cinema promotional poster for monty python and the holy grail

Monty Python and The Holy Grail – 1975

The second of Monty Python’s films, released in 1975 and the first to feature completely original material.  Generally it’s a spoof of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.  Eric Idle would later use the ...
James Bolam and rodney Bewes are back as Bob and Terry for the liklely lads big screen outing

The Likely Lads Movie

Following in the footsteps of many successful TV sitcoms Bob and Terry jumped onto the big screen in 1976, two years after the TV series Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads had ended. Rodney Bewes and James...
Richard O'Sullivan and the cast of hit tv show man about the house line up for a big screen versio

Man About The House Hits The Big Screen

Man About The House, The Movie, 1974 As we have seen with many of the decade's most popular sitcoms, there was a big screen outing.  Man About The House was no exception.  Although many fans of the TV series f...
The cast for the Dads army remake line up for inspection

They’re Coming Back In 2016

A little short of 39 years after the original TV series finished and after the excitement of a new Bond and Star Wars film, 2016 will see the eagerly awaited return of Dad's Army. The original sitcom enjoys ...

Up Pompeii – The Movie – 1971

Ney! Ney! and thrice Ney! Frankie Howerd hits  the big screen. The first of a number of big screen spin offs from the hugely successful TV series of the same name. Summary Lurcio  becomes the inadvertent pos...
Second feature film from the fab four Help

The Beatles, Help! 1965

The second and technically the last Beatles Movie.  Technically the last because the group fell out of love with the idea of movies, but were contractually obliged to make four, this obviously lead to the anima...
alf garnett's second feature film the alf garnett saga

The Alf Garnett Saga

The Alf Garnett Saga, 1972 All this week across the subject of television as a whole, we want to look at the programs that time seems to have largely forgotten.  We'll start with the second film spin off from ...

The Punch And Judy Man, 1963

In their interview Ray Galton and Alan Simpson told us they had a three picture deal with Tony Hancock.  The first - The Rebel, was a huge success, the scriptwriters submitted an idea for a second which was rej...

Rising Damp – The Movie

Rising Damp - The Movie, 1980 Almost two years after the TV series finished, Rigsby hit the big screen with Rising Damp - The Movie. Failing to capture the magic of the TV series, there was no new storyline...

Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’ Movie, 2014

After the success of the TV and stage shows a big screen adventure had to come, after all look at all those we had in the 1970's.  However despite the huge popularity of the TV series critics generally were ver...