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Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle (1998)

A guide to Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle, the 1998 BBC One TV sketch show. The comic life and times of an unlikely politician, starring the many faces of Harry Enfield.

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... Norman Ormal / Geoffrey Hush / Douglas Weird / Terry Major-Ormal / Julian Bitchily / Alan Swagg / Dame Shirley Mess / Sir Marcus Catflapp / John Selwyn Swott / Edwina Slaggy / Tony Blair
... Felicity Ormal
Alice Wilson ... Normanna Ormal
Jimmy Gardner ... Old Man
... Tory Lady 1
Beccie Savidge ... Tory Lady 2
Laura MacAulay ... Tory Lady 3
Ben Elton ... Jack Student
... Panellist
... Herself
Alice Palmer ... Young Normanna
... Crap Actor Man 1
... Crap Actor Man 2
Eddie Osei ... Arab Sheikh
Donna Ewin ... Gaynor Slutt
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A guide to Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle, the 1998 BBC One TV sketch show. The comic life and times of an unlikely politician, starring the many faces of Harry Enfield.

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1 November 1998 (UK)  »

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Normal Ormal, oikein poliittinen kilpikonna  »

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Vote for Harry
7 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

`Norman Ormal ... ` is a broad satire on British politics during the years of the Thatcher Conservative government of the nineteen eighties. English comedian Harry Enfield in a series of deliberately bad wigs impersonates many cabinet ministers of the time. One well-known female politician (and author) is renamed Edwina Slagg - perceptive in the light of recent major revelations! This hour-long spoof documentary is basically a showcase for Enfield's cleverness and I found it very funny.

A knowledge of recent British political events would be most helpful but lines like `Loyalty has always been my greatest weakness' should strike a chord in any parliamentary democracy.


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