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‘The Ribald Tales of Canterbury / Tasty’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

21 February 2015 9:43 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Ribald Tales Of Canterbury

(dir: Bud Lee, 1985)

We’ve all been there at some point. A long journey with nothing to do. All of a sudden, someone comes up with the idea of sharing stories and laughs to help pass the time. Yeah, maybe not everyone has been there, but I had to set the scene somehow right? The first film on this double feature release from Vinegar Syndrome follows the journey of a group of noblemen and women headed by the Hostess Hyapatia Lee (Let’s Get Physical) en route to Canterbury. She proposes a wager with her fellow travellers. Each places the grand sum of 20 pence in to a small pouch and whoever can recall the best erotic tale on their journey wins all. It’s certainly a novel way to pass the time! The stories range from a humble knight having a surprising (in the best »

- Mondo Squallido

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Letter: Bridget Turner’s role in Get Lost!

6 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Related: Bridget Turner obituary

I’d like to add to Michael Coveney’s recollections of Bridget Turner. She gave a fine performance as a radical English teacher, Judy Threadgold, opposite Alun Armstrong’s woodwork teacher in Alan Plater’s Get Lost! This was an ITV series in four parts, shown in 1981. When Armstrong proved to be unavailable for a sequel, Plater took its theme of people going missing as the basis for The Beiderbecke Affair, the first of three series with a different cast.

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- Stephen Herring

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