Let the Blood Run Free (TV Series 1990–1992) Poster

(1990–1992)

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If you like "Bottom", you'll love this!
mito-311 April 1999
A brilliant example of meta-fiction, with many a wink to the camera...and loads of gore (hilariously fake). This spoof of hospital soaps was a joy to catch VERY late at night on TV. The production itself looks like a high school film class put it together...but that's only the start of the fun!
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9/10
It was brilliant!
HuggyBear14 March 2003
I loved this. Watched it every Friday night, coming in late from the pub, 12.30am Channel 4. Great characters, great lines.

"Do you like my period costume?"

"You mean you wear that every month?"

See what I mean? The best comedy to come out of Australia. I loved some of the scenes where they asked "Who wrote this?" and would look around for an answer, or we saw the live audience, or the microphone donked someone on the head!

If you ever see it, you'll love it!
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Great first time around
Raybear13 September 2001
Although a while since watching this series I thought it might be worth while to note that the show was often made the week it was broadcast. At the end of every episode, a phone poll would be made in regards to the cliffhanger (Would Matron Dorothy Conniving-Bitch survive the fall from the building?)

This series was never meant to be taken seriously (obviously) but showed a great deal of fun by the creators. I only wonder how people seeing it in repeats would take it. Half the fun was the vote in polls.
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9/10
A joy to finally watch this in its entirety
Billius4424 February 2013
Matron: "Happy, happy, joy, joy.... Oooohhh, my beloved Administrator's office"

If you like pantomime ("Oh yes we do!!" "Oh no we don't!!"), comedy improv, student review theatre, or - as a previous reviewer astutely pointed out - Bottom (or the Young Ones), Let the Blood Run Free is well worth your time to track down.

Every minute is packed with gags: slapstick, gore, visual gags, crap puns, and some joyous Australian slang. "You dribbling warpo!!"

Now that S02 has been released on DVD, I have finally managed to purchase and watch all 26 episodes in the order in which they were made.

Back in the mid-90s, Channel 4 in the UK used to broadcast this show to the post-pub crowd in the wee small hours of Friday and Saturday nights. They also used to constantly dick about with the times, making it very difficult to watch this show on a regular basis. As a result, I always assumed I'd missed an episode or two when I used to catch it and the plot seemed to have veered off in bizarre tangents.

Thanks to the miracle of DVDs, I now understand that this was entirely intentional on the part of the scriptwriters. Sorry, Channel 4.
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10/10
Just found My favourite Show Ever, Could never Watch it properly in Uk
algyhawksnest2 November 2014
Cannot Review Fully as ,I am Still in The Process Of sorting the episodes Out, But Sadly It Seems I am coming Near to Episode 26 ,It is like a drug,Totally Addictive, Superbly Overacted, The scripts and Actors All deserve Oscars, A little Bit disturbing That this is so appealing to My sense of Humour It Beats My Previous Favourites ,IE the works of "Thorne Smith" These, Stories went to the Big Screen As did Mel Brookes,Spoofs "Let the Blood Run Free" beats them All,Matron Gladys Conniving Bitch So gorgeous( I am Madly in Love with Her) What a Woman, All the other Females Are very desirable For Various reasons, And the Male actors Characters Remind me of my Behaviour As a Young Man,( Again Pretty Worrying Come to Think of It!!?) ,To conclude , I love Australia, I should Have Emigrated To Gods own Country When Invited, At75 years old A bit late Now !!?
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