A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal.
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...  Narrator 9 episodes, 1972
...  Curé Ponosse 8 episodes, 1972
...  Justine Putet 8 episodes, 1972
Michael Golden ...  Lagouche 7 episodes, 1972
...  Ploquin 7 episodes, 1972
Richard Shaw ...  Eugene Fadet 7 episodes, 1972
John Turtle ...  Laroudel 7 episodes, 1972
...  Mayor Barthelemy Piechut 6 episodes, 1972
Kenneth Griffith ...  Ernest Tafardel 6 episodes, 1972
...  Adele Torbayon 6 episodes, 1972
...  Nicholas The Beadle 6 episodes, 1972
...  Francois Toumignon 6 episodes, 1972
Catherine Rouvel ...  Judith Toumignong 6 episodes, 1972
...  Hippolyte Foncimagne 6 episodes, 1972
...  Poipanel 6 episodes, 1972
Roland MacLeod ...  Machevoigne 6 episodes, 1972
...  Doctor Mouraille 6 episodes, 1972
...  Baroness Courtebiche 5 episodes, 1972
Georgina Moon ...  Rose Bivaque 5 episodes, 1972
...  Arthur Torbayon 5 episodes, 1972
Carolyn Moody ...  Madame Fadet 5 episodes, 1972
James Wardroper ...  Claudius Brodequin 4 episodes, 1972
...  Madame Fouache 4 episodes, 1972
Ian Gray ...  Oscar De St. Choul 4 episodes, 1972
Ruth Harrison ...  Madame Chavaigne 4 episodes, 1972
Mollie Maureen ...  Madame Lagousse 4 episodes, 1972
...  Madame Voujon 4 episodes, 1972
Miriam Raymond ...  Madame Nicholas 4 episodes, 1972
...  Blazot 4 episodes, 1972
...  Alexandre Bourdillat 3 episodes, 1972
...  Hortense Girodot 3 episodes, 1972
Wolfe Morris ...  Monsieur Girodot 3 episodes, 1972
...  Captain Tardinaux 3 episodes, 1972
Sheila Brennan ...  Babette Manapoux 3 episodes, 1972
Pamela Cundell ...  1st Washerwoman 3 episodes, 1972
Mandy Jenner ...  Estelle De St. Choul 3 episodes, 1972
Tom Kempinski ...  Lieutenant 3 episodes, 1972
Nita Lorraine ...  2nd Washerwoman 3 episodes, 1972
Elspeth MacNaughton ...  Madame Girodot 3 episodes, 1972
David Quilter ...  Bernard Samothrace 3 episodes, 1972
John Glyn-Jones ...  Couzinet 2 episodes, 1972
Raymond Gérôme ...  Archbishop of Lyon 2 episodes, 1972
Diane Holland ...  Honorine 2 episodes, 1972
Frederick Peisley ...  Petitbois 2 episodes, 1972
...  Alexis Luvelat 2 episodes, 1972
Kenneth Watson ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1972
Aubrey Woods ...  Aristide Focart 2 episodes, 1972
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A rural French town attempts to erect a public urinal.

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Pahennuksen pömpeli  »

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Brilliantly wry observation of sexual mores,politics and religion
10 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

As an adolescent watching this TV series in the 1970's, the appeal of the bevy of nubile young actresses in this series was obvious. On closer inspection however,the clever witty social commentary of the author, Gabriel Chevalier, on rural French civil and religious contradictions and conflict, engages the viewer and leaves a lasting impression.

The quality of the cast - Roy Dotrice,Kenneth Griffith, Cyril Cusack etc; the bravado and joie de vivre of the marvellous adaptation by Galton and Simpson and the vocal skills of the wry narration by the exemplary Peter Ustinov all combine to make this one of the best BBC co-productions ever undertaken.

Visually stunning, it is a major crime that this ever-relevant, de-bagging of pomposity and prudishness has all but disappeared. Why it has never been released on VHS / DVD needs explanation by the BBC hierarchy at the earliest opportunity! Are you reading this BBC? If there is a legal wrangle somewhere that needs sorting out, please do so immediately.TV series this good will not be made today - so please let us cherish the work of the past masters.


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