Casanova '73. Henry Newhouse (Leslie Phillips). Copyright: BBC.

Casanova '73

BBC One sitcom about a serial philanderer. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1973. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jan Holden.

Casanova '73

Casanova '73

One of Britain's greatest comedy icons, Leslie Phillips, stars in the lost TV comedy classic Casanova '73 as footloose - if not fancy free - Henry Newhouse, alongside Jan Holden as his long-suffering wife.

Taking advantage of the sexual revolution, Henry happily philanders, or attempts to philander, at every opportunity, sometimes successfully - never without a price. Whether it's an air hostess or beauty pageant contestant, a stripper turned fire-eater or a niece in need of advice, what Henry sees, Henry can't resist.

Written by the acclaimed team of Galton and Simpson (Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe & Son, Citizen James), the series was inspired by Dennis Potter's more-serious, if more naked, Casanova. Little did they realise the scandal that would result when TV watchdog Mary Whitehouse rallied her troops. Casanova '73 would not see '74.

Now, for the first time on DVD, audiences can once again enjoy Leslie Phillips at the top of his form, bringing his theatrically-honed skills to Casanova '73, filmed before a live audience, with all the hilarity of 70s British farce at its height.

Includes all 7 episodes from the series, an exclusive new interview with Leslie Phillips, a picture gallery, cast filmographies, and Galton & Simpson themselves on Casanova '73.

First released: Monday 8th October 2012

  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Catalogue: AV3007

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