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The Galton & Simpson Playhouse 

A series of seven individual sitcom pilots from writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
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1977  
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Series cast summary:
John Bird ...
 The Man 1 episode, 1977
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 Charles 1 episode, 1977
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 Richard Burton 1 episode, 1977
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 Henry Duckworth 1 episode, 1977
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 Albert Cakebread 1 episode, 1977
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Fanny Carby ...
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 The Woman 1 episode, 1977
Gerald Flood
Patricia Hayes ...
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Henry McGee ...
 Roger Gresham 1 episode, 1977
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 Ethel Duckworth 1 episode, 1977
Norman Chappell ...
 The Other Man 1 episode, 1977
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 Bronzed Man 1 episode, 1977
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 Heinz Steiner 1 episode, 1977
Robin Hunter ...
Gillian Raine ...
Jan Waters ...
 Linda Fairlane 1 episode, 1977
Lockwood West ...
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 Graham the Barman 1 episode, 1977
Ed Devereaux ...
Robert Dorning
Frank Gatliff ...
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 Nervous English passenger 1 episode, 1977
Susan Baker ...
 Flirtacious Secretary 1 episode, 1977
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Maria Charles ...
 Phyllis 1 episode, 1977
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 Ticket clerk 1 episode, 1977
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Robin Parkinson
John Clive ...
 Man in Phonebox 1 episode, 1977
John Harvey ...
André Maranne ...
 Car attendant 1 episode, 1977
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 Irate Neighbour 1 episode, 1977
Kim Smith ...
Edwin Brown
Peggy Ann Clifford ...
 Irate Neighbour's Wife 1 episode, 1977
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 French Passenger 1 episode, 1977
Pauline Peart ...
 Pauline 1 episode, 1977
David Rowlands ...
 Conservative 1 episode, 1977
Sally Watkins ...
 Daughter 1 episode, 1977
Claire Faulconbridge ...
 Conservative 1 episode, 1977
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 Party Guest 1 episode, 1977
Harry Tardios ...
 Italian Passenger 1 episode, 1977
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 Ticket Clerk 1 episode, 1977
Edward Kemp
Penny Meredith ...
 Party Guest 1 episode, 1977
Geoffrey Davion ...
 Party Guest 1 episode, 1977
Alan Freeman ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1977
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 Frau Steiner 1 episode, 1977
Lois Hantz ...
 Party Guest 1 episode, 1977
David Goodland ...
 Party Guest 1 episode, 1977
Nicola Rowley ...
 Party Guest 1 episode, 1977
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A series of seven individual sitcom pilots from writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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17 February 1977 (UK)  »

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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996) See more »

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Masterclass
19 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

After re watching this a few days ago, ( I found a copy of the DVD on the internet) I sat and watched in the hope that something other than modern day so -called comedy would be hanging around in hibernation. I was not disappointed. The writers clearly have certain actors in mind as we see the script wrings out every bit of talent out of the stars.Household names like Len Rossiter, Richard Briers, the incredible Arthur Lowe,Roy Barraclough...the list goes on.Incredible comic performances and character structure makes this as fresh today as they were over 35 years ago. Each and every one of theses shows could have been made into a long running t.v series that would have been a million times better than todays rubbish. (A few to mention..The In-Betweeners..My Family...Out -Numbered..the list of shame goes on...)Modern day writers should be strapped into a chair with blinkers on and be sat in front of these episodes and MADE to look,listen and learn.Arthur Lowe could have taken his role and made it bigger than Dad's Army and Len Rossiters character Jim could have given at least 6 series ( I think Rigsby was Based on Jims character and made slightly less arrogant and toned down for the larger audience). Richard Briers is amazing as the frustrated husband and we see many big stars on their way up in cameos. Pushing the boat out I would say that maybe as far as British Comedy is concerned this is among the best of the best proudly sitting alongside such marvels as Steptoe, The 2 Ronnies. Morecambe and Wise,Rab Nesbitt,Dear John( Look it up),Dads Army,Nearest and Dearest,Love thy Neighbour....Classic real life pathos and genuine characters push this way up the list. It doesn't get better than this .


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