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"Hilarious" --The Times (U.K.)
Families clash and classes collide in this brilliant British comedy
When a shotgun wedding forces two families together, the stage is set for hilarity and heartache. The working-class Simcocks and middle-class Rodenhursts are from different ends of the social spectrum but equally snobbish. Their fortunes forever linked, they meet at various functions: weddings, a christening, a funeral, and even the crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken (U.K.). Fueled by pride, jealousy, alcohol, and lust, each event (or "do") is a calamity in the making.
David Jason (Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost) leads a stellar ensemble cast in this acclaimed British comedy based on books by David Nobbs (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin). Set in a small Yorkshire town where secrets are impossible to keep, it pokes fun at class distinctions while creating genuine, believable characters. Reflecting the comedic pedigree of its creator and cast, each episode blends humor and pathos with sharp writing and surprises. Winner of several British Comedy Awards, A Bit of a Do holds a special place among classic Britcoms.
Also starring David Thewlis (Harry Potter, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin), Gwen Taylor (Barbara), Nicola Pagett (Upstairs, Downstairs), and Michael Jayston (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy).
love David Jason anyway, this is really great also DArling Buds of May is my real favorite if you are an Anglophile buy it.Published 14 months ago by Kathleen E. Welch
If you are following any of my movie reviews, you know I enjoy older movies. These show a slightly different view of what is now. Read morePublished 23 months ago by halh
I often buy Britcoms sight-unseen and loved David Jason in Fools and Horses, and Open All Hours. This was a bit of a let down. Interesting, but not funny. Amusing maybe? Read morePublished on October 12, 2012 by Esmedoodles