The king of farce strikes a royally hard slap to the face with this gloriously funny study of the life of Paul Pennyfeather, an Oxford expulsion who finds himself a job as a teacher, only to discover that his fellow educators are no better than a rag-tag bunch of oddballs, rascals, and even criminals! As an attractive and wealthy parent of one of the pupils is thrown into the mix, along with the chaos of the school sports day, no one is safe, least of all Paul Pennyfeather.
"An Amazing Barrage of Characters"
An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts, introduced by Paul Merton. Rik Mayall and June Whitfield star in "I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds". Eric is so sure he's seen Burt Reynolds that he'll go to any lengths to prove it - even calling Hollywood.
The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.
An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts. Four brilliant comedy sitcoms -as first heard on BBC Radio - and introduced by Paul Merton. Frank Skinner stars in You'll Never Walk Alone Nothing will stop a true football fan from following his team when they reach the Cup Final, not even an eight-month pregnant wife. Mitchell & Webb star in Impasse A narrow country lane has no room for two vehicles to pass.
In this comic story, set in mock-Victorian times, Solomon Snow finds, to his amazement, that he is a foundling. A silver spoon was left with him as a baby, but his "Pa" pawned it. Solomon leaves home in high dudgeon to seek his spoon and his real parents.