Urban Myths (2017– )
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Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant 

Enigmatic playwright engages exasperating builder, one of whose inventive excuses is dissolved when Sam drives Andre the Giant to school. Sam sees what others do not and thereby helps Andre become his own self. Touching, funny, brilliant.

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Ben Palmer

Writer:

Neil Forsyth
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Episode credited cast:
Madeleine Bowyer ... Marianne Roussimoff
Bob Cryer ... Pascal
Vincent Londez Vincent Londez ... Boris Roussimoff
Liam Macdonald ... Andre Roussimoff
David Threlfall ... Samuel Beckett

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Enigmatic playwright engages exasperating builder, one of whose inventive excuses is dissolved when Sam drives Andre the Giant to school. Sam sees what others do not and thereby helps Andre become his own self. Touching, funny, brilliant.

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This is a charming odd couple fantasy based on an overly embellished legend. Samuel Beckett did live in the same small village near the Roussimoffs. Samuel Beckett did not hire Boris Roussimoff to build a cottage. Young Andre did not grow too large to ride the school bus. The village simply did not have a school bus. The villagers, including Samuel Beckett, who spotted the children walking to or from school would stop and give them rides. In addition to his Citroen convertible (not shown in this short), Beckett did have a pickup truck and the kids, sometimes including Andre, would pile into the back or sit on the tailgate. Beckett did not develop any more of relationship with Andre than he did with any of the other children. The real fact that Samuel Beckett did sometimes drive a child, who would one day become professional wrestling's "Andre the Giant," to school became a charming legend that was an easy target for embellishment. See more »

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Release Date:

26 January 2017 (UK) See more »

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2LE Media See more »
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