George and Betty, a middle-class English couple, have just moved into a big Edwardian house in London and are throwing a party to celebrate. Unfortunately, after ten days none of their ...
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George and Betty, a middle-class English couple, have just moved into a big Edwardian house in London and are throwing a party to celebrate. Unfortunately, after ten days none of their furniture has arrived, having been sent to Carlisle by mistake, three of the four toilets don't work and cracks are starting to appear in the ceiling. However, nothing can dent their determination to have a good time. Written by
Peter Brynmor Roberts
i remember seeing this when it went out on itv one saturday night to a much bemused and sceptical reception from the critics and public alike. there didn't seem to be a story to it at all from what i could recollect; a load of toffs gather for a party and that was about the size of it. the late jill bennett played this classy middle aged bit of crumpet who has her toe sucked underneath a dinner table by the butler whose also an out of work actor played by frank grimes. later on, she meets him again in another room in the house where an elderly woman is watching a telly whilst they both embrace, fall on to floor and make passionate love. i don't know what alan bennett was on at the time.
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