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My dear Henry, if dirty fingers were trumps, what a splendid hand you'd have.
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This was described as "The Last Great English Comedy" ,and I'd followed it through the initial ten minute monologue on the Bonzo's Album "Let's Make Up" through the John Peel broadcasts, to the album (still available on CD and well worth tracking down) , it's follow up "Sir Henry at NDidi's Kraal", I believe there was a book but I missed out on this.
Filmed in low quality sepia it's like watching something from an age gone by (which it now is), full of great characters (Sir Henry , Old Scrotum <the wrinkled retainer> , etc) and great one liners , "I don't know what I want , but I want it now!!".
It features a plethora of "English" actors, and was Trevor Howard's last film, and also has Gary Waldhorn (Vicar of Dibley).
Viv Stanshall was involved with the pre Monty Python "Do Not Adjust Your Set" and the film also features Denise Coffey from DNAYS.
Highly recommended, because you will not have seen anything like this, and won't see anything like it again. I't comedy captures an essential Englishness , almost like a skewed "Darling Buds of May", but if you're want to try something different this is it. Hopefully they'll scrunb it up, put it on DVD with some extra's like John Peel's excellent "Diamond Gezzer" feature on the late , lamented, genius that was Viv Stanshall
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