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George & Mildred

Postby Sven Donkers » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:59 pm

I was sitting down with a nice glass of wine last night and was taken down memory lane by a fantastic episode of george & mildred!!!...I have become addicted and went out today and bought several million hours worth on DVD! (thats what wine does to you!)

I did however descover that Yootha Joyce (Mildred) was another tortured comedy actor and eventually drank herself to death :cry:

What is it that makes all these comedy legends do this to themselves????

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Postby Rian » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:29 am

ive seen the "george & mildred" dvds on HMV,would anyone recommend me buying a series,or are they not as good.
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Postby thatsthatthen » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:59 am

Rian

Move away from the George and Mildred section in HMV
Don't buy the bad comedies!
Why not just download them?

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Rian....You Must Have The DVD'S!!!!!!!!!

Postby Sven Donkers » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:15 pm

If you enjoy light hearted 70's comedy, i would recommend buying as many George & Mildred dvd's as you can get your hands on! :D
It's not clever or complicated comedy...it's just good family entertainment. Almost like a breath of fresh air!
And for a sooper dooper treat, try watching the pre G&M comedy "Man about the house"...it's fab xxx :D
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Postby Rian » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:02 am

i just wanna start watching a really good comedy where i can start collecting for
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Postby charlie » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:31 pm

Hi guys, and remember Yootha was in Steptoe...!
Most 70's comedy's were and still are very funny,what about Bless this house....Love thy neighbour...Robins Nest...?etc...etc
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What about the carry on movies Rian?

Postby Sven Donkers » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:00 am

Have you watched the carry on films Rian?
They are a great example of good british comedy (in my oppinion)
and some of the actors have been in thier own spin off series
e.g: Terry Scott & June Whitfield (Terry & June)
Sid James (Bless this House)
Hattie Jaques (Sykes)
Kenneth connor (Alllo Allo)

there are so many classic treasures out there and most of them can be found easily on DVD. :D
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Postby bob » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:59 pm

OOHHH Sykes

I used to love that one, especially the one where Eric is playing with his toy's in the bath.

I have never seen a boxed set or DVD relaease
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Postby Archie » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:28 pm

I have the first series of Geotge and Mildred on DVD. the movie was awful though :twisted:

Man About The House was a great series as well - as a boy I was secretly in love with' Jo' played by the lovely Sally Thomsett :oops:

I bought a video of Sykes in a charity shop and it has the episode where Eric gets his toe stuck in the bath :)
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Postby thatsthatthen » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:44 pm

Sykes was fabulous.

A few years ago I got a box set of the complete 1972 series and was amazed at the surreal quality to Sykes' writing.
The BBC was also good enough to show some of the "Sykes and a ..." series a couple of years ago too. Wonderful.

It's funny that everyone remembers the bath episode so well. I do too. It must be the one that gets repeated the most.

You really want to read his autobiography. It is the most uplifting read. He is just so positive and ego-free. Everything he did he claims came so easily to him.
Sykes has been hard of hearing and partially sighted for most of his life, which makes his achievements even more praiseworthy.
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"Sykes in the bath..."

Postby Sven Donkers » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:41 pm

I purposely went out and bought a plastic spitfire and boat after seing that episode and have since had hours of fun playing U boat commander in the bath!!!!....(remember kids, War Is Wrong!) :shock:

I would recommend that everyone should try this out!
Just beware of the bath tap unless you have Hattie Jaques handy to rescue your toe!!! :lol:
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george and mildred

Postby adam.ely » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:45 pm

i have got some george and milderd on dvd and i think they are brilent to watch
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gorege and mildred

Postby adam.ely » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:52 pm

Rian wrote:ive seen the "george & mildred" dvds on HMV,would anyone recommend me buying a series,or are they not as good.
i would recomend you to buy then becuse i bought the fist seris from hmv and i thought it was great
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Postby THE VICAR » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:55 pm

" i the vicar was in gerorge and mildred as a socal worker as mildred wanted to adopt a baby but sadly didnt a good britsh comdey nick. :D
not the vicar again hes had two bob of me this year already.
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Postby juliluli » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:43 pm

Rian if you want to build a good comedy collection 'one foot in the grave' is very funny, also Brian Murphy was in one hiarious episode
Thats not dust, its bleedin topsoil.
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