Ffizz (1987–1989)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 11 users  
Reviews: 1 user

British sitcom about what happens when hard-partying wine merchants Jack and Hugo lose all their money and are forced to work for a living.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 84 titles
created 01 Sep 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Ffizz" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ffizz (1987–1989)

Ffizz (1987–1989) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ffizz.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1989   1987  
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Felicity Montagu ...
 Griselda (12 episodes, 1987-1989)
Edit

Storyline

British sitcom about what happens when hard-partying wine merchants Jack and Hugo lose all their money and are forced to work for a living.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sitcom | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1987 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An under-appreciated gem
9 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a virtually impossible-to-find masterpiece, and is probably one of the two best things Richard Griffiths has done on television, the other being A Kind of Living. The entire cast is top-drawer, and the performances are hilarious. Jack and Hugo (Griffiths and Benjamin Whitrow) are the executive directors of Mowbray and Crofts, wine merchants to the gentry. Plainly they have acceded to these positions by inheritance. They have been insulated at every point from ever having to learn the business and are therefore as the title of the first episode suggests, lilies of the field. Theirs has been a life of privilege and parties, rubbing elbows with wealth and royalty. At the series opens the little black box that sits on the desk in their office and is usually filled with money is now inexplicably empty. They walk down the hall to office of the elderly man who has actually run the company for decades to find he has gone mad, and summarily dies in front of them. Now the lilies are about to come face to face with the world of toil, or at least their vague understanding of it. Thankfully, they have impressive assets in their stock, reputation and knowledge of wine. Money they're all out of. "The bank" brings them a proposition: either they accept a young financial hotshot (Alan) as their pilot through this rock-strewn strait, or give up the firm, sell off, and leave everything behind. They choose the former but never really commit to a life of work; this conflict drives most of the comedy. There's also an unlikely romance developing between Alan and their goddaughter Griselda, the dim-witted daughter of a Duke, which starts off as a parallel plot.

This is an impressive list of raw ingredients from which to create a delicious comedy, and writers Andrew Noriss and Richard Fegen put wonderful lines in the mouths of an extremely talented ensemble cast.

By the way, all of this happens in the first episode, so I don't believe I'm spoiling anything.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ffizz (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?