Bringing the Pythonesque humour of cult Radio 4 series The Burkiss Way to television, this surreal, satirical soap show was the first TV series from multi-award-winning screenwriters Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.
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2   1  
1980   1979  
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Denise Coffey ...  Vera Straightman 14 episodes, 1979-1980
Sue Holderness ...  Various characters / ... 14 episodes, 1979-1980
...  Norman Straightman 14 episodes, 1979-1980
Fred Harris ...  Various Characters / ... 14 episodes, 1979-1980
Dudley Stevens ...  Various Characters / ... 14 episodes, 1979-1980
David Simeon ...  Various Characters / ... 12 episodes, 1979-1980
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Series One centres on Vera and Norman Straightman, a couple whose efforts to live a quiet life are constantly shattered by the unwelcome intrusions of guests from the world of television, while Series Two's combination of short, sharp sketches and inspired, mildly deranged slapstick prefigured Not the Nine o' Clock News, to which the writers would contribute; both afford ample opportunity to parody the style and content of late '70s television. Written by Bye

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15 April 1979 (UK)  »

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