Post by Arthur Pringle on Aug 2, 2021 20:53:23 GMT
I think I read that Harry Worth was the 'biggest' star on tv at one point. I remember watching his 70's sitcom 'My Name Is Harry Worth' on UK Gold years ago but it wasn't until I watched his 60's shows on youtube that I became a fan of his, he's now of my favourite comic performers. Very cleverly written some of the 60's programmes he did, each story involving a misunderstanding by Worth that by degrees turns into a much greater misunderstanding.
The only show of his I've seen that I don't really like is '30 Minutes Worth' which was a sketch based show & didn't play to his strength. He began his stage career as a ventriloquist & toured with Laurel & Hardy, Oliver Hardy advised him to ditch the vent act. There's an audio interview with Worth recorded in the 80's during a break in a theatre show he was doing, it was recorded by a fan, he comes across as very down to earth & humble, happy to answer questions in between performing on stage.
Arthur Haynes I've seen bits of, Network have released several volumes of his tv show but I haven't taken the plunge & bought any.
Channel 4 showed most of Will Hay's films in the afternoons during the late 80's, I taped them whenever they were shown.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?