4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
What a find ! I first saw this couple in a support role in Holiday on the Buses describing the Butlers as 'bleedin' common'. Step back in time, enjoy Frank from EastEnders before he was Frank and wonder at the simple yet wonderfully inclusive and family-oriented lifestyle.
oh yes, and . . . . . laugh out loud too or LOL.
What a loss people like Arthur Mullard are to today's television and what a treat to watch something scripted and rehearsed instead of reality TV.
Watch out for social history: how much they receive a week in wages / income support and unintended comments on housing availability, that's if you can stop giggling.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A fabulous slice of history of popular culture of Britain in the 1970's.
Stephen Lewis is a gem of British comedy acting and if you liked / loved On The Buses you'll love this.
Lots of exclaimations of "'ere" as in 'we can't put up with this' and we don't do that back home. Stephen Lewis' Blakey is true to character and the addition of his sister gives him someone to bounce off as he had with Stan et al.
A lovely series and I'm so glad they've put it on DVD.
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
At first it seems that this 80s series is dated, badly written, hammed up in its acting and cheesy, BUT after watching two or three episodes I'm hooked and laughing out loud. Jim Davidson is energetic to the extreme and makes the show. Some of the puns are painfully funny and the rhyming slang is hilarious. Popping up are characters now well known from EastEnders and even the chef from Fawlty Towers is in the show as the local barman.
It's a great laugh, carried amazingly by a committed cast on what was probably a small budget.