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    I had a look at the shelf nearest my home cinema system at what titles were there which sort of expands my lists;

    Monty Python movies box set + series 1-4
    Blackadder box set
    Bottom series 1-3
    Jabberwocky
    That Peter Kay Thing + Phoenix Nights 1&2
    Fast Show Live
    Little Britain 1&2
    Best of Victoria Wood As Seen on TV + Dinner Ladies box set
    The High Life
    Ripping Yarns
    Fawlty Towers 1&2
    Rising Damp box set
    Gavin & Stacy box set
    Father Ted 1-3 + Christmas special
    League of Gentlemen 1-3 + Christmas special + Live + Live Again + Apocalypse
    Red Dwarf 1-12
    Early Doors box set
    The Goodies At Last
    I Didn't Know You Cared box set
    Young Ones series 1
    In The Loop
    Dark Star
    Blues Brothers
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I had a look at the shelf nearest my home cinema system at what titles were there which sort of expands my lists;

    The Goodies At Last
    R.I.P. Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    R.I.P. Tim Brooke-Taylor.
    Indeed he will be missed, I'm sorry I haven't a clue will not be the same
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

    Dr Busker

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Indeed he will be missed, I'm sorry I haven't a clue will not be the same
    About 45 years ago my North London cub scout troops did a sponsored charity walk and a couple of minor celebrities came along and he walked with our group for about an hour - nice block.
    Shortly before The Albert closed I saw him propping up the bar. I was going to say 'hello' but thought better of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    R.I.P. Tim Brooke-Taylor.
    Agreed and I did pass him once in a central London street. I didn't know that he wrote the classic 4 Yorkshire Men sketch that everyone associates with Python but was in the "At Last The 1948 Show" which was one of my choices and was an ancestor of Monty Python. The radio ancestor was "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" which definitely featured John Cleese, Bill Oddie and him.

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    I don't recall anyone mentioning the Vicar Of Dibley or the Royle Family but I haven't studied it closely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Agreed and I did pass him once in a central London street. I didn't know that he wrote the classic 4 Yorkshire Men sketch that everyone associates with Python but was in the "At Last The 1948 Show" which was one of my choices and was an ancestor of Monty Python. The radio ancestor was "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" which definitely featured John Cleese, Bill Oddie and him.
    You missed "Do Not Adjust Your Set", allegedly a kids programme but another direct ancestor of Monty Python (Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones).

    It also starred David Jason, who possibly could have become a Python, Neil Innes (Rutland Weekend Television with Eric Idle) and the rest of the Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band including the very weird Viv Stanshall (the announcer on Tubular Bells). Most importantly I believe it was the brainchild of Denise Coffey the sadly now forgotten god-mother of that kind of comedy.

    Cleese of course was in TW3 in the famous class sketch with the Two Ronnies (before they were the Two Ronnies), not really a MP ancestor though.


    Someone's already done this on TV in a show called "Comedy Connections" or something similar.
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

    Dr Busker

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    This will be a long list, I do love my comedy:

    Peep Show
    IT Crowd
    Pub Landlord
    Father Ted
    Royle Family
    Black Books
    Young Ones
    Men Behaving Badly
    Little Britain
    Come Fly With Me
    Gimme Gimme Gimme
    I'm Alan Partridge
    One Foot In The Grave
    The Goodies
    Ever Decreasing Circles
    Dad's Army
    Steptoe & Son
    Harry Enfield & Chums
    Blackadder (The Drunken Roar episode is a particular favourite)
    Dinner Ladies
    The Office
    Vic & Bob's Big Night Out
    Fawlty Towers
    Hi-De-Hi
    Frasier
    Two And A Half Men
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I don't recall anyone mentioning the Vicar Of Dibley or the Royle Family but I haven't studied it closely!
    Mrs Ale is a huge fan of Vicar of Dibley
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
    Brendan Behan

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    Just remembered two more:

    Toast
    Count Arthur Strong

    Think I'll stop now...
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
    Brendan Behan

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