What quirky films would people recommend? One of the best I've seen is the Australian film Malcolm which has the added benefit of using music by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. I've also got a soft spot for Brazil which is a quirky dystopian story.
I'm impressed that the episodes about Compo's death (shown on Drama channel at the moment) tread a good line between comedy and emotion. Unfortunately we missed the episode of his funeral, but saw the ones before that and tonight are watching From Here to Paternity where his son joins the show.
Was a laughter track added around 1999? I can't remember if the book I read mentions it, but have noticed on the episodes this week it's quite intrusive and doesn't add to the enjoyment. Maybe I'll get used to it and mentally tune it out.
We've been watching SW on Drama and the episode last Friday had Foggy in it, but tonight's episode it was Truly. Have they skipped some episodes or was Foggy's second departure not explained in the programme?
On YouTube I watched the first couple of eps of series 1 and Clegg is a different characters to the later series I'm familiar with where he's a fainthearted person. In which series did that change happen, and also which series did he stop trying to do a Yorkshire accent?
What's your favourite Eli mishap? I particularly enjoyed one in a recent episode on Drama where he was driving a van and went into a field crashing into a haystack. Clegg's incredulity that he'd made it so far before the crash tickled me.
I noticed an episode recently (on Drama) that played a short section of Laurel & Hardy music. Have there been other musical references to previous comedies in SW?
BTW, one similarity to L&H is the basic innocence of the SW world, and that's perhaps part of the reason why I'm becoming more of a...
Not sure what happened but my introductory post disappeared, so will try again. I've begun to really enjoy Summer Wine in the last 2-3 months as it's being repeated on the Drama channel. In the past I found it easy watching but wasn't a fan as such. Now I look forward to when it's on in the...