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RUMPUS-ROUSING MILLIGANISM with Spike as (sigh) blacked-up worker Paki-Paddy, ERIC SYKES as woolly liberal foreman, KENNY LYNCH as anti-Asian racist and NORMAN ROSSINGTON as a white bigot. Fun for all the family!

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    April 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Having just watched all six episodes on DVD, I can honestly say this was Milligan and Sykes’s darkest hour. Tiresome, unfunny, misguided, poorly scripted and blighted by the LWT trademark of screeching audience laughter even when nothing remotely amusing has happened. And Kenny Lynch phoning in a lazy performance between golf tournaments.

  2. Mick B

    September 16, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Written by Alf Garnett supremo Johnny Speight, a huge amount of the humour was actually pretty sharp. But darkface aside – though Milligan was very good at his cartoon character, looking through a 1960s prism – its actual failing was Speight’s disgust came through as pretty much any ordinary white character showed hostile racism to anyone different. This made the show grating in places and way too many characters are disagreeable… and perhaps the show’s an attack on the same ordinary viewers laughing at the brownface. Pity, as the huge strides in race relations in just 50 years shows there’s been a positive side to the white people after all…..

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