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Postby steve sheffield » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:05 am

Without one, the other would'nt have worked so I can't choose between Albert and Harold. That's like choosing my left arm over my right. They were both LEGENDS. Yes, there were great cameo roles by the Vicar, Frankie barrow, Harolds long lost brother Arthur, Leonard Rossitter, J.D.devlin etc., but I think these roles could have been played by anyone because Harry H. and Wilfred B. played Albert and Harold so very well.
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Postby bob » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:16 pm

I received a nice email from J.D. Devlin's grandson. I hope he will provide some more infor on him, including whether he really liked lumpy porridge !!!!
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Postby count orlok » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:54 pm

Picking between the two leads is almost impossible, it's like picking a favourite Likely Lad, they need each other.

Leonard Rossiter for me in the favourite guest actors, his appearances in the show were brilliant and the only one to actually upstage the two leads.
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Postby rose » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:37 pm

They both get me laughing, but I like Harold's responses the most, and the tricks he sometimes played on Albert. His laugh is rather contagious.
I liked "Mrs. Bucket" as the medium. That was my favourte guest appearence. "Is there anybody up there? Who wishes to speak to anybody down here?"
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Postby steve sheffield » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:40 pm

rose wrote:They both get me laughing, but I like Harold's responses the most, and the tricks he sometimes played on Albert. His laugh is rather contagious.
I liked "Mrs. Bucket" as the medium. That was my favourte guest appearence. "Is there anybody up there? Who wishes to speak to anybody down here?"


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Postby rose » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:45 pm

:lol:
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Postby bob » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:34 pm

Hi Rose

Welcome to the forum and for sending us your review.

At the moment your notification emails are bouncing back because you gave an erronious email address.

You can correct it in your profile if you like. We won't spam you. Honest.

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Postby rose » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:45 pm

Will try and fix that Bob. Thanks for the welcome! (no promises as I'm more of a breaker than a fixer :oops: )
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Postby juliluli » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:04 pm

rose wrote:Will try and fix that Bob. Thanks for the welcome! (no promises as I'm more of a breaker than a fixer :oops: )

what like Albert? :lol:
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Postby rose » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:12 pm

Unlike Albert, I came clean! And don't pretend to have been robbed, by men with tights over their heads :P
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Postby Karl » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:15 am

Albert is my favorite,the original "Dirty ole man",i thought the character was brilliant in "A star is born" :lol:
"Come and get it" :D :D :D
in "come dancing" the milkman was funny as he showed Harold some new steps............... :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bombay Shytehawk » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:22 am

Harold all the way. Poor bastard.
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Postby Karl » Mon May 10, 2010 8:03 pm

steve sheffield wrote:
rose wrote:They both get me laughing, but I like Harold's responses the most, and the tricks he sometimes played on Albert. His laugh is rather contagious.
I liked "Mrs. Bucket" as the medium. That was my favourte guest appearence. "Is there anybody up there? Who wishes to speak to anybody down here?"


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Postby PhilGlass » Tue May 11, 2010 11:47 am

There are just so many. Galton and Simpson were so great at characterisation, they made their characters so real, yet also sometimes so absurd, but not out of the spectrum of reality.

The Vicar is always a pleasure to watch and the bristols-obsessed psychiatrist.

One of my favourite 'characters' is Harold's Mum. Although we never see her we can piece together what she was like and Harold has this holier-than-thou image when she was clearly a 'woman of the world'.

There isn't a character I don't like, or who I think is unrealistic in the circumstances. After all, we all have a potty Aunt Ada don't we??
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Postby steve sheffield » Wed May 12, 2010 6:34 pm

After all, we all have a potty Aunt Ada don't we??

You had a fine bleedin war dint ya! haha. :lol:
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