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Last watched December 2016


Fleabag runs a cafe that is failing miserably. She has a terribly British relationship with her sister and a rather strained one with her father, possibly made so by the fact that as soon as her mother died, he started sleeping with their godmother. 288 more words

RIP Andrew Sachs (1930 - 2016)

He may be known for only one role – but oh, what a role!

Andrew Sachs, the actor who played Manuel the waiter on Fawlty Towers… 115 more words

British Comedy

Andrew Sachs, Best Known As 'Manuel' From 'Fawlty Towers,' Is Dead At Age 86

Andrew Sachs, best known as the hilariously inept waiter ‘Manuel’ from British comedy Fawlty Towers, has died at the age of 86. His family confirmed the actor’s passing to… 346 more words


Thursday Doors - Remembering Brian Rix

Many years ago, (far more than I care to remember) when I was growing up in England, there was a form of entertainment that was known, in theatrical terms, as farce. 164 more words


Aiming At Ourselves

Wild Target was a refreshing exercise in forms; it’s almost like a comic strip or animated feature made entirely out of character sketches.  But what’s so marvelous about it, is that, like a Scott McCloud insists, the lack of solid identity on the part of the character creates just the right space for us to insert ourselves into the story. 562 more words


A Light-Hearted Medley

Fed up with news reports constantly indicating a looming apocalypse and filled with paranoid fears that the recent loss of, Bowie, Prince, and Ali, may well indicate the rapture. 901 more words

Sounds Familiar

“No, no, no. It’s spelt Raymond Luxury-Yacht, but it’s pronounced ‘Throatwobbler Mangrove’.” – Raymond Luxury-Yacht (Graham Chapman), Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Sounds Familiar