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The Castle | [Kim Fuller, Matt Kirshen, Nick Doody]

The Castle

Estate Agents, mail-order lingerie, and the invention of central heating: this is medieval England seen from a 21st-century comedy perspective. With an all-star cast, Pozzitive bring you a roisteringly funny new sitcom from the pen of Kim Fuller, who's CV is as long as a really long arm, and includes Spitting Image, Red Dwarf, Badly Dubbed Porn, Rory Bremner, Lenny Henry, and Spiceworld: The Movie.
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Estate Agents, mail-order lingerie, and the invention of central heating: this is medieval England seen from a 21st-century comedy perspective. With an all-star cast, Pozzitive bring you a roisteringly funny new sitcom from the pen of Kim Fuller, who's CV is as long as a really long arm, and includes Spitting Image, Red Dwarf, Badly Dubbed Porn, Rory Bremner, Lenny Henry, and Spiceworld: The Movie, originally broadcast on Radio 4.

Thrill! as brave knight Sir William De Warrenne comes back from the Crusades and tries to buy a castle with a combined dungeon/gym.

Swoon! as young Lady Anne watches handyman Sam Tree grease a rusty hinge.

Sympathize! as lord of the castle Sir John hires the latest top-of-the-range horse, but can't work out what to do with the built-in ashtrays.

And Get Out Your Dictionary! as the medieval equivalent of Gordon Ramsey tries to prepare a banquet with a mandolin and some very old swear words....

© and (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer Estacada, Oregon 02-16-15 Member Since 2013

    Todd W. Brown

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    "Amazingly Fun"

    I don't normally go for an audio version of a program, but this caught my eye and I risked the credit. Well worth it! The story is a kick and the delivery of the ,lines leave you almost able to picture the physical moments taking place as this is performed. Now I will undoubtedly scour the world for the videos of this hilarious sketch comedy/ comedy-soap. Oh yeah, there are a few running gags!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-14-13
    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-14-13 Member Since 2011

    Love Audible!! Hope you all do too!

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    "Very Entertaining!"
    What did you love best about The Castle?

    The story, the actors......it was all funny!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Castle?

    Too many to list!


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    Sir William


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Castle Comedy at it's Best!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Leithold Kalamazoo, Michigan 09-30-08
    Ellen Leithold Kalamazoo, Michigan 09-30-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Hystericaly funny"

    So good, I re-listen to it every so often just for a laugh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Lawton, OK, United States 07-23-15
    Lori Lawton, OK, United States 07-23-15 Member Since 2012

    teacher & book lover

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    This radio show is a riot! It's a great mix of period and modern crude comedy. Very funny, but pretty dirty!

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  • Morag
    Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom
    1/1/09
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    "Brilliant!"

    This had me laughing out loud- very funny and well acted. Worth listening to more than once

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    shifnal, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Brilliant comedy!"

    This is brilliant but I would expect no less from Kim Fuller - I am a huge fan of much of his other work.



    All the characters are hilarious and the situations that arise when they are together make for riveting listening. My husband was not really a fan of audio books until he heard this!



    If you like double entendre and a dig at current affairs (which I think will stand the test of time) then this is for you. Even the incidental music between scenes is comedic either because of the title of the original piece or the way it has been adapted - they should release some as ring tones!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • lola
    Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Italy
    12/23/12
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    "Extraordinary!"

    I really love any minute of this series. The characters are well built and the authors have created a "contemporary" medieval period in which their characters act and make you laugh. To be listened to if you like the Middle Ages...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr D.
    7/20/15
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    "Funny, irreverent, BBC at it's best!"
    If you could sum up The Castle in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, irreverent, codpiece!


    What did you like best about this story?

    A modern day take on medieval England.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved is the wrong word, but the futuristic inventions are wonderful!


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked Old Harry's Game or in fact any BBC radio comedy plays then give this a try, you won't be disappointed. Cool codpiece!!

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  • Teresa Cooper
    6/17/15
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    "The Middle Ages??"

    A very funny look at a very modern Middle Ages. A fine cast showing their talent for comic timing and double meaning. I'm looking forward to the next set of stories.

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  • Adrian
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    5/13/15
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    "Cheer you up time"

    Great fun. Really enjoyed it. The characters are very well acted. The music is funny as is the dialogue. Recommended

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  • Pippa
    UK
    1/11/13
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    "So-so"

    I like the actors, it is well acted, well scripted with nice allusions to modern-day things, etc., but somehow it just isn't all that funny. Sorry.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Olivier
    thouare sur loire, France
    8/29/12
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    "Simple Anachronistic Humour"

    This series' humour relies exclusively on anachronisms; teenagers from the middle ages behaving as teensgaers from the 21st century, and a sidekick who keeps inventing modern appliances (such as the microwave) but giving them the most improbable names. These are funny the first time they occur, but by the second episode one grow weary of this show's utter predictability.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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