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Dives in omnia
on 7 May 2001
Porterhouse Blue is a classic comedy drama by Channel 4 based on one of Tom Sharpes funniest novels about an ancient university college in Cambridge, steeped in traditions, most of which are questionable, to say the least. David Jason plays the reactionary Skullion, head porter, employed at the college for 45 years and determined to keep the old place just as it is. Ian Richardson plays the radical new Master, who along with his formidable wife plans to sweep the place clean of its expensive anachronisms and introduce a touch of modernity in the form of contracptive machines, female students and a canteen.
This is very funny; one of the best things Channel 4 ever made. And the whole piece (over 3 hours) is punctuated by the perfect harmonies of the Flying Pickets, singing for the most part accapella and in Latin. Had the sound on this DVD not been a big fat mono, I would've given it a 5. Still, its an absolute treat.