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Even Funnier Than I remember it the first time!
on 31 October 2002
If you enjoyed it the first time round - you will love it now. The star has to be Polly James as the hilarious original character of BERYL!! The Victoria Wood of her day!!
This is actually Series 2 and with the exception of the first episode - which is a bit weak - I suggest you skip it - I have been in stitches all the way through. I have wanted to play one after the other.- And it lasts 5 hours.
Although the humour is corny and predictable and wooden - THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT SO ENTERTAINING - I think most episodes were filmed in front of a live audience and it has the feel of a farcical stage play and when Polly and Nerys make mistakes , giggle in the wrong places, and props fall over they just carry on and carry it off. It's smut was ahead of its time and often the innuendo went over the heads of the studio audience who failed to laugh when you will.
A great piece of Nostalgia too- they talk in pounds shillings and pence and use old red telephone boxes with Push Button A and B!. If you are 40 plus you will love it - Having said that my kids (aged 9 and 11) love it too.
Hopefully Series 1 will be released too.
BUY it now!