Tag Archives: Dawn French

“It’s A Bit Naughty, Innit?”

A recent satirical reference to American socialists (supposedly) wanting to “eat the rich”* inspired me to revisit the cult 80’s Brit-com of the same name, co-written and directed by Peter Richardson, of Comic Strip Presents fame. Although I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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Délicieux!

Although Jennifer Saunders didn’t actually mention the sitcom Let Them Eat Cake (1999) in her memoir Bonkers, reading it did inspire me to finally get around to buying this series on DVD, as part of my ongoing arm-chair exploration of … Continue reading

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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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Mild Mest

As we all know, humour is totally subjective, and when an opinionated blogger like myself sneers that something “isn’t funny”, what they really mean is “I didn’t find it funny, but others might”… because there’s no objective way to measure “funniness”, … Continue reading

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Anita & Me II: The Crackering

I can’t get any of the Sky channels, but if I could then I would definitely be asking my digibox pixies to record Little Crackers, a series of short, seasonal films in which the cream of British comedy present semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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