Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Style Inspiration: Sitcoms

I adore British comedies from the sixties and seventies, absolutely love them! My favourites are 'Man About the House', 'George and Mildred', 'Bless This House', 'The Liver Birds', 'Please Sir!' and 'The Good Life'.  They are also a good source of fabulous fashion.
I always admired Mildred Roper's wardrobe, her banana flares were sensational!










































  










22 comments:

  1. The Good Life and George and Mildred are my favourites, although I love a bit of Dad's Army too. Em ♥

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    1. I've never really seen 'Dad's Army' .. well I've SEEN it, but not really got too involved with it. I will watch repeat after repeat of my favourites without getting bored!

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  2. These were all so good. I don't think there's any good comedy any more, certainly nothing that matches these greats. M x

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    1. I do like some recent comedies, particularly 'The IT Crowd' and I loved 'Goodnight Sweetheart' too, but keep forgetting it's not that current!

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  3. I think we have some things in common! I love British comedies too, and really love Felicity Kendal. I am somewhat a fan of the British detective shows as well. Have you seen Rosemary and Thyme? She is great in that!! I also love all things Victorian, by the way, and I noticed that you do too! Great post.

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    Lynn Dylan

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    1. It's always lovely to meet someone with common interests, especially British comedy!
      Margot was my favourite in 'The Good Life' she was so glamourous. I don't really watch detective programmes, as I find my mind wanders and I have no idea what's going on!

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  4. What a fab reminder of my childhood! I've always loved Yootha Joyce (our Beetle was named after her) and Man About The House and The Liver birds were huge favourites (and Citizen Smith). My Mum stole Nerys Hughes' boyfriend! xxx

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    1. I always liked Yootha too.
      I only have vague memories of 'Citizen Smith' and have always had to rely on repeats of the good programmes, some I would really like to get on DVD, particularly 'Please Sir!' which I have seen very few episodes of and 'The Fenn Street Gang' which I have seen none of.
      Nerys Hughes boyfriend? How funny! Do you have photos of your mum? I would love to see xxx

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  5. I love all these pics. I think Margot is my favourite but I do enjoy watching repeats of some of the others just for 70's nostalgia. I quite like a bit of Reggie Perrin too x

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    1. Oh Margot is fabulous! I never watched the original Reggie Perrin, though Andy loves it.

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  6. What fun! I'm afraid my Brit Coms of the 70s knowledge is pretty limited to Fawlty Towers and Are You Being Served - though I did think Mrs. Slocolmbs hair was pretty stylish!

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    1. It was pretty spectacular! I haven't seen 'Are You Being Served' in years, they used to show it a lot on weekends but suddenly stopped. I love 'Fawlty Towers' too.

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  7. Helga will pee her pants (again) with joy when she sees this!
    Yes, the memories of 70s sitcoms are still strong, must be all the re-runs!
    Mind you, there were some shockers too - Love thy neighbour? Mind your language? Very very poor. xxxx

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    1. I don't believe Helga's stopped by to see yet. Thank goodness for repeats is all I can say, though they are showing none of my favourites at the moment - booooo! I have never, ever seen 'Love Thy Neighbour' or 'Mind Your Language' xxx

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  8. Yootha Joyce all the way. Flippin' love her. Man About the House and the Good Life were always my faves, but there's loads to love when you start to think about them....maybe not Love Thy Neighbour and On the Buses makes me cringe now.xxx

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    1. Oh I really don't like 'On The Buses' at all, those men in it make me feel ill. I tried watching it to quench my love of the seventies sitcom but just couldn't do it and I have never seen 'Love Thy Neighbour' repeated. I really want them to show 'It Ain't 'Alf Hot Mum' again but know they won't for the same reason as 'Love Thy Neighbour'.

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  9. I love all those clothes! I really love the Good Life. I've only ever seen the Please sir! and Bless This House films but I really love them.

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    1. I only watch 'The Good Life' for Margot and Jerry. The 'Please Sir!' film is simply excellent! I adore Frankie Abbott and his mum, they are two of the best comedy characters in my opinion. The 'Bless This House' film isn't a patch on the series, the original characters are far better xxx

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  10. Think I've missed out a little here! Have only really seen Good Life, Dad's Army and a few episodes of
    Are you Being Served and George and Mildred. Will have to look out for some of the others. Til Death Us Do Part might be best avoided these days!

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    1. I've caught all of them in repeats, I have fond memories watching them as a child! The 'Please Sir!' film is rolled out on a regular basis so I'm sure you'll be able to catch it at some point! It's annoying that none of them are being shown currently as my post made me desperate to see them.

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  11. The Mister and I are huge Good Life fans - we always watched it when we felt poor so we overdid it a bit :)

    I've not seen many of the others mentioned - I remember seeing a few episodes of the Liver Birds when I was a kid, but none of the others. I'll have to check them out.

    I do remember liking Rising Damp as well as Open All Hours, Porridge and Are You Being Served? but I've not seen much of them as an adult.

    Nikki x

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    1. One of the telly channels, Gold I believe, often shows 'The Good Life' back to back on a weekend, so it's always easy to get a fix of that one! I must admit, it does start infiltrating the brain if you are, as you say, feeling poor! I always end up with extreme Margot envy :)

      Gold also shows 'The Liver Birds' but for some reason they always stop on the same episode, I'm assuming that they don't have the rest, which is frustrating.

      I have never seen 'Porridge' and have only seen clips of 'Open All Hours'.

      xx

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