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Jimmy Perry And David Croft

Author : Simon Morgan-Russell
ISBN : 0719065569
Genre : Performing Arts
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Offers an analysis of the four collaborative sitcoms of Jimmy Perry and David Croft, 'Dad's Army', 'It Ain't half Hot, Mum!', 'Hi-de-Hi!' and 'You Rang M'Lord?'. Considers the themes and ideas that run through the series in terms of their representation of class and gender, and in terms of other sitcoms and cultures which produced them.
Category: Performing Arts

Dad S Army

Author : David Croft
ISBN : 0330237594
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Dad S Army

Author : Jimmy Perry
ISBN : 0573100144
Genre : Dad's Army
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The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: "stupid boy" Pike, "Don't panic, don't panic" Jonesey, "Doomed, we're all doomed " Fraser, "May I be excused, sir?" Godfrey, and all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson. Also included in the volume is the Floral Dance Sketch. The plays may be presented together as an evening's entertainment or separately. If presented separately individual fee codes will apply. Please see the individual play entries for details.
Category: Dad's Army

The Dad S Army Movie Dossier

Author : Mark McCaighey
ISBN : 9781785381423
Genre : Humor
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Atten-shun! We present ready for your inspection The Dad’s Army Movie Dossier. A new and original book that targets Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s classic1971 movie spin-off from their top ranking BBC TV sitcom. Under the cover you’ll discover such information as why the making of the film proved to be at times a frustrating experience for Jimmy Perry, why the sequel movie entitled Dad’s Army and the Secret U-boat Base never emerged and how Clive Dunn (Corporal Jones) nearly submerged in a stunt involving a horse, a raft and a river. As well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes, there are quotes from the writers and stars, character and actor biographies, a bumper quiz and more. There is also a passing salute to the 2015 Dad’s Army movie. So, get yourself kitted out with The Dad’s Army Movie Dossier an entertaining and informative book that is an absolute must-have for Dad’s Army fans of all ages. At ease!
Category: Humor

The Complete A Z Of Dad S Army

Author : Richard Webber
ISBN : 075284637X
Genre : Performing Arts
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'The success of Dad's Army can be summed up in a line from the first episode when the bumptious Captain Mainwaring says: "The machine-guns could have a clear field of fire from here to Timothy White's ... if it wasn't for that woman in the telephone box."' The Independent Dad's Army is quite simply the most successful British TV sitcom of all time. 80 episodes were made and are constantly repeated. The first black-and-white series, re-shown for the first time in 1999, attracted 4.6m viewers outperforming Have I got News for You and very nearly outstripping Channel Four's most popular programme Friends. When the second series was shown on Saturday nights in 1998 it took 7 million viewers and 40% of the audience. This book will be the last word on the series. There have been other books, but this is first to present the whole story from how the series got made - scripts, locations, filming, the real history of the Home Guard, the background to the actors who played in the series, every episode catalogued and much more. The creators have volunteered to open their archives, which include the original programme research, annotated scripts and location photographs. Now recognised as one of the great shows of this and any TV era, Perry and Croft have decided the programme requires a monument and this book will be it.
Category: Performing Arts

You Have Been Watching

Author : David Croft
ISBN : 0754094510
Genre : Large type books
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As the writer and creator of some of the best loved series in British TV history, David Croft has captivated audiences with such timelessly lovable sitcoms as Dad's Army, Hi de Hi, Allo Allo and Are You Being Served. David's autobiography reflects on a life that has always revolved around showbusiness ? his mother was the famous actress Annie Croft ? and provides a privileged insight into the workings of British TV in what Croft suggests was the golden era of the 60s to 80s. The book also illuminates Croft as a person as he tells of his experiences during the war years and the ups and downs of his family life. Characteristically warm and funny, David Croft's Autobiography is a first-class account of a life surrounded by celebrities. Devotees of his programmes will enjoy a wealth of anecdotes about actors such as Clive Dunn and Wendy Richards and relish the behind-the-scenes insights into the personalities and working styles of some of Britain's most famous television actors.
Category: Large type books

