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Alfresco 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1983–1984)
This is an awesome comedy variety show with spoofs on 80's pop culture! Young amazing British Actors Stephen Fry, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie! Just brilliant!
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1984   1983  

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Robbie Coltrane ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Ben Elton Ben Elton ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Stephen Fry ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Hugh Laurie ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Siobhan Redmond ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Emma Thompson ...  Various Characters / ... 13 episodes, 1983-1984
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This is an awesome comedy variety show with spoofs on 80's pop culture! Young amazing British Actors Stephen Fry, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie! Just brilliant!

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Comedy

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UK

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English

Release Date:

1 May 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Альфреско See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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Color
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Too Many Irons In Different Fires
2 November 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

ALFRESCO was broadcast on Sunday evenings round at 10.30pm and featured early work from some of the top talent of British alternative comedy people like Ben Elton , Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie , not to mention later serious actors like Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane

ALFRESCO was and is at the very least a major disappointment . In 1983-84 the writers and actors had their irons in different fires like THE YOUNG ONES and several Channel 4 sketch shows and it's patently obvious that everyone involved in this sketch show had used their best jokes in other comedies .

Take this scene in a crowded bar : A woman isn't happy with the service in a bar and mutters under breath to the barman " Stupid old fart "

The barman is offended " Oi I'm not deaf you know "

The woman replies in all innocence " I never said you were deaf , I said you were a stupid old fart "

The bartender apologisies in an embarrassed tone " Oh sorry I thought you said I was deaf . I must get my hearing aid fixed "

If you can remember something on its only showing after 20 years it must have been either very good or very bad . I'm sure if anyone can remember it will agree that ALFRESCO wasn't very good


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