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Lovers, The

FORMICA AND flock wallpaper sitcommery by JACK ROSENTHAL with a pre-PORRIDGE RICHARD BECKINSALE and pre-MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE PAULA WILCOX as titular “wooing” couple. Considered, inevitably, “a bit racy” for the time. Your dad disapproved, while your mum secretly thought it was ace. Big screen spin-off notable for sudden appearance of an exclamation mark, to wit: THE LOVERS!

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Luvvie Duvvie

    January 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    The two best things about this were Richard Beckinsale’s great way with his one word catchphrase “Pardon?” and the silent woman who the couple would shock almost every week with their unintentional racy language. Especially in the last episode where she was in tears after eavesdropping on their break-up conversation at the station.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    “That’s enough of that, Percy Filth!”

  3. Lynda Murray

    January 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I bought this and watched it recently. I love Geoffrey and Beryl but I cant find the film anywhere to buy. Its so not fair. I really want to see it.

  4. Paul Bovey

    June 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    The film version’s just been released on DVD.

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