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Old 13-01-2013, 19:51
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Blandings on BBC1 what a pile of utter drivel.
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:00
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I tend to agree. Probably best left as a book.
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:27
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Five minutes was enough.

Who decided to make this tripe?
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:32
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I've taped this: I did see a tiny bit - Jennifer Saunders demanding that a man be arrested for 'Loitering with intent to ravish'
Made me chuckle
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:40
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P. G. Wodehouse - this kind of comedy isn't funny anymore.
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:44
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These things work much better on the radio.

The Jeeves and Wooster stories I love, when listening to them - specially with Richard Briars from years ago.I've got most of them on CD now.

And I'm sure there was a version of this on the radio last year, over two parts with Martin Jarvis (maybe).
It was certainly about a pig being in a competition, I remember listening to it.

It's always better when you can use your imagination to picture it all.

EDIT .It was called Uncle Fred in the Springtime and about a pig-napping.
So - close!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01gf4lq
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:49
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It's not Wodehouse's fault - the cast were terrible. It paled in comparison to Jeeves & Wooster (Fry & Laurie) and also to Heavy Weather where Peter O'Toole played Lord Emsworth. Timothy Spall was all wrong and so were most of the others, it might improve, I'll give it another chance.
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Old 13-01-2013, 21:05
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P. G. Wodehouse - this kind of comedy isn't funny anymore.
To me, it is on the radio.

Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves is one of the funniest things I've listened to - even when I play it now.
Had a wonderful cast as well.
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Old 13-01-2013, 21:23
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Looks ok
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Old 13-01-2013, 22:36
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Wish I hadn't series linked this rubbish. Got to go into the schedule and remove it now.
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Old 13-01-2013, 22:57
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I wanted to watch this so said to the husband put it on it looks funny

Stuck with it for 10 mins turned over...really disappointed...
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:59
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I've watched it now - it took me a while to get into the feel of it but once I had, I really enjoyed it
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:07
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I've watched it now - it took me a while to get into the feel of it but once I had, I really enjoyed it
I felt the same as you , but really enjoyed it in the end.

Have to say that Jennifer Saunders doesn`t seem quite snotty enough
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Old 02-03-2013, 23:52
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I quite liked it, the wife hated it and couldn't understand why I liked it.

Anyone know if a second series is planned?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:10
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I quite liked it, the wife hated it and couldn't understand why I liked it.

Anyone know if a second series is planned?
Well I hope so(no decision yet made as far as I know). The total absurdity and witty script grew on me. It will have to be without its biggest star though-sad to learn that "The Empress" (thats a pig to the uninitiated) has died

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21571581
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:38
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I hope they do a second series, I quite enjoy P.G. Wodehouse stuff.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:58
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The episodes I saw were horribly overacted! Whereas Wodehouse books have me crying with laughter. Their success is all about wry words juxtaposed with imagination, in my view.
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Old 01-04-2013, 15:51
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I loved the whole series

All the actors were great, the stories were great and the whole of it was a breath of fresh air
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