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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1983 (UK) See more »

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Альфреско See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Follows There's Nothing to Worry About! (1982) See more »

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Wonderfully funny- spot-on.
6 February 2009 | by sopqcSee all my reviews

I loved this when I saw it when it was first aired. I had then never heard of Emma Thompson Hugh Laurie or Stephen Fry. I now still think of them as Ezzer, Huzzer and Lord Stezzer. Alfresco sank without trace at the time (I seemed to remember it was aired mid-week and late) and I was therefore delighted to see it released on DVD. It is just as funny as I remember. I know some others do not like it, but comedy is such a personal thing. I am not easily pleased by comedy sketches. All I can say is I watched a couple of episodes randomly yesterday with my husband and teenage daughter and we all literally cried with laughter. All the principals (also Robbie Coltrane, Ben Elton-who did most of the writing- and Siobhan Redmond) were excellent, but Emma Thompson's ability to take on a character is up there with Peter Sellers. Brilliant!


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