The Strange World Of Gurney Slade. Image shows from L to R: Sid Green, Gurney Slade (Anthony Newley), Dick Hills. Copyright: Associated Television.

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

ITV sitcom starring Anthony Newley. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1960. Stars Anthony Newley.

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

Both firmly of its time and spectacularly ahead of it, The Strange World Of Gurney Slade is to television comedy what The Prisoner has become to drama - brilliantly inventive, startlingly surreal and unlike anything previously seen on television.

Anthony Newley stars as an actor who walks off the set of a banal sitcom and into a fantasy world of his own imagination. In this surreal odyssey through his own personal alternative reality he indulges in random conversations with both animals and inanimate objects. It's a world in which characters can step out of advertising posters and where he can hear the most intimate thoughts of passers by. An unpredictable, absurdist fantasy, Gurney Slade created an indelible impression upon anyone who saw it.

Created by Newley and written by the highly talented Sid Green and Dick Hills (who were soon to become key writers for Morecambe and Wise) this series has been newly transferred from the original 35mm film elements specifically for this release.

First released: Monday 15th August 2011

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 7953388

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