Ouvert tous les Heures

Have just been watching some very old programmes of the famous trio of Ronnie Barker, David Jason, and Lynda Baron in ‘Open All Hours’.

What a wonderful range of characters, tremendous scripts, good-natured banter, the little innuendoes, and the feeling that you would just like to see one more episode.

First broadcast in 1981, they have stood the test of time, and are in the same format as Fawlty Towers, Butterflies, Hancock’s Half Hour (somewhat earlier), Last of the Summer Wine….the list can go on and on…..

Come on, scriptwriters, take a leaf from your predecessors, and get us laughing again. Humour is one of the things that makes me happy to be alive.

Let’s hope we are allowed to have a guffaw in heaven!

2 thoughts on “Ouvert tous les Heures

  1. Ah, you have made me think of all the good ‘old fashioned’ sitcoms now! Open all hours is a classic, I have a little story about it but I will have to share it on e-mail with you some time. What was the one with Warren Mitchell in… ‘Til Death us do Part’, I loved that, oh and Bless This House, Robins Nest… so many. I think my absolute favourites are Dinner Ladies and The Vicar of Dibley. All of them just seem to stand the test of time don’t they? I almost forgot Are You Being Served! Mrs Slocombe! :o)
    They certainly don’t make them like they used to! Now all we get is lots of smut and dodgy reality tv that has the ability to make you queesy!
    Thanks for the comment on my entry, The Last Goodbye. I wrote the poem for a freind who is currently going through a very hard time as he tries to come to terms with having to say goodbye to his mum.

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