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    surprised no ones mentioned this .it was a bit hit and miss but mostly good . i liked the pc police " we know youre in there and that you had a rough childhood " and ray winstone doing ghandi " oos the daddy ? " whilst holding a sock with snooker balls in

    did anyone else see it ?

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    Yes I saw it.



    It was rubbish.



    It takes a real effort to put comedy back 50 years, but the Gay Nazi "sketch" did the trick. Just edit together the least funny bits of "Allo, Allo", add in a witless caricature of what Dick Emery did far better, plus the sensitivity of Bernard Manning, and Bingo!



    The rest just proved that ITV can't do sketch comedy the way that C4 or BBC2 can.

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    The PC Cops was probably the best sketch, and the one that immediately followed it wasnt too bad. I am normally a fan of Al Murray but this is not his finest hour or half hour as the case may be.

    Again like with much comedy I think he just used swearing to get a laugh and the other actors arent really up to much considering those who appeared with Dick Emery in the past like Derek Francis and Victor Maddern. Were all the other actors in the world busy for them to use Jenny Eclair?

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    A couple of the sketches raised a titter, but the rest were just embarassingly bad.

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    I appreciate this series is not going down well but I wonder if anybody can help with a cast credit query.



    There is a sketch with Al and Jenni Eclair playing sex mad middle aged people who embarrass their daughter, Katie, and her boyfriend. Who is the actress playing the daughter?



    Thanks.

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    actually its not that great is it ? ive just switched the second episode off .

    that camp nazi is obviously inspired by the camp hippy hitler in the producers isnt it ?funny in that ,not so funny here

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    Its one thing to do comedy on telly, its quite another

    to carry a show in the theatre... you need to be a big personality

    ... Ken Dodd ... Les Dawson... Canon and Ball come to mind.



    Somehow I think Al has that big persona too and the following

    to do a theatre run.

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    I live in Scotland and I don't know what channel, if any, this has been shown on up here. Perhaps good old STV have decided not to show it.

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    name='Fletchy']I live in Scotland and I don't know what channel, if any, this has been shown on up here. Perhaps good old STV have decided not to show it.


    Fletchy, it's on ITV1 down here so it should be on whatever's your Scottish region's equivalent to it is.

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    name='cully;291822]
    name='Fletchy'']I live in Scotland and I don't know what channel, if any, this has been shown on up here. Perhaps good old STV have decided not to show it.


    Fletchy, it's on ITV1 down here so it should be on whatever's your Scottish region's equivalent to it is.


    That is STV

    But it looks like they've got enough taste not to show it.



    I like all of Al's other work, but this is dire



    Steve

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