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CREAMGUIDE(FILMS) COMMENTARIES dives back 25 years to Kinnock’s Britain with the searing indictment of casual suits that is Bleasdale’s seminal G.B.H. It’s just the last episode though, so listen carefully as Chris, Craig and Jack struggle manfully to remember what goes on around that scene where Bill Webster batters folk. Turn it on as the titles kick in and sing along to Jesus Wants Me for a Talbot Sunbeam.
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THIS COMMENTARY IS RATED ‘A’

CREAMGUIDE(FILMS) COMMENTARIES will return with an adventure born in space

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Darthflanflinger

    June 23, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Channel Four provided the most pungently memorable television of my childhood-into-teens. Oliver Reed enacting the ritual death throes of the politically incorrect mainstream on After Dark. The Word proffering (now positively coquettish versions of) post-post-punk and pub sleaze. GBH presented a saga culled from the recent past to presciently predict the future – that the psychological and ethical treachery of Blair’s Britain, Sheridan’s Scotland and everything in between would be broken on a wheel. the left would eat itself just as all it had done to the right was command them to “keep things indoors”.
    Is Barbara a temptress revenant of Thatcher (whom Duncan would later play)? something Hattonesque powermongers purported to resent but (Luke-Into-Vader-like) would be doomed to become and/or embrace.
    At the time I was embarking on the Proustian pop-philosophising that links all us fans of TVCream. My late father led me to Python and to other old comedies like ‘Citizen Smith’. And so a Python and Wolfie being protagonists led me to ‘GBH’ for selfish reasons that awestruck me on watching. Scary, adult in the right sense of the word and as gripping as a Grimms’ fairy tale. I loved this and, as usual, adore the cabal’s commentary.

  2. George White

    July 13, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Good to see Len mentioned. He’s a FB friend and knows people with the brilliant names of Bettina Skye and her friend Stacy Weckstein.

  3. David Smith

    March 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    The Don Warrington drama was “Manchild”.,

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