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Like its predeccessor, the popular BBC sitcom 'Me Mammy', the short British anthology series 'Tales from the Lazy Acre' was written by Irish dramatist Hugh Leonard, and starred co-starred Milo O'Shea and David Kelly (who acted as the Narrator, known only as "Dead Man"). The series consisted of seven half-hour comedy playlets, each based on a different Irish myth or urban legend. The first episode, telecast over BBC1 on 10 April 1972, was "The Pick-Pocketer." This was followed by "Judgment Day," "Stone Cold Sober," "The Bitter Pill," "The Last Great Pint-Drinking Tournament," and "The Culchie". Like 'Me Mammy', all seven episodes . Tales From the Lazy Acre ended its run on May 22, 1972 with "The Travelling Woman," a Hibernian spin on the old "Vanishing Hitchhiker" legend. (Hal Erickson, Rovi) The series is not currently available on DVD and due to the BBC's former policy of "recycling" tapes of old shows, which was in force in that period, it's likely that it was subsequently erased (although it is possible that copies may survive in the archives of other broadcasters who bought the series from the BBC).
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