I really enjoyed this BBC tribute to David Croft. People interviewed included Ruth Madoc, Ian Lavender, Su Polard, Michael Knowles, Bill Pertwee and Gorden Kay.
Well worth a watch
It was clear that this new tribute programme had been very carefully, thoughtfully and lovingly compiled ... and the 60 minutes duration gave the programme makers the time to give David Croft's splendid collection of work the full recognition it deserves. Easily, one of the most enjoyable programmes I've seen over the Christmas period.
If you enjoyed David Croft's amazing work - this is a must-see documentary
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Sadly they omitted to investigate this story
Aung San Suu Kyi is a profile in courage. Her struggle for democracy in Burma has rightly won her the Nobel Peace Prize.
But her television tastes are very down to earth, judging by a letter from the International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell to William Hague about his recent visit to her.
Mitchell writes: ‘We bonded over a discussion about our dogs. I gave her DVDs of Yes Minister (as we agreed a documentary not a comedy), Downton Abbey and, at her specific request, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.’
Missed this but have set up a recording of the repeat. Thanks for noticing it is on again Mrs Peel.
I liked that Ian Lavender had said about the older members of the DA cast `Erm...No they didn`t exactly take me under their wing`. David Croft had said to him `We just threw you in there and wondered if you would sink or float!`
Just thought I would mention this as its being deleted .
Lollipop Loves Mr Mole (Two Episodes): Amazon.co.uk: Hugh Lloyd, Peggy Mount, David Askey: Film & TV
Quite forgotten these days as it was an ITV sitcom (shock horror)
But if you like Peggy Mount's strong women ie. battleaxes LOL it might be a welcome addition to your Jimmy Perry
Interesting that they used two pieces of music by Wim Mertens from Peter Greenaway's Belly of an Architect. Or is it just because it's a good tune?
Excellent tribute with some good contributions from the talking heads, and some very funny clips too. You Rang M'Lord? passed me by completely although I have series one on DVD, this made me want to dig it out and give it a spin
I have yet to see this but I hope Oh Happy Band! was mentioned.I've read that this short run comedy, with one of my favourites Harry Worth, has never been repeated or released on VHS or DVD.Is this true?
Forgot to add that I seem to recall hearing a while ago that Windsor Davies is sadly not in the best of health these days, which probably explains his absence
Seriously though, I am sorry to learn that the wonderful Windsor Davies is ailing. Let's hope for a full and speedy recovery - his absence was one of the few disappointments in this marvellous tribute. Shame there was no mention of "Oh Doctor Beeching!" though .
The very poignant contributions from Jeremy Lloyd and in particular Jimmy Perry were genuinely affectionate, and very moving. How nice to enjoy a remembrance so full of warmth and mirth, completely free of any scandalous or controversial undercurrent.