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    [QUOTE=oldboots;107687]and the rest of the Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band including the very weird Viv Stanshall (the announcer on Tubular Bells).

    I did see Viv Stanshall perform once in a guest appearance with Bob Kerrs Whoopee Band, a later offshoot of the Bonzos. He was certainly a man in his own zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Mrs Ale is a huge fan of Vicar of Dibley
    This pub was used for the external shots in VoD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    This pub was used for the external shots in VoD.
    Bramley Arms featured in Quadrophenia, Steptoe & Son, The Blue Lamp and The Lavender Hill Mob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    This will be a long list, I do love my comedy:

    One Foot In The Grave
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    One Foot in the Grave.
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    In no particular order:-

    One Foot In The Grave
    Apparently The Golden Lion featured externally and internally in the last-ever episode, with Paul Merton playing the pub landlord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Apparently The Golden Lion featured externally and internally in the last-ever episode, with Paul Merton playing the pub landlord.
    And Victor Meldrew was killed off in the same episode (sorry, *spoiler alert*), over the road from this pub in Hampshire - The Bridge Inn

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    Not sure it's been mentioned, but I really used to enjoy Who Dares Wins.

    Quite a few of the cast and writers have gone on to bigger things.

    Even went to see the live show twice. As an encore they split the audience into 3 groups and we all sang the F**kin' hell song.

    I often wondered what the people passing the Palace theatre at 10:30 p.m. on a Sunday made of that.

    Tony Robinson wandering around naked shouting "Who's nicked my clothes" was an ongoing gag in the stage show.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Da...ns_(TV_series)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    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.
    I liked Do not Adjust.Remember Denise Coffey as well. Sadly short lived series if I remember correctly. David Jason was in a lot of comedies without much success.He was in Lucky Fellar as Shorty Mepstead which I found funny.Then he got his big break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    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...
    I think that Tim Brooke-Taylor came very close to being a Python too.

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    Meet the Richardson's that's just been on Dave is the funniest thing I've seen for ages. Mockumentaries are funny but don't make you laugh like classic comedies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfczuluarmy View Post
    Meet the Richardson's that's just been on Dave is the funniest thing I've seen for ages. Mockumentaries are funny but don't make you laugh like classic comedies.
    Not only is he fortunate enough to live near Hebden Bridge, he has a pub "The Dog & Bastard" in his shed, (I won't mention Jake Thackeray although I am also a fan)
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

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