Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but occasionally only the one. Barker was excellent at fast talking and complicated dialog. Each week Corbett would tell a short joke and in doing so he'd digress and tell a dozen or more unrelated jokes on his way to the main punch line. Each series contained a mini comedy series as well as characters that'd return weekly. Also on the bill would be a musical piece from a well known singer/group. Written by
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provided the voice of the Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. See more
...in this wretched, dreadful old husk of a town - absolutely nowhere near Watford - I must make that clear, I wouldn't want people ringing in complaining. No, no, it's true... some of them are on the telephone now.
Referenced in Comedy Connections: Sorry!