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Mar 1, 2015

Pompidou: Hunger (BBC-2 1 Mar 2015 with Matt Lucas)

UK / BBC Two / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast 1 March 2015 @ 6.30pm

Writers: Matt Lucas, Julian Dutton, Ashley Blaker, Jon Foster, James Lamont / Director: Matt Lucas

Series: Pompidou / Season 1 Episode 1

Great to see a show like this, which channels 1970’s greats like Eric Sykes and Dick Emery in an early time slot, works perfectly well, just a shame it’s not on the main channel.

Pompidou, his butler Hove, and their Afghan Hound Marion are hungry. There’s no food in their caravan and no money either. A desperate attempt to find something to eat sees Hove end up in a sticky situation. It’s up to Pompidou to get him out.

Pompidou, [...]

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Apr 18, 2014

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (ITV 2014 with David Threllfall and Amanda Redman)

UK / ITV – Left Bank Pictures / 1×120 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 21 April 2014 @ 9.00pm

Writer: Simon Nye / Consultant: John Fisher / Executive Producer: Andy Harries / Producer: Lucy Dyke / Director: Benjamin Caron

Period drama. The last 20 years or so in the life of legendary comedian magician Tommy Cooper focusing on the dilemma he faced when he fell in love with his stage manager Mary despite being happily married to Gwen, the woman he called Dove.

With Tommy’s fame and constant touring on the road Dove, who mostly accompanied him on tour, decided that she needed to concentrate on restoring their home life. Tommy though, unable to face [...]

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