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PR: The Galton and Simpson Comedy: The Complete Series

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Leslie Phillips, Bob Monkhouse, Patricia Hayes, Harry H. Corbett, David Jason, Jimmy Edwards and Richard O’Sullivan are just a few of the legendary performers starring in this collection of humorous plays penned by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson – the legendary writing writing team whose timeless credits include both Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

Following the same format that had proved so effective with their earlier run of plays for Comedy Playhouse, this series consists of six shows:

The Suit: starring Leslie Phillips and Bill Oddie
A married man falls victim to a rather embarrassing burglary.

Friends in High Places: starring Bob Monkhouse and Patricia Hayes
A 55-year-old wishes to be young again – and his wish is granted!

Never Talk to Strangers: starring Harry H. Corbett and Rosemary Leach
Two lonely people have a chance to find happiness together.

Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way: staring Jimmy Edwards and David Jason
After 23 years in the same bungalow, a couple prepares to move house.

Pity Poor Edie... Married to Him: starring Milo O'Shea and Gwendolyn Watts
What happens to a marriage when the breadwinner finds she is expecting?

An Extra Bunch of Daffodils: starring Stratford Johns and Patsy Rowlands
A man who has buried five heavily insured wives begins a search for his sixth…

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Excellent news, I have ropey off-airs of The Suit, Pity Poor Edie, and An Extra Bunch of Daffodils. Been waiting a long time to see the other three!

Paul Merton also remade The Suit and Don't Dilly Dally On The Way in his Galton & Simpson remake series.

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Long overdue for a release, and very welcome.

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stanbutler wrote:Excellent news, I have ropey off-airs of The Suit, Pity Poor Edie, and An Extra Bunch of Daffodils. Been waiting a long time to see the other three!
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I still have the "Extra Daffs" episode, from the "TV Heaven" screening.

Glad to see the series being released, at last.
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Mark wrote:I still have the "Extra Daffs" episode, from the "TV Heaven" screening.
OT trivia: a quick glance shows just 14 of the 47 programmes used for TV HEAVEN haven't had an official release then.

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The 1969 ITV series, one I haven't seen an episode of - Great cast list
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0182579/fullc ... _=m_ttfc_3

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ian b wrote:
Mark wrote:I still have the "Extra Daffs" episode, from the "TV Heaven" screening.
OT trivia: a quick glance shows just 14 of the 47 programmes used for TV HEAVEN haven't had an official release then.
Really...that's interesting, Both "TV Heaven" and the 1982 "Best Of British" series, had excellent choices of programmes, and are still the best ones done, as far as I'm concerned....oh and the Beeb's 1986 celebration.
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tiswas2 wrote:The 1969 ITV series, one I haven't seen an episode of - Great cast list
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0182579/fullc ... _=m_ttfc_3
It is, some great names there.

Be nice to see more of Jimmy Edwards, as I'm really enjoying the "Whack-O!" repeats on 4x, at the moment.
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I was looking forward to this - and now it's vanished from Network's Site.

Anyone know why?

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