5 October 2006 | doyouthinkthisisme
So funny but aired at the wrong time
I remember watching this is my bedsit on Saturday afternoons after the sport. It was the funniest and quirkiest programmes ever made. Aired at completely the wrong time (9.00pm midweek on BBC2 would have been perfect).
Each week Squire Haggard (played by Keith Barron excellent in this role)got into some ludicrous seedy scrape and escaped (sort of) with honour lost with the help, and hindrance, of his son Roderick. The scene when Roderick declines Nathaniel Grunge a duel (through overt cowardice) but offers to, "fight your tailor to the death" sums up the multilevel comedy and insults all round.
I loved this series but it finished because a Saturday afternoon audience would never watch such high class well acted comedy-it was above everyone's head-hence the success of Noel's House Party.
Bring Haggard back at a proper time for people can think.