Anyone remember this? It was a series of half hour comedy films done by Michael Palin, still in monty python like mode, it was a sort of send up of the Boys Own paper, which was a comic type magazine which I understand was quite big in the early part of the 20th century up until about the 30s. It was a bit mixed, some episodes weren’t that good, but two were excellent, Tompkinsons Schooldays, which also featured Terry Jones, and Ian Ogilvy as school bully, and the best of the lot, the brilliant Testing of Eric Olthwaite, where Palin played a very boring man who was interested in shovels, rainfall and the colour of black puddings!
Clifford Kershaw, who was in Loving Arms, series three of The Sweeney, was also in it as the mayor. It was on again last night on the Yesterday channel and I love it!
Post by Arthur Pringle on Feb 14, 2018 18:18:07 GMT
I've seen repeats in the past, as you say a mixed bag but it was shot on film & had an authentic period atmosphere. I read that Clifford Kershaw was a local Oldham councillor ( Conservative ) in real life. I'll have a look at it on Yesterday if it's still running.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?