Your Daily Rib Tickle.......
Please see the entertainment board in the hall for the days programme.
Sit back and relax with your favourite tipple and let us take you back to the golden years of British Comedy. From 1pm to 4pm in Gordon's Lounge Bar. For those of you who remember them we hope to spark fond memories and for those of you who don't...... brace yourselves !!.
Dad's Army (Nicks' favourite)
Set during the second world war and follows the exploits of the British Home Guard, set in the fictional town of Warmington on sea. It ran for 9 series and produced 2 feature films. Staring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender, John Laurie, Bill Pertwee, James Beck and Arnold Ridley.
Are You Being Served. (Johns' favourite)
Set within a fictional department store in London called Grace Brothers. The show follows the staff of the Ladies' and Gentlemens' clothing department in the 1970s. This show was known for it's camp humour and outrageous innuendo, (Mrs Slocombes' pussy is a hot topic!!). The show ran for 10 series from sept 1972. Starring Molly Sugden, Wendy Richard, John Inman, Trevor Bannister, Frank Thornton, Arthur Brough, Nicholas Smith and Arthur English.
'Allo 'Allo. (Johns' other favourite)
This show focuses on the life of a french cafe owner during the German occupation of France in world war 2. The owner, Rene is constantly trying to juggle various difficult problematic situations from German officers, the local resistance, trapped British airmen, keeping his affairs with the waitressess secret and the painting of the fallen Madonna with the big boobies by Van Clomp which is hidden within a sausage!!. Starring Gordon Kaye (he bought john a drink in a bar in Blackpool), Carmen Silvera, Vicky Michelle,Kim Hartman, Kirsten Cooke, Guy Siner, Richard Gibson, Arthur Bostrom, Sue Hodge and Richard Marner.
Fawlty Towers. (Nicks' other favourite)
In 2019 this two series show was named the greatest ever British TV sitcom by a panel of comedy experts. The show centres on the tense, rude and put upon owner of an hotel in Torquay, his bossy wife, the sensible chamber maid and the hapless spanish waiter. They attempt to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests and tradespeople. (1975 & 1979) Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Connie Booth and Andrew Sachs.
This sitcom from the 1980s is a series of four period sitcoms. The lead character Edmund Blackadder is the antihero who is accompanied by his dogsbody servant Baldrick. The series follows Edmund and Baldrick through four differnt historical periods of Britian accompanied by different characters. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson, Rik Mayall, Patsy Byrne and Brian Blessed.
Dear Ladies (Johns' ultimate nostalgia trip)
This comedy starring Dame Hilda Bracket and Doctor Evadne Hinge (played by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan) is set in and around the fictional village of Stackton Tressel in Suffolk.
Hinge and Bracket are a pair of elderly spinsters who share a large house named Utopia Ltd, the east wing of which is occupied by Evadne, each episode is based around their musical activities at home and in the village community.
Carry On ...........
Sometimes we play carry on movies instead of a sitcom.
Carry on is a British franchise comprising 31 films, four Christmas Specials, a television series and stage shows. Produced between 1958 and 1992, regular ensemble cast members included: Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Hattie Jaques, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Terry Scott and Jack Douglas.
The humour of Carry On was in the British comic tradition of Music Hall and bawdy seaside postcards. These films are not for the faint hearted or the easily offended as they contain outrageous stereotypes, sexual innuendos and double entendre. You have been warned......!!