This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "... See full summary »
Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »
Forerunner to the long running comedy "The Goodies", this was a sketch-based show with a surreal edge. Two series were made, in colour, for BBC2 (the only British network to run colour ... See full summary »
The list of writers who supplied material for this series should give you an instant idea as to how brilliant this overlooked gem was. Apart from Feldman himself there was the Monty Python team and a handful of other now legendary comics. The result was one of the funniest TV shows in history. Marty Feldman was the perfect looking ringmaster for the distinctively no-holds-barred and aggresively zany humour. Each show was a stream of great sketches that didn't show the slightest weakness. It is a pitty that few shows were made, but also a blessing that they were made at all. Marty Feldman went onto international superstardom in the USA with a further, though slightly inferior, TV series and a load of smash hit movies. But this series is Marty Feldman at his performing, writing peak.
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