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Don’t Just Lie There, Say Something!

Two generations of comedy collide in this masterful Whitehall-farce-meets-sexcom period piece, adapted from a stage play, but the cinematic rendition has to be the definitive one. Leslie Phillips and Brian Rix are on top form as a couple of scandal-prone MPs, Joanna Lumley as the cause of much of their scandal, Derek Griffiths and Katy Manning (could there be a more early ’70s combination?) as a couple of extremely unlikely hippies, David Battley as a yokel, and even a wonderful pastiche of BBC current affairs discussion shows thrown in for good measure.

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  1. Matty

    June 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    One thing that really sticks in my mind after seeing this years and years ago on late-night telly was Leslie Philips’ character’s horrible underpants.

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