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Absurd Person Singular (1985)

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Credited cast:
John Baddeley ...
Dick Potter
Eva Jackson
Geoffrey Jackson
Nicky Henson ...
Sidney Hopcroft
Lesley Joseph ...
Lottie Potter
Jane Hopcroft
Ronald Brewster-Wright
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Larry Blyden was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "Absurd Person Singular". See more »


In the third act, Maureen Lipman is seen in a succession of shots from one angle wearing a paper hat and from another angle not wearing a paper hat - also from one angle there is a streamer looped over her shoulder, and in the other... no streamer. See more »


Sidney Hopcroft: A bit like children, dogs.
Eva Jackson: What makes you say that?
Sidney Hopcroft: Need a bit of a firm hand now and again. Smack them if they're naughty.
Eva Jackson: You don't smack George, you negotiate terms.
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A delicious farce.
28 December 2013 | by (Portsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

Some programs you never tire in watching and this is one of those gems. Lucky to watch this when it was first broadcast and a year or two later it was repeated so managed to video it. Nearly every Christmas I make a point of watching this and always relish in its excellence. From the superb acting, delicious and witty scripts and the clever way it is shot in such tiny studio sets you can only but wonder why the BBC didn't show this as often on TV as they did; it is an absolute gem of a play. For me Prunella Scales is the star but all the actors interact so well together this is a delicate interplay of different personalities cleverly forged into a ballet of mirth. This program should really be released on DVD or repeated again for future generations. A stonker.

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