The British Television Pilot Episodes Research Guide 1936 2015

Author : Christopher Perry
ISBN : 9781900203623
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A new idea can become an expensive flop for TV executives. So from the earliest days of television, the concept of a pilot episode seemed like a good idea. Trying out new actors; new situations and new concepts before making a series was good economical sense. It was also tax deductible. Sometimes these pilots were shown on television; sometimes they were so awful they were hidden from sight in archives; and sometimes they were excellent one-offs, but a series seemed elusive and never materialised. Chris Perry has always been fascinated by the pilot episode. So many pilots are made annually, but never seen by audiences. Only a handful appear on screen. It's a hidden world of comedy, variety, drama and factual programming. This volume attempts to lift the lid on the world of the TV pilot by revealing the many transmitted and untransmitted episodes made through the decades.

Best Of The Britcoms

Author : Garry Berman
ISBN : 9781589795662
Genre : History
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And now the revised edition contains seven new chapters on programs that have aired in the United States since the original edition was published, as well as the later developments of older series' storylines and information on specials and cast reunions that have occurred in the intervening years.
Category: History

Cult Tv

Author : Jon E. Lewis
ISBN : UIUC:30112028414404
Genre : Television
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Category: Television

Churchill S Wizards

Author : Nicholas Rankin
ISBN : 9780571247899
Genre : History
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The real story of how Winston Churchill and the British mastered deception to defeat the Nazis - by conning the Kaiser, hoaxing Hitler and using brains to outwit brawn. By June 1940, most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Britain stood alone. So, with Winston Churchill in charge the British bluffed their way out of trouble, drawing on the trickery which had helped them win the First World War. They broadcast outrageous British propaganda on pretend German radio stations, broke German secret codes and eavesdropped on their messages. Every German spy in Britain was captured and many were used to send back false information to their controllers. Forged documents misled their intelligence. Bogus wireless traffic from entire phantom armies, dummy airfields with model planes, disguised ships and inflatable rubber tanks created a vital illusion of strength. Culminating in the spectacular misdirection that was so essential to the success of D-Day in 1944, Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945 is a thrilling work of popular military history filled with almost unbelievable stories of bravery, creativity and deception. Nicholas Rankin is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram From Guernica and Ian Fleming's Commandos. 'This is a story clamouring to be told. We could not have imagined the scope of the inventiveness, the daring of these people's imaginations . . . I could not stop reading this book.' Doris Lessing
Category: History

The Frood

Author : Jem Roberts
ISBN : 9781409052357
Genre : Humor
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As a wise ape once observed, space is big – vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big – vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for over 35 years – and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works.
Category: Humor

Popular Music And Television In Britain

Author : Dr Ian Inglis
ISBN : 9781409494171
Genre : Social Science
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Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that consistently make use of popular music, and the importance of the small screen as a principal point of contact between audiences and performers are familiar components of contemporary media operation. Yet there have been few attempts to examine the two activities in tandem, to chart their parallel evolution, to explore the associations that unite them, or to consider the increasingly frequent ways in which the production and consumption of TV and music are linked in theory and in practice. This volume provides an invaluable critical analysis of these, and other, topics in newly-written contributions from some of Britain's leading scholars in the disciplines of television and/or popular music studies. Through a concentration on four main areas in which TV organises and presents popular music – history and heritage; performers and performances; comedy and drama; audiences and territories – the book investigates a diverse range of musical genres and styles, factual and fictional programming, historical and geographical demographics, and the constraints of commerce and technology to provide the first systematic account of the place of popular music on British television.
Category: Social Science

Dad S Army

Author : Richard Webber
ISBN : 9780007285303
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the annals of British television, no finer example of classic comedy exists than Dad's Army, the Home Guard-based sitcom written by veteran writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Although they penned many other sterling programs, including Hi-De-Hi! and the underrated You Rang, M'Lord?, they'll forever be remembered for their brilliant wartime comedy spotlighting the antics of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard, led by the irascible and pompous Captain Mainwaring. Between 1968 and 1977, nine series and three Christmas specials—totalling 80 installments—were screened, much to the delight of the millions of fans who tuned in; but the show's popularity has continued unabated and even today, four decades since the platoon marched onto the scene, it remains one of the golden offerings from the sitcom genre. This guide includes the history—an overview of how the show was born and developed; gags and catchphrases—a collection of classic quotes from the program; Did You Know?—snippets of info about the show, cast, and more; favorite scenes—the most memorable scenes in full; and a Dad’s Army quiz.
Category: Performing Arts

