Tuesday 10 December 2019

A Nativity Scene From 1974.

Some Mothers Do Ave Em must be up there with the Very Best of British comedies.  Written by Raymond Allen and stunts and acted by the wonderful Michael Crawford.  I think this is Christmas telly gold.  Enjoy!

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  1. He was great in his day wasn't he? Unfortunately I find him too silly nowadays, but perhaps I am just a grumpy old woman!

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  2. Hi JayCee. Raymond Allen apparently use to read his script out loud to the head of BBC Comedy from a telephone box in the Isle of Wight every week. Putting on all Frank's famous sayings and famous mannerisms. I believe there is a new play touringthe UK with Joe Pasquale playing Frank. I think Michael Crawford deserved an Oscar for his stunts and comedy performances, especially playing Mr Spencer. A comic genius.

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  3. Oh that was funny, funnier than when I first saw the programme. I think I must have developed a better sense of humour along the years!

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  4. It was fantastic comedy wasn't Vera? Hope things are good in rural France.

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  5. More corn than Kellogg's. Not my cup of tea at all. I much prefer Victor Meldrew.

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  6. "I don't believe it".

    Hi Gwil. I think we all have some of Victor's characteristics. Wet and windy down here on the Irish Riviera. Cheers Gwil 😄.

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    1. It 📺 was my dad's favourite. He could also be a grumpy old sod when the mood took him.

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  7. Your dad had good taste Gwil. I am often told that I should be in the corner giving my opinions. VAR decisions drive me crazy. Especially offside. How can fans celebrate a goal and then have it disallowed? They are killing the joy when your team scores a goal.

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  8. Just been watching Liverpool game in an Irish pub in Austria with a couple of Mexicans. Started on Guinness and finished with the Galway Hooker
    😊

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    1. How strange Gwil. I remember when we went in an 'Oirish pub' in Bolougne and the bar staff were French and I pointed to the Guinness taps with my large and small gesticulations hand movements. Nobody spoke a word of English and we didn't know much if any French. They poured a wonderful pint and a half complete with a Shamrock shape in the froth. It was weird.

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    2. I know what you mean. But on Vienna you’d be alright. Everyone worth talking to speaks decent English. A bit like in Dublin.

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    3. Yes I have been to Vienna and Bratislava Gwil. I saw the big wheel in the Third Man film too. Lovely place. Very busy on the underground.

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  9. Michele Dotrice was fantastic as Jessica too wasn't she? Thanks for showing it.

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  10. "Ooh Betty".

    Wonderful actress Rachel. You inspired me and jogged my memory with your Nativity post. Apparently is was St Francis of Assisi who visited Jesus's place of birth in the cave or stable in Bethlehem. He then started his own Nativity in his church. Even people who couldn't read and write could still marvel and wonder at the Nativity story. Thanks!

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  11. Oh how I loved that programme. Just hearing Michael Crawford's voice had me in stitches. Thanks for reminding me.

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  12. I am glad you enjoyed the Nativity scene again Valerie. Vintage comedy at its finest.

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