Guy Pringle (Sir Kenneth Branagh) and his new wife, Harriet (Dame Emma Thompson), are members of the English community in Bucharest, Romania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins... See full summary »
A love triangle develops between smart disaffected working-class husband Jimmy Porter (Sir Kenneth Branagh), his reserved upper-middle-class wife Alison (Dame Emma Thompson) and her arrogant best friend Helena Charles (Siobhan Redmond).
Marie Bonnar (Dame Emma Thompson) is an insecure housewife whose husband, Joe (Adrian Dunbar), is having an affair. The two of them take a vacation to rural Scotland, but by sheer bad luck,... See full summary »
A nasty comedian's assistant has allergy induced sneezes, giving problems at work, et cetera. He accepts weekly injections after seeing the cute nurse. After a dozen injections, he finally asks her out.
A poor young woman selling flowers on the street in London happens across a man that's an expert in language. The gentleman makes a bet with his colleague that he can take that young woman ... See full summary »
Not unlike Monty Python and Benny Hill, this short-lived, fast-paced sketch comedy show, a co-production between U.S.' Cinemax and U.K.'s Channel 4, featured numerous, mostly unrelated sketches performed by a mixed U.K. and U.S. cast.
In original a corporate training film, "Managing problem people" brings its subject with humor as it introduces us to Rulebound Reggie, Big-Mouth Billy, Moaning Minnie, Wimpy Wendy, Lazy Linda, and Silent Sam.
Short-lived sketch show which is notable today for early appearances by Ben Elton, Dame Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, and Hugh Laurie. Originally broadcast only in the Granada television area... See full summary »
Interesting how different viewers can have a completely different take on the same show. My friends and I watched this in the early 90's, when it was broadcast in California. It was our first introduction to Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton, and the rest of the gang, and we thought it was hilarious! There's one skit I remember very clearly that had us rolling on the floor with laughter. We've been waiting for years for the tapes to become available here, alas, no luck so far. The show was written by Emma Thompson herself, who, as we all know, is not just brilliant, but very funny. She's not a bad tap-dancer either, as she proves in the titles. Absolutely recommend it to all Emma-Fans.
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