | by lucyrfisherSee all my reviews

If Henry Root was alive today he'd be a keen Brexiteer. Perhaps it's time to repeat this series, in which the fictional character Henry Root (his hobby is writing to politicians, donating a pound, and telling them to keep up the good work of returning the UK to the late 19th century) travels round Europe meeting various real movers and shakers. That great actor George Cole has a script, but frequently improvises in character. I remember it being very funny, and a great send-up of the Farage tendency.


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