The Two Ronnies - The Worm That Turned

The Two Ronnies. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker. Copyright: BBC.

The Two Ronnies

Hugely popular and long-running sketch show that established Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker as two of the biggest names in British comedy


Billy Bunter

  • Sunday 4th February 2018, 11:06pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 937 posts

Coming to the end of an all-too-short winter sojourn in Tenerife and finishing reading the several books that I brought with me, one of which is "And it's goodnight from him - the autobiography of the Two Ronnies", written by Ronnie Corbett. In it he makes mention of the mini-serial, "The Worm That Turns" that ran throughout series 8 of the Two Ronnies in 1980 and starred Diana Dors.

As I'm sure most of you will recall, it was set in a fururistic Britain (actually in the second decade of the 21st century) in a land governed by women. The chief of police was a woman, men's clubs were banned, gents only toilets were abolished and there was no longer a Big Ben.

Now of course we know that some of these things are too ridiculous to ever come true...Errr


Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 7th February 2018, 6:52pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,204 posts

Alternatively, we are dinosaurs who are behind the time.


Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 8th February 2018, 9:27am
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 227 posts

I think we are some way off yet!


Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 8th February 2018, 9:35am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,204 posts

We could continue this discussion at Barbara Castle?

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  • Thursday 8th February 2018, 10:50pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,449 posts
Quote: Chris Hallam @ 8th February 2018, 9:27 AM

I think we are some way off yet!

We daren't say anything against them though.



  • Monday 26th February 2018, 8:36am
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 66 posts

I think of this quite often.


William Purry

  • Saturday 21st April 2018, 1:44am
  • England
  • 442 posts

The Shake N Vac lady in her uniform............