Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Mar 20, 2018 20:43:33 GMT
Some of you may remember a late 80's BBC Sitcom called "You must be the Husband" - starred Tim Brooke-Taylor and Diane Keen as his characters wife. Not sure what Brooke-Taylors character did for a living but he drove a MK2 Granada estate I remember.
His wife writes a romance novel and becomes more successful than him and it was about the ups and downs of suddenly being famous (or something like that). It ran to 2 series and was also notable for Garfield Morgan being in the supporting cast as - I think - Brooke- Taylors brother in law. Brian Hall was also in it although cannot remember what sort of character he played.
Post by Arthur Pringle on Mar 20, 2018 23:05:23 GMT
I don't remember that one, there are so many sitcoms that come & go, TV Cream website describes it as 'woeful bargain bin laughless comedy'. I saw an episode of 'No Place Like Home' recently, that show was as bad as sitcoms come, truly terrible.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?
Continuing the 70s US theme, The Waltons. My wife liked it so I did get to see odds and ends of it. Personally I thought it presented a very idealised view of America during the depression of the 1930s, and that Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was probably much nearer the truth.
Having said that, a few of the early episodes weren’t bad and I liked the grandad, played by Will Geer, who liked illicit booze. Also it did sometimes tackle serious issues like racism, and poked fun at bible bashing religious nutters.