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Shirley’s World

TAKE COVER! It’s SHIRLEY “NO DOUBT ABOUT IT” MACLAINE as a newspaper photographer in a rotten comedy that no-one remembers except the ghost of LEW GRADE. When chasing Shirl for the series, Lew decided on the personal approach and turned up at her house having prepared a practical joke. “I took one arm out of my jacket sleeve, put it behind my back, and then rang her doorbell. When she came to the door I said, ‘Look. I’ve just been with your manager. He’s worked out a deal and it’s cost me my arm.’ She roared with laughter and said, ‘OK, Lew, I’ll do the series.'”

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  1. THX 1139

    November 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Different sense of humour in those days. Famously (well, maybe not that famously) everyone hated making this series and were relieved when it wasn’t recommissioned. Let us not forget Shirley made Davina McCall cry once.

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