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No Sex Please – We’re British

Not really very good farce with a load of bum books being sent to a Barclays Bank by mistake (Barclays Bank, rhyming slang…do you see?). A great cast wasted essentially. Leading the pack is Ronnie Corbett demonstrating again that he really is a great actor and should have been given better than this load of cobblers. There’s also Arthur Lowe, Beryl Reid, Deryck Guyler sans washboard, Ian Ogilvy, Michael ‘colonel sahib’ Bates, Michael Robbins, Frank ‘cold start: poor’ Thornton, Brian ‘they all hate me I don’t care’ Wilde, Robin Askwith – natch – and Fred Griffiths as a van driver. Almost a taxi driver, but not quite.

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  1. Tom Ronson

    May 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Farce really does not translate well to film. Peter Bogdanovich gave Noises Off (which is gut-bustingly hilarious on stage) his best shot, and the surprisingly starry cast were up to the challenge, but without the adrenaline of a live performance and the laughter of an audience, it’s simply exhausting. The less said about the ill-fated film version of Ray Cooney’s Run for Your Wife, the better – just don’t remember the late Sarah Harding that way, whatever you do.

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