If I remember correctly there was an episode that began with Hyacinth waving him off as he left in a taxi. So we may have seen the back of his head from a distance and obscured. I love "hidden" characters on these shows.Did we ever see Sheridan?
None at all, really. It only survived one episode without her before being brought to a premature end, so at least good sense finally prevailed. But that was one episode too many and gave the series a really crappy ending.BTW, with "NOYN," what was the point with Baker injured and axed?
. He was a regular in the Doctor comedy series in the early 1970s. I was watching him in The Four Just Men with Vittorio De Sica, shot in 1959. He was in an episode of Strange Report with Anthony Quayle. He also turned up in Danger Man in the mid-1960s with Patrick McGoohan. In the Danger Man episode, Lelia Goldoni is involved in bumping off his dad. She later turned up treating Lilimae after she ran Chip down.My goodness: Cooke and Mortimer really like Richard O'Sullivan, don't they. Two roles in the series and a major role in the film version. And they also cast him in lead roles in their other series of the era (and just afterwards): Alcock and Gander; Man About The House and Robin's Nest. Throw in Dick Turpin and Me & My Girl and it's no wonder I remember him being a televisual omnipresence during my childhood.
Oh, William Roache makes an appearance in this look at BRASS:While I was aware of it, Brass passed me by when it first aired.
Maybe I could look into watching it. I have enjoyed the Corrie-esque style of Pardon The Expression and Nearest And Dearest, both of which shared production staff (and cast) with Corrie, so I have a feeling I'd enjoy it.
He was a regular in the Doctor comedy series in the early 1970s. I was watching him in The Four Just Men with Vittorio De Sica, shot in 1959. He was in an episode of Strange Report with Anthony Quayle. He also turned up in Danger Man
That's a whole lot of Dick.Richard O’Sullivan is here too!
Luckily I watched this before it got taken down. It's sold me on Brass. Next time Network have their 40% off thingy this is likely to be one of my treats.Oh, William Roache makes an appearance in this look at BRASS
Absolutely. It's beautifully written and feels very much like an ensemble rather than a star vehicle. Just last night I was thinking how balanced things feel between the two leads and how giving they are to each other and their co-stars.I'm sure the programmers think Judi Dench=ratings when they look at the premise, but the show has a lot more going for it than just star power.
That's frustrating. I suppose there's a general conception that sitcom episodes are interchangeable and lacking in continuity. And I imagine many shows were - or are - made with syndication in mind. But there's a definite flow to ATGB that probably makes watching it out of order less impactful.The only problem I have with my local affiliate is that they run the episodes out of order, so I never know what sort of B plot they'll be playing. I lose track of whether Alistair will be pursuing Judy or Sandy, or if they got past it and just made him annoyingly flirtatious with all three ladies.
No one who watches it with me can imagine Alistair would actually date women anyway.
Yes indeed. Lionel's penchant for custard tarts has just become prominent in the episodes I'm watching. Or at least I've just noticed it.I love how they use recurring habits/quirks/foibles to make the viewer feel drawn into their lives--like a "family joke" we're allowed to be part of. In an American sitcom, Lionel's affection for custard tarts would not last more than a single episode, yet we see it over and over in this show until it's like an old friend.
I can believe it. The episodes I watched tonight involved Lionel's pitch for his book to be made into a Hollywood mini-series with the requisite doctoring by the team threatening to turn it into something unrecognisable. But it was all done so charmingly.ey go even further into meta territory (thanks mainly to his book), but it doesn't feel as exploitative as the overly-obvious way American TV shows satirize show business.
The series seems to enjoy poking gentle fun at things without being insulting or mean-spirited.
To quote Judi herself from an episode I watched last night when Jean learnt that Stephen had apparently cheated on Penny with his dental assistant: "It's a bit like Sooty drinking large vodkas."By coincidence, I came across this footage that answers many questions about what Dame Judi is like off the set.