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Saving souls has never been so funny.
Beloved actress Thora Hird--honored for lifetime achievement by the British National Comedy Awards--stars as Emily Ridley, a feisty Salvation Army captain who refuses to go gently into retirement. Realizing that modern-day sinners no longer respond to her hellfire-and-brimstone brand of evangelism, Emily’s superiors give her one last chance. So Emily and eager new recruit Sister Alice (Patsy Rowlands) head for Brigthorpe and Blackwick--quiet, working-class Yorkshire towns that the good captain envisions as Sodom and Gomorrah. There they lay siege to the pubs, strip clubs, and dens of iniquity--not to mention the Anglicans, Methodists, and other competitors in the soul-saving mission--with hilarious results.
Full of gentle, affectionate humor, this classic British series serves up laughs as heartwarming as a steaming bowl of soup kitchen fare.
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Hallelujah! is divine -- HamptonRoads.com
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Based on centrally just the 3 characters, Captain Emily, and her 2 recruits with additional, assorted extras in different episodes, it is the timing, the script and the actual casting of those central characters which makes this so special. Made in the early 80's and centred solely around the Salvation Army and Captain Emily's attempts to save the wicked it is quite simply hilarious and the northern setting with the brass band and the lovely scenery of Yorkshire just makes it all the more so.
I had to buy this from the USA because its deleted in the UK and no longer available. Classic comedy removed in favour of trash and offensive "comedians". Well keep up the good work Amazon.com and you USA citizens because we need you to need this kind of humour so we can remove all the other "humour" purchases available which are anything but. Also recommend "In Loving Memory" another Thora Hird Classic. Check that one out too. 10 out of 10.
She is sent to Brigthorpe, a small Yorkshire town as a form of the Salvation Army (aka Sally Ann) plan to mothball the Captain and her failures. She takes with her a niece and SA colleague, Sister Alice Meredith (Patsy Rolands) who tries to put a better light on the mistakes of the Captain, also her Auntie. Opening in a defunct Bingo parlor, they first convert the aged Dorothy Smith (Rosamund Greenwood-a lovable grandma-type much like Granny of the Beverly Hill Billies). This local white-headed gal is willing to join any organization that might introduce her to a man. She's not dead yet.
Away the 3 go, like silly old female Musketeer Christian Soldiers, or 3 tract-toting Senior Stooges. Alice and Dorothy follow Capt. Emily like she is the tambourine pied piper. Even when they feel less than confident in the Captain's plan.
Dorothy proved to be such a delight, she nearly upstaged the other 2 stars. The one negative to this series: at the beginning of the second DVD and it's 8 episodes from 1984, Dorothy is missing. The Capt. and Alice have been moved on to an even more remote position in the Blackwick Citadel on Mill Street. Capt. Ridley still refuses retirement.Read more ›
Stories unfold that leads our three "Soldiers" in and out of trouble with the local authorities, Army Headquarters and the new "Soldiers for Christ."
The situations themselves would keep an audience laughing, but with the Actors in the Series, you will roll with the humor. A little slapstick added to a British Comedy is always magic and "Hallelujah" has it all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent series, very funny. Product arrived on time as expected.Published 5 months ago by Bill Hennessee
I had never heard of this series but the title and picture on the cover caught my eye......bravo, I loved the story! Fun that the whole family can enjoy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joyce Moscoso
This series was quite cute. I kind of wish that some of the episodes/stories had developed further (so we know what happened to certain people in various episodes). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Victoria L. Woitzel
Another wonderful series with Thora Hird. This time, she's a Salvation Army Major, saving souls in Northern England. All the players are great, and plenty of laughs all around. Read morePublished 10 months ago by British tv fan
Cute ! Just simply cute - older lady antics with a British accent - good clean fun.Published 10 months ago by Hebrew
Sweet and cute and veddy British. A great female trio of friends working to save souls and having adventures in small English villages.Published 19 months ago by Kay Bee
I loved the funny depiction of the Salvation Army. My great-grandma was in the 'Sally Ann', and dragged my granddad and his brothers to play in the brass band in England. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Susan Taylor