It's not a bad film but, as has been said, just an assembly of bits from the series so not one of the better TV spin off films. It was released in early 1980,as I remembered going to the cinema to see it in about April of that year.
A mish mash it may have been but it was awarded best film comedy of the year, Leonard Rossiter received the Peter Sellers Award for comedy, Frances De La Tour received a best actress award & Denholm Elliott a best actor award.
Post by Arthur Pringle on Jul 17, 2019 18:09:22 GMT
Not a great film but better than another British comedy released the same year 'The Shillingbury Blowers', saw this on talkingpicturestv at the weekend, one of the most boring films I've ever seen. This was an instance of a film spawning 2 tv spin offs- 'Shillingbury Tales' & 'Cuffy'.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?
Post by Arthur Pringle on Apr 28, 2020 18:07:06 GMT
Wonder where 'Hallam' came from? Maybe Eric Chappell phoned someone at the TV Times to describe the show & they misheard Alan as 'Hallam'
In the play Rising Damp was based on Alan was called Noel Parker, one of the actors who played him was Paul Jones from 'Chalk And Cheese'. The other actor to play Philip was Neville Aurelius, I saw him in an episode of 'Softly Softly Task Force' recently playing a Black Panther type character.