Bootsie and Snudge - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]
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Spinning off from Granada s phenomenally successful sitcom The Army Game, Bootsie and Snudge charts the Civvy Street misadventures of former National Serviceman Excused Boots Bisley and his bullying sergeant, Claude Snudge, now employed within the august environs of a gentlemen s club. Alfie Bass and Bill Fraser reprise their Army Game roles, along with Clive Dunn as decrepit barman Henry Beerbohm Old Johnson and Robert Dorning as the irascible Rt. Hon. Sec. Hesketh Pendleton. This much-loved series, penned by the Round the Horne team of Barry Took and Marty Feldman, was originally screened between 1960 and 1963 (enjoying a new lease of life in 1974), and this release contains all 39 episodes of the first series. Bootsie Bisley and his former tormentor Claude Snudge are now working together - not exactly by choice - at the Imperial Club, a gentlemen s establishment in London. While boot boy Bootsie continues to play dogsbody to Snudge, now the club s major-domo, Old Johnson bumbles along in his own determined fashion, dodging retirement and attempting to help his disaster-prone colleagues deal with the inevitable consequences of their actions...
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'Bootsie' Bisley is a simple man who is always dreaming of better things. Claude Snudge is a pompous, overbearing twit with an affected upper-class accent which does nothing to hide his bad grammar. He has a high opinion of himself, but underneath it all you feel that he realises his inadequacies. So there is a touch of pathos here as in all good comedy which makes you care about the characters.
Clive Dunn plays 'Old' Johnson, the club barman, very much in the mould of his character Private Jones in the later series 'Dad's Army', and Robert Dorning plays the club secretary, the Rt. Hon. Hesketh Pendleton, who is frequently agitated by his new employees' behaviour.
The 39 black and white episodes are quite good quality for an old series, but do not appear to have been remastered.
Good fun with excellent character actors. Not like the bland humour you get these days.
Its very broad, written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman (who created "Round The Horne" for radio) and I get the impression sometimes of two jesters swatting each other with bladders rather than two character actors...
Something I recalled from my childhood though, which comes across loud and clear - watch Clive Dunn do his eccentric dodderer as Old Johnson the barman. The seeds of Lance Cpl Jones are there... Johnson is absolutely crazy and hilarious....
Different days. This stuff wouldn't pass muster now, but back then.... we'd be howling round the old telly.
I got this Bootsie and Snudge - The Complate Series 1 for my dad which he enjoy watching.