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British Comedy: Six Dates with Barker

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Years: 1971
Broadcaster: ITV
Genre: Sitcom (standalones)
Written by: Gerald Wiley*, John Cleese,
Ken Hoare, Hugh Leonard, Bernard McKenna,
Spike Milligan, Mike Sharland
Stars: Ronnie Barker
Episodes: 6
Episode Average: 7.167
BEST EPISODE:
The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town (1971)
*pseudonym of Ronnie Barker
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RONNIE BARKER


1937 A.D. THE REMOVALS PERSON
as... FRED


1899 A.D. THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER...
as... INSPECTOR ALEXANDER
(also played various other characters)

1970 A.D. THE ODD JOB
as... ARTHUR


1915 A.D. LOLA
as... LOLA


1971 A.D. COME IN AND LIE DOWN
as... DR. SWANTON


2774 A.D. ALL THE WORLD'S A STOOGE
as... PRINCE BOFFO

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SIX DATES WITH BARKER

(1971)
6 episodes
Series Score:
Episode Average:
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EPISODE 1

1937 A.D.
THE REMOVALS PERSON

Originally broadcast: 8 January 1971
Directed by: Maurice Murphy
Written by: Hugh Leonard
THIS WAS LATER TURNED INTO THE SERIES 'CLARENCE'
MORE OF THE CAST
TRAVERS
Played by Josephine Tewson
MRS. VAILE
Played by Joan Benham
ANGELA
Played by Gillian Fairchild
ALBERT
Played by Christopher Timothy
A short-sighted removal man is left to do a job on his own on coronation day, a friendly housemaid stays close at hand to prevent any disasters, and a problem with the telephone leads to thoughts of a suicidal nature.

"Oh, sorry, Miss. I was just trying to guess your weight, actually. Yes, you'll be about a single wardrobe, I should think. Yeah, about 9st7. That's without drawers, of course."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 2

1899 A.D.
THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY
BLOWER OF OLD LONDON
TOWN

Originally broadcast: 15 January 1971
Directed by: Maurice Murphy
Written by: Spike Milligan
THIS WAS LATER TURNED INTO A SERIAL FOR THE TWO RONNIES
MORE OF THE CAST
(some play more than one character)
THE PHANTOM
Played by Alan Curtis
SERGEANT BOWLES
Played by Larry Noble
THE PRIME MINISTER'S BUTLER
Played by John Sharp
THE DUCHESS
Played by Christine Ozanne
HIGGINS
Played by Moira Foot
The Prime Minister's butler falls victim to a mysterious raspberry blower, the Home Office get involved after an attack on a Dowager Duchess, and a team of decoys are assembled in an attempt to protect Queen Victoria.

"What is it, Bowles? Can't you see I'm in the middle of questioning an eyewitness?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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EPISODE 3

1970 A.D.
THE ODD JOB

Originally broadcast: 22 January 1971
Directed by: Maurice Murphy
Written by: Bernard McKenna
THIS WAS LATER TURNED INTO A FILM STARRING GRAHAM CHAPMAN
MORE OF THE CAST
KITTY
Played by Joan Sims
CLIVE
Played by David Jason
A man decides to commit suicide when his bored wife walks out on him, an odd job man is paid to bump him off when options begin to run out, and an unexpected change of heart leaves him fighting to stay alive.

"The neighbours haven't stopped laughing about the last time. Swallowing fifty senna pods instead of sleeping tablets."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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EPISODE 4

1915 A.D.
LOLA

Originally broadcast: 29 January 1971
Directed by: Maurice Murphy
Written by: Ken Hoare, Mike Sharland
MORE OF THE CAST
KAISER WILHELM
Played by Dennis Ramsden
CAPT. OTTO VON DIESEL
Played by Graham Armitage
CORPORAL
Played by Hugh Walters
GERMAN PRIVATE
Played by John Parker
TICKET COLLECTOR
Played by Donald Groves
SECRET AGENT
Played by Peter Stephens
WAITRESS
Played by Rita Burton
FRENCHMAN
Played by Freddie Earlle
MAJOR RUPERT YAPPE
Played by Freddie Jones
LORD KITCHENER
Played by Valentine Dyall
Kaiser Wilhelm gives orders for his shorthand typist to be executed, a German captain is given 24 hours to locate a missing female agent, and an unconvincing imposter is sent to Paris to deliver a coded message.

"He did do, Sir, but as soon as his chicken ran out of bullets, I overpowered him."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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EPISODE 5

1971 A.D.
COME IN AND LIE DOWN

Originally broadcast: 5 February 1971
Directed by: Maurice Murphy
Written by: John Cleese
MORE OF THE CAST
GAS MAN
Played by Michael Bates
IMAGINARY MAN
Played by Ian Trigger
A man walks into a psychiatrist's office claiming to be the gas man, a confession comes with details about a man in a Robin Hood hat, and things get complicated when the mysterious figure suddenly appears.

"He said he wasn't even there, and only a loony would think he was. And how can he go away if he wasn't there? He'd have to arrive first."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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EPISODE 6

2774 A.D.
ALL THE WORLD'S A STOOGE

Originally broadcast: 12 February 1971
Directed by: Maurice Murphy
Written by: Ronnie Barker
MORE OF THE CAST
ARCH FUNSTER
Played by Michael Hordern
PRINCESS HYSTERIA
Played by Joyce Grant
CHEEKY
Played by Lesley-Anne Down
DOCTOR
Played by Jack Tripp
TARTY
Played by Joy Stewart
ATLAS
Played by Victor Maddern
The people of Happy Happy Land watch on as their leader slips away, his son tells his family that he's sick of having to be funny all the time, and an order is given for reindoctrination before he can take to the throne.

"For humour is laughter, and laughter is happiness. That of all the creatures on the earth, man is the only creature that can laugh... apart from hyenas... they don't count. But man can laugh, and count."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2
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Part of the
British Comedy Collection
Ronnie Barker shows off his talents in six very different standalone sitcom episodes. Three of them would go on to be used in bigger projects.

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