Due to the fuel economy crisis in the country, Grace Brothers has turned off the heating for the day. But, as Mrs. Slocombe says, "It's like an igloo in 'ere!" Management has ordered no ... See full summary »

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Arthur Brough ...
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Helen Lambert ...
Gladys
Robert Mill ...
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Carolyn Hudson ...
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Due to the fuel economy crisis in the country, Grace Brothers has turned off the heating for the day. But, as Mrs. Slocombe says, "It's like an igloo in 'ere!" Management has ordered no heating devices behind the counter, but the staff can't bear it and sneak in items to keep their circulation going. However, if Captain Peacock finds out, it could lead to a chilly meeting in Mr. Rumbold's office. Written by Nadia Nassar

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21 March 1974 (UK)  »

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This episode was inspired by the real life miners' strike during the winter of 1974, which led to power cuts, a 3-day work week, and eventually to a new government. See more »

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Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold: Oh, good morning, ladies.
ElsieGladys: Morning.
Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold: How are we this morning?
Elsie: Me shammy's gone stiff.
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Cold Comfort delivers warm laughs
27 August 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ahead of the release of the new episode of the great comedy, I've spent a weekend watching as much of the show as I can, several episodes stand out, and Cold Comfort in particular, it is hilarious, these early episodes had such a quality to them, the scripts were tight, somehow less farcical, the performances just joyful. I think in the second series there had been a recognition of the quality of John Inman, and a realisation of the popularity of his character Mr Humphreys. I understood that series one focused primarily on Mr Lucas, I think you start to see a bit of a shift here.

When Mr Lucas appears in his skating gear, Mr Humphreys shouts out, oh look it's Sonya Heaney, just a hilarious line. it is full of genuinely funny one liners, I know it's a cliché, but they don't make 'em like this anymore.

I also love that it contains so much content as to what was going on in the country around the time, fuel reserves being low etc.

9/10


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