Tag Archives: Eleanor Bron

Historical Laughter

I’ve been keeping an eye on the BBC’s online offerings of old radio comedy, and when I saw an image of Eleanor Bron appear on the iPlayer page, I immediately clicked on the associated show… which turned out to be … Continue reading

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“Discriminating Discrimination”

Last night I watched an episode of Yes Minister (#3.1, “Equal Opportunities”) guest-starring Eleanor Bron as an Under-Secretary the show’s “hero”, ‘Jim Hacker’, was intent on promoting as part of his push to encourage greater equality in all branches of … Continue reading

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Bygone Bron

Last Sunday, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BBC2 broadcast The Comedy Vaults, an hour-long collection of clips from rare, or entirely unseen programmes, including early appearances by some of the biggest names in comedy, past and present. To … Continue reading

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Men In Denial

Last week BBC2 paid tribute to director Ken Russell, who died last November, by showing a couple of his most famous films. I recorded Women in Love (1969) out of random curiosity, and was pleasantly surprised when I saw Eleanor Bron’s … Continue reading

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AbFab: The Last Gay Box

Having already watched the first four series of Absolutely Fabulous on video, as well as the extras that came with the DVD versions of same, I have now finally caught up with the fifth series and various specials. Hurrah! The … Continue reading

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Hippy Dippy

Spaced and Hippies both debuted in 1999, and both starred a plucky young actor by the name of Simon Pegg… but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. In the former, he plays a bitter and cynical comic book artist, … Continue reading

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Bedazzled

Finally picked up a DVD copy of the original Bedazzled (1967)… the VHS copy I’d recorded from TV had terribly unsound sound quality! Oddly, I was looking for the American remake when I found it, and, at five pounds, it … Continue reading

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