I saw the trailer on YouTube the other day, it looks a bit like a rehash of No Sex Please, We're British (I quite enjoy that one!) it looks fun to see Windsor and Don in action so I might grab it if I see it in a bargain bin !
No Sex Please, We're British is the Citizen Kane of British films compared to this one.
As I say, the cast are fine (Ian Lavender has a particularly good role) but the script is leaden and the directed (sorry Harold Snoad!) is pretty perfunctory.
One nice surprise though was that it had exteriors filmed at the Edgwarebury Hotel in Elstree (now The Manor Laura Ashley), which I know from Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and The Avengers - and a dozen other series and films - and which I visit several times a year with friends.
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Post by Dave Homewood on May 29, 2019 15:21:22 GMT 12
It is interesting to see Windsor Davies using a Cockney (or other London) accent in this sketch. he originally auditioned for the part of BSM Williams using a Cockney accent (he was born in London) but immy and David asked him to try his more natural Welsh accent and found it much funnier.
Hullo Can anyone point me to the episode where M Williams was recruiting, from his platoon, for a mission, and he was trying to give everyone a way out...and the youngest of them all kept on volunteering, and the SM kept asking questions that would have kept him out of that detail? Thanks if you can.
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 10, 2021 19:15:29 GMT 12
I think this scenario happened regularly. The Sgt Major went through why everyone could not be the one to face danger, only leaving Lofty to be the one who does not qualify to get off the duty. There's one episode where you expect the scenario is going to happen once again, and Lofty pipes up and volunteers, throwing the Sgt Major right off his little game.