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Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Gillespie ...  Dudley Rush 31 episodes, 1980-1983
Stacy Dorning ...  Susan Rush 31 episodes, 1980-1983
Glyn Houston ...  Duncan Thomas 27 episodes, 1980-1983
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ...  Muriel Rush 25 episodes, 1980-1982
Sabina Franklyn ...  Jacqui Rush 18 episodes, 1981-1983
Jenny Quayle ...  Jacqui Rush 13 episodes, 1980
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Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic Bulldog" comic strip. Unhappy about having to spend what he considers valuable time working, he always procrastinates, which leads to him being late meeting the strip's deadlines. This frustrates his long-suffering agent, Duncan Thomas, who often falls victim to Dudley's practical jokes. Duncan frequently visits the Rush home; it's quite obvious that he's strongly attracted to Dudley's lovely wife Muriel, which drives Dudley to bouts of excessive jealousy. Dudley is also annoyed at the excessive number of Muriel's delicious cakes that Duncan delightedly tucks into when he visits. With Dudley, Muriel, and their attractive daughters Jackie and Susan, all being blessed with their own wonderfully weird, ready wit, life at the Rushes' is never dull. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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English

Release Date:

7 January 1980 (UK) See more »

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En familia See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Rehearsals for the show took place at Putney United Reform Church, London. See more »

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Remade as Niemand de deur uit (1992) See more »

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I'm still laughing while writing this.
4 July 2019 | by zakstarkysSee all my reviews

Forces TV here in the UK is brilliant for showing sitcoms that havnt been shown for many years. Robert Gillespie could give Groucho Marx a run for his money with his perfect diction and funny one liners. Bank manager: " I'd love to stick this in every orifice you have". Dudley: " I dont have an orifice I work from home. ". I really had forgotten how funny this series was. I remember laughing the first time around. I think I have forgotten how to laugh at all the usual comedy repeats around. This is a breath of fresh air and has not dated. Catch it if you can.


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