- Actors: Bernard Manning, Colin Crompton, Paul Daniels, Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball
- Directors: Nicholas Ferguson
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 2
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: Network
- DVD Release Date: 22 July 2013
- Run Time: 250 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00CGYHBVY
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,701 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club - The Complete Series 6 [DVD]
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Bernard Manning comperes and fellow stand-up veteran Colin Crompton is 'Mr. Chairman' at The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club - the friendliest working men's club in the North! Cut from the same cloth as The Comedians, this Seventies ratings hit captures the quickfire comedy, musical variety and convivial atmosphere of a typical Clubland concert night, showcasing rising stars, contemporary acts, local talent and world-renowned performers.
Entertaining a typically appreciative audience in this final series (billed as At the Wheeltappers in TV Times) are Paul Daniels, Cannon and Ball, George Melly, The New Vaudeville Band and The Dubliners, with Lancastrian folk-pop from Fivepenny Piece, comedian/singer-songwriter Bob Williamson, and the Rochdale Cowboy himself, Mike Harding.
Though ten episodes were filmed for this series only eight were shown on television. The ninth - an edition with controversial hypnotist Martin St. James - is included here, as is the tenth - Terry Webster and Dictionary - which is presented here as an unedited recording block
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This seems to have been due to a reduction in the series' budget and it's a shame that there isn't the variety of acts as previous runs. But on the upside, having just one turn allows them a decent amount of time to perform and this works very well.
The star turns featured in the eight transmitted shows are as follows - Bob Williamson, New Vaudeville Band, Paul Daniels, The Dubliners, George Melly and the Feetwarmers, Cannon and Ball, Fivepenny Piece and Mike Harding.
Pick of the acts for me were the New Vaudeville Band, The Dubliners and George Melly, with only Cannon and Ball being a little below par. Their act wasn't very different from their previous Wheeltappers appearances, so there's a feeling of having seen it all before.
Apart from these eight shows, there's an additional two untransmitted programmes. The first, featuring hypnotist Martin St. James, was due to go out seventh in the run but was postponed and never rescheduled.
The last - featuring Terry Webster and Dictionary - never reached the final edit stage so is presented on the DVD as an unedited recording block. Running to 67 minutes this is a fascinating insight into how the programme was made, including the chance to see all the bits that would have been cut out in order to trim the show down to the 25 minute length for transmission. Why it was never transmitted could be down to the fact that Terry Webster is desperately unfunny, although it's possible that a good edit could have made something out of it.Read more ›
Given the headline acts this was probably best series in the terms of the quality of the entertainment. George Melly and the Feetwarmers, The Dubliners and the Fivepenny Piece are all outstanding, Mike Harding and Paul Daniels are very good, Cannon and Ball are Cannon and Ball, and the New Vaudeville Band and Bob Williamson are the other two acts from the broadcast shows.
In addition to the eight broadcast shows, there are two others which remained unscreened. The hypnotist Martin St James appears in one and singing impressionist Terry Webster, supported by his backing group Dictionary, appears in the other. Both are disorganised affairs. The first show starts as Martin St James has already chosen his twelve subjects and he persuades to commit a whole load of embarrassing actions that are to see as entertaining. The whole thing is a mess. Of more interest is the show featuring Terry Webster. The seventy minute unedited episode has Terry repeatedly leaving the stage to change costume while Colin Crompton fills in, sometimes in the club chairman role and at other times as himself. As himself he does himself no justice and will no doubt disappoint a number of his fans. There was probably enough broadcastable material to full a thirty minute programme and I wonder why it didn't happen.
The DVD would have benefitted by a contribution from producer Johnnie Hamp giving a history of the programme's origin and development.
Like the previous five DVDs, an entertaining watch for people who enjoyed television variety shows.
For anyone trying out the `Wheeltappers' for the first time who have never seen them, watching/purchasing this last series for the first one to try out would be a MASSIVE mistake and total disaster; they'd never want to even look up the previous sets...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A different format from previous series as each episode focuses on a singular act. Great entertainment, just like the previous 5 series.Published on 29 Oct. 2014 by Freddie Valentine
I have the full set of these DVDs and most are thoroughly enjoyable family entertainment. It is interesting to see artistes who were popular at the time and have now been sadly... Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2014 by DWP
Boy is this a big let down on the first 5 series... The single act each programme for me did not work... It's looks like they had run out of ideas for the show... Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2014 by Christopher Mulqueen
Series 1 to 5 were excellent and good value , series 6 is ok but below the standard of the others.Published on 2 Dec. 2013 by john stevens
Very nostalgic took me back a few years, was nice to see again only bought it to see Bob Williamson as our original copy of it is worn out, but would consider buying some of the... Read morePublished on 15 Oct. 2013 by helen brown
It was not as good as the first 5 in the series each show was shorter with only one act on the bill
very disappointing i can now see why it was the last series made