Further Adventures Of A Grumpy Old Rock Star

Author : Rick Wakeman
ISBN : 9781409050834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What do Postman Pat, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom and George Best have in common with being abandoned in a Costa Rican jungle after a severe bout of flatulence? Indeed, how are they also connected to trying to buy an Australian brewery just to get a beer, owning twenty-two cars, an American soccer team and a Swiss mail-order pornography company? The common feature is of course a certain Richard Wakeman. The Further Adventures of a Grumpy Old Rock Star takes you, the privileged reader, on a trip of absurd excess, a cultural car crash of side-splitting hilarity and an unforgettable glimpse (again) into the life of one of Britain's most legendary showmen, rock stars and all-time great raconteurs.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dad S Army The Best Of British Comedy

Author : Richard Webber
ISBN : 9780007372591
Genre : Performing Arts
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The best jokes, gags and scenes from a true British comedy classic. ‘They don't like it up 'em!’
Category: Performing Arts

Dad S Army

Author : Bill Pertwee
ISBN : 1844861058
Genre : Performing Arts
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The essential guide to one of the most successful British comedies ever! Dad's Army has been an enduring highlight of the small screen since its debut in 1968. The show, which follows the exploits of the Home Guard in a fictional seaside town on the south coast of England, regularly attracted viewing figures of over 18 million at the height of its popularity and recently placing fourth in a BBC poll of Britain's Best Sitcoms Ever. Here is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creators, cast, and making of Dad's Army, along with a full episode guide and original stills of the series' greatest moments.
Category: Performing Arts

On Television And Comedy

Author : Barry Putterman
ISBN : UOM:39015034229180
Genre : Performing Arts
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On Television and Comedy examines the history and evolution of television comedy by exploring some of the specific ways in which America's most popular medium - television - has developed its own themes and forms over the past forty-five years through the work of a wide variety of writers, performers, and programs. From the comedic genius of Jack Benny, Milton Berle, and George Burns, to the antics of ALF, Martin Mull, and the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the 13 essays included in this volume examine the "traditional" forms of television comedy - the variety show and the situation comedy, which evolved from vaudeville, radio, and film - and the "modern" forms of television comedy, which include such recent innovations as parody versions of talk shows and music video presentations.
Category: Performing Arts

Fifty Years Of Hancock S Half Hour

Author : Richard Webber
ISBN : 9781446409985
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many people consider Tony Hancock to be the finest comic actor of them all. November 2004 sees the 50th anniversary of his best-loved work, Hancock's Half-Hour, which began as a radio series, penned by the writers Galton and Simpson. Two years later, the first of 58 TV instalments had been screened, and Hancock's genius, coupled with Galton and Simpson's brilliant scripts, ensured that the show soon became a yardstick against which all subsequent British sitcoms have since been measured. Amazingly, no book has ever been written about the show. Fully authorised by Galton and Simpson, Fifty Years of Hancock's Half-Hour is a full history of the show, including how the show came about, behind-the-scenes stories from Hancock's fellow artists and members of the crew and production team, and the story of its demise. Incorporating extracts from the shows, the book will also feature photographs and a full listing of the radio and TV episodes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Home Guard

Author : S. P. Mackenzie
ISBN : 9780198205777
Genre : History
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BL Reveals for the first time the real political importance of the Home Guard BL Based on original research, particularly among recently available War Office files Today we laugh at `Dad's Army', but in 1940 the threat of a German invasion of Britain was a very real one. S. P. MacKenzie's detailed and readable history of the Home Guard offers a new perspective on the men who took up the challenge. The book shows how the Home Guard, often aslarge as the wartime army, became an astonishingly strong political force in its own right.
Category: History