Of course not all sketches in a sketch show are equally funny but the new series I feel has got off to a great start.
Most favourite.... The WWII RAF officers are back - this extremely silly premise continues to amuse The song by Brabbins and Fyffe was hilarious The Neanderthals also make a welcome return But the clip I have watched again and again features the bored examiner/invigilator
I do not know how they think this stuff up
Least favourite ....... Jilted Jim Sci fi sketch
Also no nudity these days? They were naked a lot on the earlier channel 4 series
Online clips available http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ndsgv#synopsis
It has struck me that despite the implausible pairing of Quincy with much younger women, the clashes with the management and the police, this show covered some pretty controversial topics for a 30 year old mainstream show:- * Teenage alcoholism * Elder abuse * Mental health issues * Legislation for lief jackets on plains * Drunk driving *Public health issues such as food contamination/pollution Yes it can be cheesy but I still find many of them watchable and find the range of issues covered impressive for the times. I also think it's quite cool that Mark was actually a technician not an actor who is now a leading DNA expert!
Fair Film completely ruined by a Ridiculous Sexist Oversight
This film has annoyed me so much I have to get this off my chest. Yes it's a fairly enjoyable in the time travel crime genre albeit not that original. However whilst one character ages sufficiently over 25 years as to be played by 2 actors.... The wife does not age at all....Still young blond and thin at the end. It completely invalidates the whole film and yet again perpetuates the myth that actresses can't be old on screen not to mention the insult to the viewers intelligence. Pathetic
An amazing ensemble cast who must have all had their tongues most firmly planted in their cheeks to produce their performances in this highly amusing murder mystery spoof.
By incorporating plots and characters from your favourite classic crime genres and gently poking fun at them all it is both funny and comfortingly familiar.
So if you want great visual gags (blind butler, deaf maid), superb one liners (especially from Maggie Smith & David Niven) and to escape for 90 minutes back into the gentler, less realistic Golden Age of Crime then you need look no further.