Bless This House – The Movie – 1972

Of all the TV spin off movies this one has to be my favourite as it stands up well on it's own, even without being a spin off from the TV series.In common with many of the hit TV comedies of the day Bless T...

Are You Being Served ? – The Movie

As was the trend during the 1970's Are You Being Served was given the big screen treatment in 1977.  The film starred all the original cast from the TV version as they take a holiday on the Costa Plonka while t...
jennifer saunders and joanna lumley living the high life in absolutely fabulous the movie

Absolutely Fabulous, The Movie

After years of promissing to write the script and the annual dig from Dawn French, during their BBC Radio 2 Christmas shows, it's finally arrived.  Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie.Alongside the regular cast...
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 ...
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 ...
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...