All Gas And Gaiters (DVD)
BBC One 1966 ecclesiasticalÃ‚Â comedy series examining the rivalries among the clergy at the fictional St. Ogg's Cathedral, now digitally remastered. Ã‚Â
Between 1966 and 1971 the rivalries at St. Ogg's Cathedral enchanted a generation of viewers. Now all eleven suvising episodes of this classic BBC comedy series are available to own.Ã‚Â
StarringÃ‚Â veteran farce actor Robertson Hare (Our Girl Friday, He Snoops to Conquer) as the sherry-tippling Archdeacon - Henry; William Mervyn (Tottering Towers, The Railway Children) as the bombastic Bishop wedded to his comforts; Derek Nimmo (Just a Minute, Oh Brother!) in the role that made him famous as the Bishop's twittish Chaplain - Noote; and John "I didnt get where I am today..." Barron (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin) as the rule-bound Dean.
As the Bishops attempt to lead the easy life, their practices are opposed by reformer Dean. Ã‚Â Involving the Archdeacon and his Chaplain in his schemes, the Bishop always opposes the Dean and frequently attempts to undermine or avoid him.
Running to five series in total, All Gas and Gaiters was a huge hit for the BBC. It was regularly watched by over ten million viewers every week and often featured in the top ten TV programmes listings.
This digitally re-mastered DVD release includes all eleven surviving episodes out of the thirty-three episodes made, including: the critically acclaimed Comedy Playhouse pilot - The Bishop Rides Again, first broadcast on 17 May 1966; the first episode of the series proper - The Bishop Gets the Sack, featuring John Le Mesurier, and the first series episode - The Bishop Sees a Ghost, featuring Patrick Newell, which together with the pilot was recovered in 2001.
What the Press Said:
"One big fat chuckle!" --The Times
Running Time: 330 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 2 Nov. 2009
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