THE Solihull Times has teamed up with film distributors Network to offer readers the chance to win DVDs of some comedy classics, the film version of Bless This House and the fifth series of sitcom Father Dear Father.
Sid James stars in Network’s DVD release of Bless This House - The Film, out on June 8, RRP £7.99, made during the run of the successful series.
It’s uproar for the Abbott family when they are graced by the arrival of new next-door neighbours. They don’t exactly get off to a good start due to some accidental property destruction on Sid’s part, and the newly-arrived neighbours catch them trying to clean up. As if that wasn’t enough, Sally – a fanatical anti-pollution campaigner – soaks them all with the garden hose in a bid to put out a smoke garden bonfire.
All Sid wants to do is enjoy, a quiet, peaceful lie-in with time to pursue his wine-making hobby with his pal, Trevor Lewis. But what with the neighbour troubles and his wife’s new-found passion to run an antique stall, it is doesn’t seem at all likely he’s going to get his wish...
With a script by Dave Freeman (The Benny Hill Show) and the production team of Carry On maestros Gerald Thomas and Peter Rogers, this feature-length version of Bless This House is not to be missed!
Network is delighted to announce the DVD release of Father Dear Father - the complete fifth series, also on June 8.
A continuing hit with viewers on its first appearance in 1970, Father Dear Father regularly topped the ITV ratings during its six year run.
Patrick Cargill plays a divorced thriller writer, Patrick Glover, who finds himself responsible for the welfare and upbringing of his irrepressible teenage daughters Anna and Karen. The two lively dolly-birds are always up to something, and their lively exploits cause Patrick many a difficult and embarrassing moment. He’s sometimes driven almost to distraction by their constant teasing and, to him, shockingly modern outlook on love, sex and marriage.
This complete fifth series of Father Dear Father is available here for the first time and also guest stars Donald Sinden, Richard O’Sullivan, Jack Smethurst and Robin Askwith.
We have two copies of each to give away. To be in with a chance of winning e-mail the answer to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, along with your name and address. Please entitle your e-mail "Comedy Classics Competition".
Which famous Carry On actor starred in Bless This House?