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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb witty clerical sitcom with an excellent cast
After The Good Life ended in 1978 Richard Briers starred in several sitcoms but none of them captured the public imagination until Ever Decreasing Circles and even that was a slow burner with a gap of two years between series 2 and 3. In between those two series he got the call from Thames to star in All In Good Faith, his first ITV sitcom which ran for three series...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!
This went to the charity shop. It was boring, dated and not at all funny. Usually, i enjoy the work of Richard Briers but this one did not gel with me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb witty clerical sitcom with an excellent cast, 22 Jan 2014
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This review is from: All in Good Faith - The Complete Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
After The Good Life ended in 1978 Richard Briers starred in several sitcoms but none of them captured the public imagination until Ever Decreasing Circles and even that was a slow burner with a gap of two years between series 2 and 3. In between those two series he got the call from Thames to star in All In Good Faith, his first ITV sitcom which ran for three series between 1985 and 1988.
Boasting a script by John Kane (Me and My Girl, Never the Twain, Terry and June, Four Idle Hands), music by Ronnie Hazlehurst and direction/production by John Howard-Davies this has a good pedigree. The ever-excellent Briers plays country vicar Philip Lambe who dissatisfied with his life feels he needs a challenge and asks the Bishop for a transfer to an inner city parish. He keeps his decision secret from his wife Emma (Barbara Ferris) and much of this first series centres on him trying to win her round to the idea before they make the move.
There are a few of the usual sitcom diversions in the shape of two bickering teenage kids and a demanding parishioner Major Andrews (James Cossins) but this first series seems more like a comic play split into 6 parts than a traditional sitcom.
Nigel Humphreys and John Barrard offer solid comic support as the chalk-and-cheese church wardens of the new inner city parish plus there are guest appearances from Noel Dyson, Raymond Francis and Ronald Leigh-Hunt among others.
The success of any sitcom is the characters being likeable and believable and that's certainly true here. Briers in on top form and he and Ferris have a good on-screen chemistry, the supporting cast shine and even the two teenagers are a long way from the usual awkward stage school types. Very much in the same vein as Ever Decreasing Circles All In Good Faith deserves a wider audience and I hope Network release the other two series where the Reverend Lambe's fish out of water experience becomes more apparent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Briers, 15 Oct 2014
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If you liked Richard Briers in The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles, you will enjoy this series featuring him as Vicar Philip Lambe, thinking of getting out of a rut and into a more challenging parish. He is ably supported by Barbara Ferris as his wife Emma, and James Cossins as his assertive Vicar's Warden. The first episode is a little self-conscious, but it soon gets into its stride and there are some funny scenes throughout the series.
Definitely worth it if you're a fan of the star and of comedies which don't have to rely on bad language or innuendo for laughs.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very funny dvd, 18 Jan 2014
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I did not know this serie but ordered it because most of Richard Briers comedies are funny and we weren't disappointed.
Hopefully there will be a dvd with series 2.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Richard Briers was one of the best!, 21 Feb 2014
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I first saw Richard in 'The Good Life' (and have the series), then in a Miss Marple movie with Margaret Rutherford. He was so very young. And later in 'Henry V' and I couldn't believe it was him. He did an exceptional job.
He's very good in this series, but just lacks the finesse of the other series and movies he's been in. Great story and could have been a bit funnier. I'm still very happy to have the set and will continue watching.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 20 Nov 2014
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A sweet, genuine comedy more to smile at than loud laughter but defintely pleased I bought.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 Sep 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Oct 2014
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!, 28 Mar 2014
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This went to the charity shop. It was boring, dated and not at all funny. Usually, i enjoy the work of Richard Briers but this one did not gel with me.
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