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Carry On Laughing COMPLETE S 1-2 + Movies

Carry On Laughing COMPLETE S 1-2 + Carry On Movies

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157218/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carry_On_(franchise)

And now for something completely bawdy. Carry on are two words to gladden the hearts of British comedy fans. Thirty-one Carry On films were produced between 1958-1992, and in 1975, Carry On Laughing brought the Carry On mojo to television, albeit for a scant 13 episodes. Each is a randy historical romp or farcical parody. You don’t have to be familiar with the films to enjoy this series’ extremely guilty pleasures. There are ribald double entendres, shameless mugging, awful puns, and even worse jokes. In one "monarchic moment," one loyal subject tells his Queen, "I will serve you humbly." She responds, "Good, I haven’t had humbly in ages." Jokes like that are enough to really make you rue Britannia, but Kenneth Connor, Sid James, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Jack Douglas, Peter Butterworth, and David Lodge make it all sound like Shakespeare. The episodes takes potshots at Upstairs, Downstairs, the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, and other historical and mythical figures. The episode "Under the Round Table" will not make anyone forget Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which came out the same year (oddly enough, both make hay with the horse/coconut thing). Carry On Laughing is more akin to Benny Hill than Beyond the Fringe, but for fans of the films, it is a dandy footnote to the Carry On canon.

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Aint Misbehavin COMPLETE S 1-2

Ain’t Misbehavin’ COMPLETE S 1-2

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108687/

Shy and harmless Stationary shop owner Clive Quigley is shocked when, one day, wild and successful hairdresser shop owner Sonia Drysdale burst into his life and tells him the horrible news that Clive’s wife, Melissa, is having an affair with Sonia’s husband, Dave. The two of them team up to try and put an end to the affair. Clive and Sonia agree to not tell each spouse that they know of the affair but tried every way to stop Melissa’s and Dave’s meetings. Meanwhile, Clive’s behaviour and Sonia’s plans makes Clive’s assistant in the shop, Mrs. Whales, think that Clive is coming onto her and this annoyed her husband. Also as time goes on, Dave and Melissa’s relationship starts to crumble, thanks partly to Clive and Sonia’s plans, and that Clive and Sonia are slowly falling for each other…

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Jungle Girl COMPLETE S01

Jungle Girl COMPLETE S01

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033776/

Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba, a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith’s influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer. The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith’s power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka, Meredith’s now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet (which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the …

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Bonjour la Classe COMPLETE S01

Bonjour la Classe COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105956/

Laurence Didcott is a new teacher who joins the staff at the Mansion School at the start of the autumn term. The Mansion School has been ticking along nicely for the last 235 years until Didcott turns up to join the French department. His idealized view of what teaching at a public school is all about is dented when his Head of Department, Donald Halifax, informs him that they don’t speak French in the French department. the headmaster seems more concerned with fund raising than the pupils’ welfare and Didcott soon learns that fees take precedence over education at the Mansion. Didcott’s honesty and enthusiasm with staff, pupils and parents alike are to cause him grief in the weeks to come. And the first episode sees him creating problems for the headmaster over delinquent pupil Adam Huntley whose father is on the point of enriching the School Arts Centre funds by a cool twenty thousand pounds.

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Frontier Circus COMPLETE S01

Frontier Circus COMPLETE S01

www.imdb.com/title/tt0054540/

Set in the Southwest during the late 1800’s, Frontier Circus was a cross between a circus drama and a traditional western. The T&T Circus, operated by Colonel Casey Thompson (Chill Wills), traveled from town to town in a wagon train, entertaining the recent arrivals with animal acts and typical circus extras. Of course, the West being the West, the circus often ran into trouble. Ben Travis (John Derek) was the straw boss who supervised the workmen, and Tony Gentry (Richard Jaeckel) was the advance man. Rounding out the regular cast was veteran character actor J. Pat O’Malley as hired hand Duffy. Along the way, many notable guest stars "ran away" to the circus, including Aldo Ray, Harry Carey, Jr., Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Rip Torn, Cloris Leachman, Claude Akins, Stella Stevens and a unique star turn by Sammy Davis, Jr. Although Frontier Circus ran for only one season, its place in the history of the television western is secure.

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The House of Windsor COMPLETE S01

The House of Windsor COMPLETE S01

www.imdb.com/title/tt0108808/

The royal family, wishing to improve their image with the public, appoint PR man Max Kelvin (Warren Clarke) as their principal press officer. His rather coarse, abrasive style doesn’t go down well with the rest of the staff at at Buckingham Palace.

His chief antagonist is Lord Montague Bermondsey (Leslie Phillips), the Lord Chamberlain, who believes that he has a duty to preserve "traditional values".

The other staff are Caroline Finch (Serena Gordon), Sir Nicholas Foulsham (Neil Stacy), Lady Sharpcott (Margaret Courtenay), Giles Huntingdon (Jeremy Sinden), Danny Jackson (Barry Howard), Ray Barker (Sean Gallagher), Kate Hargreaves (Louise Germaine) and Ambrose Stebbings (Preston Lockwood).

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