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4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle British B&W comedy from the 1960s, 1 Feb. 2011
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This review is from: George And The Dragon [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this collection because of the cast. Who can resist Sid James, John Le Mesurier and Peggy Mount? I had never seen this series before as I'm too young to have seen it first time round. The series revolves around Sid James and Peggy Mount (George and Mrs Dragon) working in service, along with Ralph the gardener, in the house of a colonel played by John Le Mesurier. Everyone plays to type in this comedy, Sid is the mildly lecherous old man, Peggy is the domineering battleaxe and John plays the colonel in that absent minded way that he was so good at. Particularly in later episodes the humour is quite genteel. Watching the first few episodes I wondered whether the series might become a little crude, this is often a fine line between what is funny (as in the Carry Ons) and what can, in this day and age, just seem a little too crude even if there are still funny moments (like On The Buses).

It was really nice to see Peggy Mount play a character with a warm side, and it is a testament to her talent that she manages to completely dominate every scene that she is in without being overpowering. This series is heartily recommended to anyone that likes the cast, or to anyone that is a fan of British humour of this era.
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