ANOTHER OF those PLANK-esque short Britcom films, this one starring LEONARD ROSSITER as Charles Barker who boards the train last at Surbiton determined to be the first out at Waterloo and hence the winner, for the 15th consecutive time, of the Waterloo Bridge Handicap. Very little dialogue apart from Rossiter’s thoughts expressed as voice-overs and BROUGH SCOTT’s commentary. Apart from Rossiter’s character, all the other racers are given horsey nicknames, eg Austin Reed (JOHN QUENTIN), Lincoln’s Inn (IAN MARTER), Likely Lady (LYNDA BELLINGHAM), Red Hair (ZOOT MONEY) and Chubby Chap (GORDON KAYE).
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Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Despite the timeslot we’re not sure this programme has ever been on this channel before. Unlike some people we like Roxy just as much in their post-Eno phase and the run of hits they’ve just started on Pops 79 are all pretty ace, the highlight being The Same Old Scene which we think is a brilliant song and also has an ace video where Bryan has a fag on the go throughout then leaves after he’s done his bit to let the rest of the band finish the song off. Here they are at the height of their powers in 1982 in a suitably glamorous location.
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