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Ronnie Corbett and Arthur Lowe star in an adaptation of the long-running stage farce about a bank, some Swedish glassware, and obscene material

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beaky

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019, 12:26am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,534 posts

Who was the famous French farceur? (If that's the word)

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Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019, 9:06am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 830 posts
Quote: beaky @ 10th July 2019, 12:26 AM

Who was the famous French farceur? (If that's the word)

Molière?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019, 12:25pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,146 posts

I think Moliere was more satire? George Feydeau?

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beaky

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019, 2:02pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,534 posts

Feydeau, that's the one.

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Billygoatscruff

  • Thursday 11th July 2019, 12:09pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 posts

Despite having a great cast I also thought the film was dire. I recently watched another film on either Talking Pictures or London Live that had a great cast including Leslie Phillips that was also farce and also dire. I can't remember the name but I think Rix was involved.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 12th July 2019, 4:01pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 830 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 8th July 2019, 6:47 AM

I half expected Brian Rix to come out of a broom cupboard with his trousers around his ankles. ;)

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 15th July 2019, 10:09pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 830 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 8th July 2019, 8:47 AM


Going to see "Charley's Aunt" on Sunday.

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 8th July 2019, 9:11 AM

about a year ago I watched Arthur Askey's version of "Charley's Aunt" with which he'd had some praise, but I found that lacking, and I'm a fan of his!

Please let us know how it went on Sunday. :)

It was enjoyable. Performed very well by Questors Student Group in Ealing - for the admission price of just £10 and - wait for it - half price for OAPs. A bargain. It's on until next Saturday if anyone wants to see it. The play holds up well considering it's 127 years old. But pleased to see that no attempt has been made to update the settings or the plot. According to the programme notes, as well as Arthur Askey (which version they describe as a "parody", the part has also been played by John Inman, Mel Smith, John Mills & Danny La Rue.

Finishing at 5pm, I then retired to the local Caffe Nero to watch the final set of the tennis on my tablet over tea & a slice of lemon meringue cake. I suppose if you're only going to see one set of the match, that was the one to see. Luckily the Caffe Nero was open until 8.30pm - although I did miss two trains home in the process, arriving home 2 hours later than I'd intended.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 15th July 2019, 11:39pm
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 15th July 2019, 10:09 PM

It was enjoyable. Performed very well by Questors Student Group in Ealing - for the admission price of just £10 and - wait for it - half price for OAPs. A bargain. It's on until next Saturday if anyone wants to see it. The play holds up well considering it's 127 years old. But pleased to see that no attempt has been made to update the settings or the plot. According to the programme notes, as well as Arthur Askey (which version they describe as a "parody", the part has also been played by John Inman, Mel Smith, John Mills & Danny La Rue.

Finishing at 5pm, I then retired to the local Caffe Nero to watch the final set of the tennis on my tablet over tea & a slice of lemon meringue cake. I suppose if you're only going to see one set of the match, that was the one to see. Luckily the Caffe Nero was open until 8.30pm - although I did miss two trains home in the process, arriving home 2 hours later than I'd intended.

Interesting (not the cake and social life) so thank you for letting me know. :)

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 12th August 2019, 10:19pm
  • England
  • 2,410 posts

No Sex Please, We're British is on Talking Pictures TV at 1 am on Wednesday morning.

My TV Guide gives it only one star.