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Blott on the Landscape 

Bawdy adaption of Tom Sharpe's comic tale. A landowning MP attempts to have a motorway built through the grounds of his wife's ancestral home.




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Series cast summary:
David Suchet ...  Blott 6 episodes, 1985
Geraldine James ...  Lady Maud Lynchwood / ... 6 episodes, 1985
George Cole ...  Sir Giles Lynchwood / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Julia McKenzie ...  Mrs Forthby 6 episodes, 1985
Paul Brooke ...  Hoskins 6 episodes, 1985
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ...  Miss Percival 1 6 episodes, 1985
Sylvia Barter Sylvia Barter ...  Miss Percival 2 6 episodes, 1985
John Rapley John Rapley ...  Colonel Chapman 6 episodes, 1985
Nicholas Selby ...  General Burnett 6 episodes, 1985
Georgine Anderson ...  Mrs Bullett Finch / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Frank Jakeman ...  Construction Worker #1 6 episodes, 1985
Simon Cadell Simon Cadell ...  Dundridge 5 episodes, 1985
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  Ganglion 5 episodes, 1985
Geoffrey Chater ...  Minister 5 episodes, 1985
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ...  Densher 5 episodes, 1985
Patrick Godfrey ...  Mr Bullett Finch / ... 5 episodes, 1985
Sarah Porter Sarah Porter ...  Bessie Williams 5 episodes, 1985
Mary Healey ...  Mrs Wynn / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Jolyon McDowell Jolyon McDowell ...  TV Reporter 4 episodes, 1985
John Welsh ...  Lord Leakham 4 episodes, 1985
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ...  Hefty 3 episodes, 1985
Esmond Knight ...  Sir Francis Puckerington 3 episodes, 1985
John Junkin ...  Waiter 3 episodes, 1985
Clare Grogan ...  Hotel receptionist / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ...  Freda 2 episodes, 1985
Eve Schickle Eve Schickle ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1985
Melanie Hughes Melanie Hughes ...  Mary 2 episodes, 1985
Alan Parks Alan Parks ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1985


Sir Giles Lynchwood has nearly got everything, he's rich, he's powerful (he's a Conservative MP) but two things annoy him. Firstly it's his house. It's a rotting manor house. And the second thing is his wife, Lady Maud Lynchwood. Strong-willed Maud wants to have kids with Giles (to carry on the family line) but Giles wouldn't have sex with Maud if she was the last woman on Earth. He also cheats on Maud with Mrs Forthby. Giles thinks up a plan to get rid of the house. He convinces the Government to build the extension of a motorway (highway) through the grounds and through the house itself. Maud finds out about this and is determined to stay in her house. She dreams of divorcing Giles and with the aid of her foreign handyman, Blott (who has a mysterious past but owes Maud's father a big debt) sets out to stop the motorway and tries to turn the manor into a safari zoo. But Giles and Dundridge, the motorway controller, have other ideas... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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6 February 1985 (UK) See more »

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Riotous Fun
23 January 2019 | by ygwerin1See all my reviews

I haven't read any of Tom Sharpe's novels, let alone the one that this series is based on. So I have no idea how close this series comes to capturing the spirit of the book. I enjoyed the show so much that I must read the book.

It is a riotous roller-coaster ride from the start, with a brilliant ensemble cast of eccentric characters. Each played to perfection by a veritable whose who of British acting talent, all of them playing their comedy socks off. I loved every over the top minute of it, the action comes thick and fast along with bust a gut laughs, at the ridiculously outlandish scenarios involving the competing protagonists. It is such a long time since I saw this show on the box that l'm writing this from memory, but it makes me want to get it on DVD and revisit the glorious experience. I can not recommend this fantastic show enough, I have no intention of spoiling anyone's enjoyment of it, by giving any of the details away. Just to hopefully whet the appetite, for those with a sense of the absurd.

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