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"This is your life ..Timmy Lea.."
on 1 June 2011
"This is your life ..Timmy Lea" sung by Sue Cheyenne kicked off the first Confession film in a jaunty fashion that continued throughout the series.Robin Askwith is the erstwhile Timmy ably supported in his comedy shenanigans by scheming brother-in-law Sid Noggett(Tony Booth).A huge part of the appeal of these films apart from the capable leads are the cameos,the Lea family themselves Bill Maynard,Sheila White,Dandy Nichols/Doris Hare to the many many stars of the small screen at the time like Peter Jones,John Le Mesurier,Ian Lavender,Bill Pertwee,Irene Handl etc..etc Theres always someone you'll recognize.
The other reason would be of course the girls..Linda Hayden,Carol Hawkins,Lynda Bellingham,Sue Longhurst to name but a few.Many more actresses featured in the series are well utilized in the British sex comedy genre throughout it's entire run.
This complete collection four film set from Columbia gives us nice looking clean prints of the films,no issues here!Also present are subtitles for each film.This is the limit of the extra material! It would have been nice to have a few commentaries from cast members or a retrospective featurette as the series was extremely successful at the 70's boxoffice and very well traveled in other territories ...i kind of wish these films would be licensed out to a company like Arrow or Nucleus Films which would probably guarantee some interesting extra material.