Shelley (1979–1983)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy


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James Shelley, an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed "professional freelance layabout," has many battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady and his girlfriend Fran.


7.6/10
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  • Hywel Bennett and Bruce Bould in Shelley (1979)
  • Hywel Bennett and Garfield Morgan in Shelley (1979)
  • Hywel Bennett and Garfield Morgan in Shelley (1979)
  • Hywel Bennett and Belinda Sinclair in Shelley (1979)
  • Hywel Bennett and Warren Clarke in Shelley (1979)
  • Hywel Bennett and Belinda Sinclair in Shelley (1979)

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Creator:

Peter Tilbury

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8 August 2019 | peterrichboy
9
| Timeless classic
I just by chance stumbled across an old episode of Shelly on forces TV. And watched it just to see if it was as good as I remember it. I was 15 when Shelly first aired and the razor sharp script and Hywell Bennett's dead pan sarcastic delivery for me makes it one of the most underrated shows of all time.. This show was ahead of it's time it was almost too good to be classed as a sit com Peter Tilburys writing is a masterclass in comedic writing whilst Bennett delivers the gags and one liners with immaculate comic timing. I wonder if Ricky Gervais ever watched Shelly as his shows remind me of Shelley's sarcastic wit. Was the show as good as I remember it? Yes it was and more.

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