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14-09-2017, 20:18   #41
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yup, far too early (1979) for fresh prince

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxUbethjwdU
I stand corrected, not a fan of American sitcoms so it wouldn't be amiss for me to guess wrongly
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16-09-2017, 13:10   #42
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Oh No It's Selwyn Froggat starring Bill Maynard

Rule Brittania which was a sort of Englishman, Welshman, Scotsman type thing.
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16-09-2017, 13:13   #43
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Oh No It's Selwyn Froggat starring Bill Maynard

Rule Brittania which was a sort of Englishman, Welshman, Scotsman type thing.
Remember watching that as a nipper in the 1970s!
Also remember the truly dreadful 'Life Begins at 40'
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16-09-2017, 13:18   #44
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Oh No It's Selwyn Froggat starring Bill Maynard

Rule Brittania which was a sort of Englishman, Welshman, Scotsman type thing.
was watching some Selwyn last night lol

just been watching this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpkMCqwG1i0

Leonard Rossiter - Pygmalion Smith (1974), was just a pilot tho they never commissioned a series
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16-09-2017, 21:37   #45
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Top Secret life of edgar briggs with a young David Jason.
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22-10-2017, 21:58   #46
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Don't agree about Soap. It was a great show. The spin-off Benson wasn't too hot.

'Fairly Secret Army' (Ch4, mid-80's) starring Geoffrey Palmer ('Butterflies'). He plays a right-wing ex-military man setting up his own militia; loosely based on the character he played in 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'.

I'm not sure how well-remembered 'Ripping Yarns' is compared to 'Fawlty Towers' but it's great.

There was a US thing I loved as a kid called 'Holmes & Yoyo'.

'Set of Six' by Rowland Rivron, where he plays all six grown up sextuplets in an episode each.

Not a sitcom but a comedy drama, 'Prospects' Ch.4 again, mid eighties, starring the late Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell.
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23-10-2017, 00:19   #47
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Don't agree about Soap. It was a great show. The spin-off Benson wasn't too hot.

'Fairly Secret Army' (Ch4, mid-80's) starring Geoffrey Palmer ('Butterflies'). He plays a right-wing ex-military man setting up his own militia; loosely based on the character he played in 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'.

I'm not sure how well-remembered 'Ripping Yarns' is compared to 'Fawlty Towers' but it's great.

There was a US thing I loved as a kid called 'Holmes & Yoyo'.

'Set of Six' by Rowland Rivron, where he plays all six grown up sextuplets in an episode each.

Not a sitcom but a comedy drama, 'Prospects' Ch.4 again, mid eighties, starring the late Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell.
Geoffrey Palmer played -along with Julie Dench- in 'As Time Goes Bye', not a bad show and two good actors.

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23-10-2017, 00:41   #48
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Geoffrey Palmer played -along with Julie Dench- in 'As Time Goes Bye', not a bad show and two good actors.
Whenever I think of Geoffrey Palmer I always think of the Fawlty Towers episode, where he is a doctor who wants his sausages, and does a routine with Manuel for a dining table lol. Absolutely hilarious.

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Oh No It's Selwyn Froggat starring Bill Maynard

Rule Brittania which was a sort of Englishman, Welshman, Scotsman type thing.
What! No Irishman, for the punchline? And Selwyn with his " Magic ah Morris"

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23-10-2017, 05:05   #49
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I vaguely remember a sitcom called "Gaffer", and another one called "Shelley".
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23-10-2017, 14:38   #50
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More recent but The Smoking Room was outstanding. Started Robert Webb's career.

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23-10-2017, 17:26   #51
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I'm not usually a fan of American comedy, but I thought Soap was very funny.
As was The Golden Girls.
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23-10-2017, 19:14   #52
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Alan Hartley you remember right, the Gaffer and Shelley were both sitcoms from years gone by, Shelley starred Hywel Bennet and The Gaffer starred Bill Maynard of Selwyn Froggit fame.
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23-10-2017, 19:29   #53
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Mulberry starring Karl Howman and the late Geraldine McEwan was an unusual sitcom which was aired in the early 1990s. Some of the episodes are available on YouTube.
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23-10-2017, 19:39   #54
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Don't agree about Soap. It was a great show. The spin-off Benson wasn't too hot.

'Fairly Secret Army' (Ch4, mid-80's) starring Geoffrey Palmer ('Butterflies'). He plays a right-wing ex-military man setting up his own militia; loosely based on the character he played in 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'.

I'm not sure how well-remembered 'Ripping Yarns' is compared to 'Fawlty Towers' but it's great.

There was a US thing I loved as a kid called 'Holmes & Yoyo'.

'Set of Six' by Rowland Rivron, where he plays all six grown up sextuplets in an episode each.

Not a sitcom but a comedy drama, 'Prospects' Ch.4 again, mid eighties, starring the late Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell.
"Prospects " was like a poor mans Minder . Two lads ducking and diving to make a living . Having said that , it wasn't bad
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24-10-2017, 10:53   #55
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Maybe not that obscure but I remember a sitcom called "Watching" and also "Duty Free".
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24-10-2017, 14:35   #56
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Just a Gigolo, from 1992 or 93ish, with the lovely Tony Slatterly.

The Two Of Us. What Nicholas Lyndhurst did when he wasn't doing Only Fools and Horses in the 80s.

And these two I remember mainly for the theme songs and the actresses' hair:

Life Without George.

Watching (quite liked this one at the time).
Forgotten all about Watching, had quite a little crush on Emma Wray when this was on.
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24-10-2017, 17:27   #57
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Does anyone remember Queenies Castle with Diana Dors.?
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24-10-2017, 17:38   #58
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Anyone remember The New Statesman with late Rik Mayall?
He was brilliant in that one.
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24-10-2017, 22:21   #59
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Forgotten all about Watching, had quite a little crush on Emma Wray when this was on.
I used to love Watching and also Stay Lucky
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24-10-2017, 23:21   #60
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Go on then, I will give you..."Constant Hot Water'
Pat Phoneix (Elsie Tanner) starred, rubbish from what i can just remember.
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