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A Run for Your Money

Ealing Studios released four comedies in 1949 – Passport to Pimlico, Whiskey Galore!, Kind Hearts and Coronets and A Run for Your Money. All four were nominated for Best British Film at the 3rd British Film Awards, later to bec...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sailors Three

“All over the place / the north or the south, the east or the west / there’s half of the world tattooed on his chest” so goes “All Over the Place”, the rousing tribute to the life of a sailor that opens wartime comedy Sailors T...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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It’s in the Air

George Formby’s sixth film for Associated Talking Pictures, 1938’s It’s in the Air finds the ukulele man in his imperial phase. Formby’s first film for ATP, 1935’s No Limit, saw him play a Wigan chimney sweep who achieves his d...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Please Turn Over

Premiering in December 1959, Please Turn Over is a British comedy that, in its own way, reflects the teenage rebellion and sexual liberation of the decade to follow. It centres on Jo (Julia Lockwood), a 17-year-old bored of her...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Play for Today: Volume One

Play for Today, the seminal BBC1 anthology series, provided endless water cooler moments in Britain before the term had been coined. Running from 1970 to 1984, its 306 one-off dramas were broadcast on primetime BBC1 and feature...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Bruce Forsyth Show

With more recent vehicles like Strictly Come Dancing and Bruce’s Price Is Right fresher in the public memory, it’s easy to forget that Bruce Forsyth achieved domination in the 1960s. Having achieved stardom in the late 1950s as...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Trouble Brewing

George Formby is still one of film’s most unlikely superstars. The Lancastrian comic’s screen performances, always as a gawping everyman nifty at the banjolele who must achieve success in a field alien to him and win the affect...