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I have just watched an episode of Citizen Smith (TV Series 1977–1980) - on Forces TV, I hadn't seen this for years. I forgotten now funny it was.

For those of you too young to remember it

Are there any old comedy programmes you used to like ?

beccatavender
a year ago
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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a year ago

Oh Betty ! Some mothers do have them. I loved that

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

I found that programme really annoying, I always wanted to shake Betty for putting up with such a stupid husband 🙄

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa year ago

beccatavender Good god wasn't Frank annoying. On reflection I don't know why we tuned in week after week. We couldn't believe that Betty stayed with him either. It's a good job he wasn't like that in real life and went on to star in Phantom of the Opera, mind you he had been in Hello Dolly before doing Some Mothers..

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa year ago

It ain't half hot mum with Windsor Davies & Don Estelle. A wonderful series - we have the DVD's!

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

I completely forgot about that TV series we used to watch it. Do you remember Benny Hill ?

My husband likes To Death Do Us Part

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa year ago

beccatavender Oh yes, 'Til death us do part' and 'In sickness and in health' were both great. Benny Hill was brilliant too and Kenny Everett, you'll never get comedy like that again.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa year ago

Also, how about Howards Way a series, during which, we often shouted at the TV because of the fatally flawed characters!

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dawarwick
dawarwicka year ago

Just Good Friends... Vince & Penny awwwww

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Lynibis
Lynibisa year ago

I think I have always been a bit old before my time and used to quite enjoy Waiting for God, One Foot in the Grave and To the Manor Born. Gentle comedy without anything offensive.

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

I agree with you, we used to watch them as a family.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa year ago

I was never into Citizen Smith I think I avoided it back then not sure if I would feel differently today if I watched it. I was very young back then when it aired.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa year ago

Only when I laugh! & Rigsby

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

They couldn't do a remake of Only when I laugh, as no one would believe the story line, seems in hospital with nothing much wrong with you & no one trying to free up the bed😀 I used to like this programme hadn't thought of it for years James Boland & Peter Bowles were great, in this, I haven't seen this for years.

I'm also a fan of Rising Damp

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya year ago

Absolutely adore Robert and I have been watching these again late at night on Forces TV, best channel at the moment.

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa year ago

The likely lads, waiting for god, fresh field’s,in sickness and in health, brush strokes, George and Mildred, man about the house, I have been watching all the old ones lately

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

I recognised most of these, except Fresh Fields, I even looked it up to see if that jogged my memory, but nothing.

Do you remember Robins Nest and the Fall & Rise of Reginald Perry ?

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa year ago

beccatavender omg yes I remember watching those too, fresh fields has been on the drama channel at 5:20 on a week day but it’s now french fields as they have moved to France

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

I may give it a try as we seem to like similar problems tara73ziva

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa year ago

beccatavender it passes a half hour when there’s nothing else to do at the moment

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Mick82
Mick82a year ago

Ran c Nesbit was my personal favourite

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beccatavender
beccatavendera year ago

I bought my husband the complete series of this as a Christmas present, there were 8 series. He has really enjoyed it, but the only problem he has started to call me "Mary Hen"😀

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry6 days ago

I only watched it because I am a fan of Robert Lindsay. I like the fact we can now watch them all again.

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plinkyplonk
plinkyplonk6 days ago

I love all of the old funnies.The humour was much better then and less pc.My favourites were Porridge and Open all hours.

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beccatavender
beccatavender6 days ago

plinkyplonk Good choice, we watch them all the time they seem to be on repeat on Sky, Dave channel. But they still make me laugh.

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plinkyplonk
plinkyplonk6 days ago

beccatavender I love Monty Python too.

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe6 days ago

Loved watching Auf Wiedersehen Pet, the Likely Lads and now watching on tv Hale and Pace.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19636 days ago

For my sins I was an SWP member in Tooting and we had our meetings in the Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting Bec. I loved Wolfie he was a comrade in arms lol.Asides from which he's a great actor. I saw him up west in Evita as well.

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beccatavender
beccatavender6 days ago

MelissaLee1963 He is a brilliant actor, equally good in drama and comedy roles 🙂

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19636 days ago

And on TV recently strutting his stuff in Anything Goes.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflower6 days ago

My dad use to watch lots of old comedy shows when we were growing up. There were so many great ones but I really use to love some mothers do ave em.

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beccatavender
beccatavender6 days ago

Midnightflower Whilst I like most 70s comedies, the exception is Some Mothers Do have them, it could be because my Mum didn't like it. I find Frank Spencer, so annoying and I want to slap Betty for enabling him 😂

My husband likes the show, but even it's not for me

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