On the death of their father Joshua, siblings Eli and Nellie Pledge inherit the family business, Pledge's Purer Pickles, at Colne, Lancashire, in the north of England. Their faithful ... See full summary »
On their father's death, Eli and Nellie Pledge inherit a pickle factory in Colne, in the north of England. The warring siblings struggle to keep the decrepit "Pledge's Purer Pickles" afloat... See full summary »
This series follows the misadventures of Joan Warner, a top business executive as she battles the sexual politics of big business and the general ineptness of her staff. She is aided in her... See full summary »
In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
I have just bought the DVD of the first series, a programme I haven't seen since it first aired in 1974 when I was 11! So many of Hylda Baker's catchphrases have stuck with me 'Don't be ricidodolous' 'I can say that without fear of contraception'etc.
It seemed so racy when I watched it with my mum and dad back in 1974,at the age of 11, although of course by todays standards it is quaint more than rude! The main thing is, the programme is still funny, and I have found myself laughing out loud, something I don't do with much of todays so called comedy.
I suppose too many people would find some of the characterisation of the pubs customers offensive, but more fool them for taking life to seriously, after all people are funny!! Recommended for anyone with an open mind and a love of true comedy.
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