Period laughs 70's style with touch of glamour
Yorkshire TV were getting in their stride in the comedy world by the early 70s and in this vehicle Alfred Marks heads the cast in this series set in the late 19th century when Queen Victoria sat on the British throne. Albert Hackett was the head of his household ruling over his family with an affectionate yet iron fist that upheld strict Victorian moral values. The works of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley were strictly forbidden in the Hackett home which was comprised of Albert, his wife Victoria, their children and servants. It was a domestic sitcom with the period flavour of the Forsythe Saga and drew a contrast to the more liberal age of the late swinging 1960s . Quite enjoyable of it's type and all episodes exist in the ITV archive and it's crying out to be given a dvd release so it can be rediscovered.
- Apr 12, 2020
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