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Little Britain. Image shows from L to R: Matt Lucas, David Walliams. Copyright: BBC / Little Britain Productions.

Little Britain

Matt Lucas and David Walliams take a comic look at British life in this character-based sketch series

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SlagA

  • Wednesday 30th August 2006, 8:19pm [Edited]
  • Blackwood, Wales
  • 5,335 posts

Yep, lbfan. I repeat Kirk's sentiments. I think KC and the Sunshine Band said it for me, "please, don't go."
I may not like LB but difference of opinion is all that it is. My dislike doesn't spread to the people who like it (but i'm excluding bus-stop boxers from that category :) as defined in my earlier post).
So please stay. Nothing was aimed at you.
You got it easy with LB, i like Woody Allen, and that's a bigger cross to carry

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lbfan

  • Wednesday 30th August 2006, 8:46pm
  • England
  • 14 posts

Thank you :)

One small thing though...

Bus-stop boxers? Laughing out loud

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Kirk

  • Wednesday 30th August 2006, 9:17pm
  • England
  • 34 posts

A Woody Allen fan? I didn't know they existed in human form :)

I'm only joking, SlagA. In fact, I keep meaning to get around to watching a few of his films.... any suggestions?

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zooo

  • Wednesday 30th August 2006, 11:22pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Oops, 'report post' really shouldn't be so close to 'reply'.

Anyway. I love Woody Allen too! And if I was asked (which I wasn't) I would recommend some of his 1970s films. Like Manhattan, Annie Hall and Play It Again Sam.

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SlagA

  • Thursday 31st August 2006, 1:54am
  • Blackwood, Wales
  • 5,335 posts

'Play it again Sam' is a funny early one, sharp lines and no tendency to go too bizarre despite 'bogey' appearing all the time to give him advice.

'Bananas' and 'Sleeper' are more slapstick and surreal if you go for that

'Annie Hall' is the famous one but 'Manhattan' is a far more arty superior version.

'Broadway Danny Rose' is a good film from a increasingly confident director and his use of black and white and colour is fantastic in that movie

Later films i'd say 'Crimes and Misdemeanours' a great plot, well-directed.

I don't know another writer / director / actor that has touched on so many genres (he's even done a musical), he's turned out 40 films in 40 years in those 3 roles.

They should be good reference points.

Zooo, do i know you off-forum? :)

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zooo

  • Thursday 31st August 2006, 1:57am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Ooh, that sounds exciting, but I don't think so, no. :)

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lbfan

  • Monday 4th September 2006, 2:48pm
  • England
  • 14 posts

LITTLE BRITAIN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL INFO!

Peter Kay, Steve Coogan, Dawn French, Julia Davis and Paul McKenna will all appear in Little Britain’s Christmas special.
The show will be split into two half-hour programmes on the theme of Little Britain Abroad.

A good line-up there!

More info on my newly-revamped site - www.littlebritainfans.com :D

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Britcom Barry

  • Monday 4th September 2006, 11:16pm
  • England
  • 446 posts

Thanks for the warning Ibfan, something to look forward to this Christmas

Great website BTW.

Barry

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 1:59am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,363 posts

Peter Kay - :(

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Cameron Phillips

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 2:24am
  • Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
  • 85 posts

Am I the only one that's off the opinion that Little Britain is just 'catchphrase comedy'? You're not getting results from the build up of the sketch, you're just waiting for the same line each and every week.

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lbfan

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 3:20am
  • England
  • 14 posts
Quote: Britcom Barry @ September 4, 2006, 6:16 PM

Thanks for the warning Ibfan, something to look forward to this Christmas

Great website BTW.

Barry

Thankyou very much
:)

Inside Little Britain the official biography of Matt and David is out today and is very into their lives.
Here is an interesting article http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2006410061,00.html

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Thomps

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 12:39pm
  • England
  • 172 posts

Why are Steve Coogan and Julia Davis wasting their time on this? I enjoyed the first series of Little Britain. It wasn't great but there were laughs to be had. The second was hit and miss and the third was depressing stuff, lazy beyond belief. The sketches were either flimsy excuses for the characters to reel off their catchphrases or pathetic attempts at upping the show's shock value (the urinating pensioner and the woman who pukes on people). I don't hold out much hope for the Christmas special. I wonder if there will be a sketch in which Lou turns his back for a few minutes, says 'what a kerfuffle', and Andy jumps in a swimming pool or runs in to the sea.

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SlagA

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 12:52pm
  • Blackwood, Wales
  • 5,335 posts

He'll run into the sea with tinsel around his neck, to give it a christmas feel, no doubt.
:)

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Kirk

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 1:50pm
  • England
  • 34 posts
Quote: Thomps74 @ September 5, 2006, 7:39 AM

Why are Steve Coogan and Julia Davis wasting their time on this?

Why?

A steady average of about 9 million viewers on BBC 1 for the last series of Little Britain... that's why. Cool

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lbfan

  • Tuesday 5th September 2006, 2:33pm
  • England
  • 14 posts

Correct. Little Britain is like one big advert for the guest stars. Robbie Williams, Elton John, George Michael and Trisha were the main talk last Christmas being in that Little Britain special.
Little Britain has got the most public views on the BBC and then to top it off:
“We have been completely taken aback by the success of the tour and by the end of the next tour we will have played more than 200 dates to more than 800,000 people." - Lucas

This years Christmas Special had parts filmed in London TV Centre. All tickets went within a record-breaking half an hour of the phone lines opening.