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Mar 15, 2015

About Face (ITV 1989-1991 with Maureen Lipman and Michael Gambon)

UK / ITV Network – Central / 12×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 November 1989 – 11 February 1991

Executive Producer: Tony Wolfe / Theme Music: Denis King / Producers: John Henderson(season 1) , Johnny Goodman(season 2) / Director: John Henderson

Given that Maureen Lipman has long been one of the UK’s most familiar faces she has never really had too many chances to headline her own material; There was Agony in the late 70′s of course and then there was About Face, from 1989 and again in 1991 which allowed Lipman room to excel in 12 one off individual comedies written by some major names indeed, including the likes of Lipman’s husband Jack Rosenthal as well as [...]

 
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Nov 4, 2014

Love Story: The Egg On The Face Of The Tiger (ITV 1968 with Lynn Redgrave and Peter Bowles)

UK / ITV – ATV / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 27 June 1968

Writer: Hugh Leonard / Producer: Rex Firkin / Director: John Nelson Burton

Series: Love Story / Season 6 Episode 1

Drama. Mary Downey is determined not to succumb to the entanglements of love. As she says “I just dont want to get involved. That’s the mistake most girls make. You give in, get to depend on someone, and before you know it he’s buzzed off and there’s egg all over your face.”

cast Lynn Redgrave as Mary Downey T. P. McKenna as Timothy Driscoll Peter Bowles as Brian Martin Dempsey as Mr Downey Ruth Durley as Mrs Downey Dermot Tuohy as Newscaster Wally Thomas as [...]

 
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Oct 3, 2014

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (BBC-1 1969-1974 with Palin, Cleese, Idle, Jones, Gilliam and Chapman)

UK / BBC1 / 46×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 October 1969 – 1974

Writers: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam / Producers: John Howard Davies, lan MacNaughton

When it first reached the TV screen in 1969, filling a former religious slot, late on Sunday night, Monty Python’s Flying Circus understandably met with some bemusement. However, it soon acquired a fervent global following and genuine cult status. Each programme was well endowed with sketches and held together with animation and one-liner humour; but, essentially, any-thing went in this manic collage of comedy styles.

The sketches relied [...]

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