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Old 26-02-2013, 15:14
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Has anybody seen these two sitcoms that are now available on DVD. I've read lots of mixed comments/reviews for it, can anyone on here recommend them?

Trippers Day starred Leonard Rossiter (in one of his last roles) as Norman Tripper, the manager of a London Supermarket called "Supafare". He has a lot to put up with, as his staff are a bunch of useless layabouts.
It was written by Brian Cooke, I've only ever seen a few clips of this and it looked good.

After Rossiter's death, the show was revived 2 years later with Bruce Forsyth taking over as Cecil Slinger. A lot of people have said this version is better, it ran for 2 series and was Brucie's first (and only) foray into Comedy Acting.
Certain episodes of Slinger's Day were written by the great David Renwick.
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Old 26-02-2013, 15:19
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Has anybody seen these two sitcoms that are now available on DVD. I've read lots of mixed comments/reviews for it, can anyone on here recommend them?

Trippers Day starred Leonard Rossiter (in one of his last roles) as Norman Tripper, the manager of a London Supermarket called "Supafare". He has a lot to put up with, as his staff are a bunch of useless layabouts.
It was written by Brian Cooke, I've only ever seen a few clips of this and it looked good.

After Rossiter's death, the show was revived 2 years later with Bruce Forsyth taking over as Cecil Slinger. A lot of people have said this version is better, it ran for 2 series and was Brucie's first (and only) foray into Comedy Acting.
Certain episodes of Slinger's Day were written by the great David Renwick.
I liked them, mind you it was over twenty years ago I last saw them. I preferred it with Bruce Forsyth actually. I think the guy who played Dave Quinn in The Bill was in it as well.
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Old 26-02-2013, 15:56
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last thing on tv LR did before his sudden death
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Old 26-02-2013, 16:52
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I watched them because a friend of mine was in them, but I would imagine they would be very dated by now.
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Old 26-02-2013, 18:24
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They were dated at the time, probably embarrassing now.
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Old 26-02-2013, 19:11
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Rubbish, as most ITV sitcoms were.
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Old 26-02-2013, 19:35
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I watched them when they were on originally and enjoyed them, but I was only a kid at the time I don't remember a thing about them though! I'd like to see them again for curiosity's sake and see if I'd find them funny now.
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Old 26-02-2013, 19:36
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After Rossiter's death, the show was revived 2 years later with Bruce Forsyth taking over as Cecil Slinger. A lot of people have said this version is better, it ran for 2 series and was Brucie's first (and only) foray into Comedy Acting.
Certain episodes of Slinger's Day were written by the great David Renwick.
Not strictly speaking true as Brucie had a minor role in the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0Q7Qx_i0A
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Old 26-02-2013, 20:46
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Watched both as a kid when they were on around 30 years ago, enjoyed them back then but then again I also used to enjoy Bobby Davro, Cannon & Ball and Copy Cats, so, I don't entirely trust my judgement around that period.

I heard recently that it wasn't a very suitable vehicle for Rossiter, but Brucie was pretty good when he took it over.

I wouldn't mind checking it out for old times sake. Even if it's crap, there's the nostalgia factor and the novelty of seeing Brucie act in a sitcom (or a sh*tcom).
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Old 27-02-2013, 13:17
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I loved both of these, they probably look dated but I may be tempted to purchase them
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Old 27-02-2013, 15:03
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Not strictly speaking true as Brucie had a minor role in the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks
I never knew that and I've seen "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" many times. lol He also did the cartoon series "The Fiddley Foodle Bird" which he narrated.
I remember seeing an interview with Bruce where he said that he "regretted" doing so many Game Shows over the years. I think he would have made an alright Actor, it seemed the natural progression for him as an Entertainer. It's a shame that it never worked out for him, Slinger's Day was his only sitcom.
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Old 27-02-2013, 15:15
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I never knew that and I've seen "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" many times. lol He also did the cartoon series "The Fiddley Foodle Bird" which he narrated.
I remember seeing an interview with Bruce where he said that he "regretted" doing so many Game Shows over the years. I think he would have made an alright Actor, it seemed the natural progression for him as an Entertainer. It's a shame that it never worked out for him, Slinger's Day was his only sitcom.
I remember seeing the film on TV donkey's years ago and thinking "that guy looks familiar" and then being quite surprised when I saw Brucie's name in the end credits
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