The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »
Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »
Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »
Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »
Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »
George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
Common As Muck was a comedy show about a group of binmen. Hey, at least it was original. It could have been about cops or doctors but no, instead we got binmen.
Edward Woodward was in the show along with other famous faces such as Tim Healy. I had watched a lot of Edward Woodward shows such as Callan and The Equalizer and at first, I had a hard time watching Woodward play a binman but I got used to it.
Surprisingly, the show was very good and has often been compared to an earlier series, The Boys From The Black Stuff. I didn't enjoy the second series as much as the first series but it wasn't too bad.
Common As Muck didn't last long. And that is the way things should be. I see a lot of American comedies running for years and clocking up over 100 episodes and they just get worse and worse. A good comedy knows when to quit before things get stale.
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