Raymond Allen
Raymond Allen

Raymond Allen

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Tribute screening for Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em writer Raymond Allen

Tributes have been paid to the writer of the classic sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em at a special screening of some of its most popular scenes.

Richard Latto, BBC, 18th November 2023

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em cinema screening to showcase unseen footage

BBC Radio Solent has organised a special Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em screening in Southampton, featuring restored footage and previously unseen material.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd October 2023

Comedy Classics: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em review

Hurrah for comedy that doesn't forget to be funny.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 10th June 2023

Comedy Chronicles: One sitcom did 'ave 'em - The strangely short career of Raymond Allen

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is one of Britain's favourite sitcoms, but for writer Raymond Allen it was almost his only success a comedy writer. Normally sitcoms flop and writers flourish - so why the near-opposite here?

British Comedy Guide, 29th January 2023

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em writer Raymond Allen dies aged 82

Raymond Allen, who wrote hit 1970s sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, has died aged 82.

British Comedy Guide, 5th October 2022

Raymond Allen obituary

Playwright and screenwriter who created Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em in the 1970s.

Anthony Hayward, The Guardian, 5th October 2022

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Alexandra, Birmingham review

Unsworth's direction ensures the whole never pauses for breath as we are swept along with the narrative so that, as an uncomplicated farce, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a triumph; and for that reason, the superficiality of the characterisation and relationships won't matter for many who seek a good laugh on a night out.

Selwyn Knight, The Reviews Hub, 20th July 2022

Live review: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

The classic 1970's sitcom set alight the Birmingham stage with slapstick comedy and impeccable dialogue that had the audience literally chortling with joy.

Rangzeb Hussain, I Am Birmingham, 19th July 2022

New book to shine a light on creation of 1970s sitcoms

Raising Laughter, a new book due to be published in September, will take a look at the creation of 1970s sitcoms. Writer Robert Sellers has interviewed a number of those involved in the shows.

British Comedy Guide, 17th June 2021

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em review

This is British quirky humour at its best, packed full of pathos, puns, pratfalls and some nice 'n' fruity postcard humour.

Sally Jack, British Theatre Guide, 18th July 2018

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