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Seasons:
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Release Date:
30 May 2003 (Finland) See more »
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Cast

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Stephen Fry ... Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)

Hugh Laurie ... Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
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Series Directed by
Roger Ordish (13 episodes, 1987-1990)
Bob Spiers (7 episodes, 1995)
Kevin Bishop (6 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen Fry (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
Hugh Laurie (26 episodes, 1987-1995)

Series Produced by
Roger Ordish .... producer (13 episodes, 1987-1990)
Nick Symons .... producer (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Janice Thomas .... assistant producer (7 episodes, 1995)
Kevin Bishop .... producer (6 episodes, 1992)
Jon Plowman .... producer (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Hugh Laurie (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Booth (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Lee Eynon (7 episodes, 1995)
Damian Raistrick (6 episodes, 1990)
Vic Vine (6 episodes, 1990)
Mark Lawrence (6 episodes, 1992)
Rob Poole (4 episodes, 1995)
Colin Jones (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Production Design by
Victor Meredith (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Grenville Horner (7 episodes, 1995)
Steve Keogh (6 episodes, 1992)
Steve Sharratt (6 episodes, 1992)
Paul Munting (5 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Burns (7 episodes, 1995)
Jan Hughes (6 episodes, 1989)
Richard Croft (6 episodes, 1990)
Lyn Avery (6 episodes, 1992)
Anna Stubley (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jayne Buxton .... hair designer / makeup designer (7 episodes, 1995)
Martha Livesley .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1990)
Benita Barrell .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1992)
Judith Morgan .... makeup designer (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Babara Jones .... production manager (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gareth Carrivick .... production manager (7 episodes, 1995)
John L. Spencer .... production manager (4 episodes, 1992)
Richard Valentine .... production manager (3 episodes, 1992)
Terry Pettigrew .... production manager (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Art Department
Bernard Heyes .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1992-1995)
Bob Warans .... production buyer (7 episodes, 1995)
Liz Jones .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1989)
Paul Richmond .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1989)
Chris Ferriday .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1990)
Andrew Smee .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1990)
Amanda George .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1992)
Oliver Elmes .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Stuart Moser .... film sound (7 episodes, 1995)
Laurie Taylor .... sound supervisor (7 episodes, 1995)
Keith Gunn .... sound (6 episodes, 1989)
Tony Revell .... sound (6 episodes, 1990)
Jem Whippey .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1992)
Michael Spencer .... film recordist (5 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andy McVean .... visual effects (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Stunts
Steve Dent .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Goss .... camera supervisor (12 episodes, 1987-1990)
John Vincent .... camera supervisor (11 episodes, 1989-1995)
Graham Rimmington .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1987-1995)
Robert Pascal .... film camera (7 episodes, 1995)
Duncan Brown .... lighting (6 episodes, 1989)
Alan Horne .... lighting (6 episodes, 1990)
John Daly .... film camera (6 episodes, 1992)
Chris Kempton .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1992)
Chris Miller .... camera supervisor (5 episodes, 1992)
William Dudman .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1990)
David Whitaker .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1992)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1995)
Kathryn Randall .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
Simon Brint .... musical director / composer: incidental music (9 episodes, 1992-1995)
Philip Pope .... composer: theme music / musical director (8 episodes, 1990-1992)
Harry Stoneham .... composer: title music (6 episodes, 1989)
Camille Saint-Saëns .... composer: theme music: closing theme (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Jon Canter .... script editor (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
John Latus .... resource coordinator (7 episodes, 1995)
Rebecca Martin .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1995)
Michael Towner .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1995)
Trudy Waldron .... production secretary (7 episodes, 1995)
Sally Bates .... production team (6 episodes, 1989)
Bill Cole .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1989)
Lydia Setton .... production team (6 episodes, 1989)
Julia Hancock .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990)
Ray Hider .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1990)
Terry Pettigrew .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1990)
Simon Foster .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1992)
Mike Spencer .... film recordist (6 episodes, 1992)
Valerie Wilson .... production assistant / script supervisor (6 episodes, 1992)
Lance Wood .... resource coordinator (6 episodes, 1992)
Nicky Hinkley .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1990)
Melanie O'Toole .... design assistant (2 episodes, 1990)
Richard Laxton .... assistant floor manager (2 episodes, 1992)
 

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UK:30 min (26 episodes)
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Australia:M | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:PG

Did You Know?

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Stephen:You have a daughter, I believe?
Hugh:Yeah. Yeah, Henrietta.
Stephen:Did he, did he? I'm sorry to hear that.
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, including extras, 3 January 2007
Author: smegma23 (gordon_geise@hotmail.com) from Washington, D.C.

Having never seen ABOFAL on TV, I've now watched all of Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. To be fair, one should note that not every sketch delights--some are perhaps a shade too random and give us little to hang on to or identify with; but when Fry gets going on his "overly-florid-speech" character, with Laurie as the increasingly put-out straight man, we're in LOL territory. A particular highlight of Season 2 is the extended sketch in which an effete, reticent Laurie is charged by Fry's menacing spy/terrorist with planting a bomb in a local restaurant--then this scenario plays out alongside two or three other situations in the restaurant--each one terrific--with Fry and Laurie playing multiple characters.

In addition to the six episodes of Season 2m the DVD includes a 45ish-minute "Cambridge University Footlights Revue" that, while inconsistent in tone and quality, shows off Fry and Laurie and some of their contemporaries (including Emma Thompson) at college-age, looking freshly scrubbed and adorable. Fry, in particular, had yet to gain his extra poundage--his slender face is beautiful and he is a veritable panther in terms of physical grace. He, solo, also has the best piece in the "Revue," a recitation called "The Letter" that recounts, with raucously funny wordplay, his Harkerian visit to Transylvania to respond to the legal needs of one Count Dracula. ("The journey through Eastern Europe had passed pleasantly enough. I'd picked up a little German on a previous visit, and he and I had met up again at Ragensberg. Now, night was just falling as I knocked on the mighty oaken door, and heard the answering echoes ring through the castle. After what seemed a cliché, iron bolts were drawn back..." "I tried to question Travolta as to the nature of the Count's business as I dressed for dinner, but he made the sign of the cross and said nothing. I asked him why there were no mirrors in the castle, but this time he made the sign of the very cross indeed, and spat." "The wind whistled all through the night, and other Welsh hymns. I arose early, made my toilet, sat on it, and then came down to breakfast.")

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