There are a couple of episodes in Still Open All Hours where the Ladies sit in someone's kitchen and amid cups of tea and hair care, they have deep discussions about the men and life in general.
There are many similarities between SOAH and Summer Wine. I think most are covered on another thread of this forum.There are a couple of episodes in Still Open All Hours where the Ladies sit in someone's kitchen and amid cups of tea and hair care, they have deep discussions about the men and life in general.
Have you seen Clarence? Another Ronnie Barker comedy that wasn't a major success at the time but I'm wondering whether it's worth a watch?One gentle comedy that often gets overlooked is Roy Clarke's The Magnificent Evans, starring Ronnie Barker.
A flop at the time, now an important piece of work.
I have and I enjoyed it , whilst not at the level of Porridge or Open All Hours from a comedic sense it is still worth watching and of course Miss Davenport , Jo Tewson, is his co star . The premise of a short sighted person with coke bottle thick glasses provides some laugh out loud moments but you would definitely class it as gentle . Amazon have the DVD as cheap as 77p plus £2.15 post second hand in very good condition or £4.99 new.
Just watched it, thank you for the recommendation. I can see very loose strands in it of Father Ted, albeit in a much gentler form!!, I wonder if that's where they got some inspiration from?
Probably the best ever forgotten sitcom.Remember Arthur Lowe starring in a Potter written by our very own Roy Clarke noticed it is on Daily Motion think I may reacquaint myself with it just recall him vaguely as playing a similar role to the pompous Mainwaring as a retired business man with too much time on his hands.