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Six Dates With Barker - 01 - 1937, The Removals Person.avi (Size: 2.33 GB) (Files: 6)

 Six Dates With Barker - 01 - 1937, The Removals Person.avi

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 Six Dates With Barker - 02 - 1899, The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town.avi

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 Six Dates With Barker - 03 - 1970, The Odd Job.avi

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 Six Dates With Barker - 04 - 1915, Lola.avi

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 Six Dates With Barker - 05 - 1971, Come In And Lie Down.avi

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 Six Dates With Barker - 06 - 2774 AD, All The World's A Stooge.avi

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Six Dates With Barker were a series of six one-off, half hour situation comedies showcasing the talents of Ronnie Barker. All were broadcast by London Weekend Television early in 1971. All episodes were produced in colour except The Odd Job, which was made in black and white due to a strike.

Six Dates With Barker ably showcases the sheer versatility and humour of one of the great heroes of comedy. With scripts from such comic luminaries as John Cleese, Spike Milligan and Barker himself (writing as Gerald Wiley), the series had a different story for each show, ranging from The Phantom Raspberry Blower terrorising Victorian London to a far future where laughter is compulsory and grave consequences await those who don’t…



1. 1937: The Removals Person (8th January, 1971)

On Coronation Day, 1937, Mrs Vaile and her daughter are preparing to move from their fashionable London home but first their belongings need to be packed away and transported to Southampton. A simple enough task for any removal man, just as long as he is not so short sighted that he can't see beyond the end of his own nose. Enter one Ronnie Barker in the form of myopic removal man Fred. This episode, written by Hugh Leonard, was the basis for 'Clarence', RB's final TV series which was made 17 years later. And whilst 'Clarence' wasn't the most celebrated of Barker's work this particular episode, 'The Removals Person', finds him and co-star Josephine Tewson in fine form.

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2. 1899: The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town (15th January, 1971)

A mysterious figure who blows raspberries at people terrifies Victorian London. This was redone by Barker and his 'Two Ronnies' partner, Ronnie Corbett, just a few years later in episodic form as part of the two Ron's series. 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town' is probably one of the more disappointing episodes from this series. It is written by Spike Milligan and in typical Goonish style flits between straight comedy and the surreal, but it doesn't always work. Like a lot of Milligan's television material the story has moments of sparkling wit and high comedy followed by long periods when, well it just doesn't work. Milligan fans, and a number of Barker fan's too, will probably love it, though.

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3. 1970: The Odd Job (22nd January, 1971)

Episode three is by far the highlight of the series. 'The Odd Job' sees Barker as Arthur Harriman, a man who, every Friday without fail, takes a nice bunch of flowers home to his wife. However, the predictability of her husband, daffodils every Easter, Chocolates every birthday and a sensible nightie every anniversary, has left Kitty Harriman, played by the wonderful Joan Sims, driven to the point of no return. As she packs her bag and leaves him, Arthur threatens to kill himself. But the poor man has no idea how to go about it. It's at that point that odd-job man Clive knocks on the door. Clive is played by a future king of comedy. David Jason produces a show-stealing perfomance as the inept assassin that Barker hires to do the dirty deed. But, as incompetent as he is, when Arthur changes his mind, he can't find away to call Clive off. The script by Ken Hoare and Mike Sharland was later adapted for a 1978 movie, which starred Graham Chapman, of 'Monty Python' fame, in the Barker role.

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4. 1915: Lola (29th January, 1971)

'Lola' is really a typical British farce. Set during the First World War it features Barker initially in the role of Fritz Braun, shorthand typist to head of German espionage Captain Otto von Diesel. When Fritz is fired from his job his boss orders his execution because he knows too much. In order to stay alive Fritz pretends to be a missing German spy, the only problem being that the spy is a female, Lola. This is of course an excuse for Barker to don drag for the remainder of the episode as he is sent on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Not the best in the series, although it features guest appearances from Freddie Jones as a randy but bumbling British Major and Valentine Dyall as Lord Kitchener. The episode pokes fun at the wartime Germans and the British in a way that ''Allo, 'Allo' would do to greater effect a few years later. Written by Ken Hoare and Mike Sharland.

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5. 1971: Come In And Lie Down (5th February, 1971)

'Come In And Lie Down' features Barker as a psychiatrist who is awaiting his first patient of the day. The patient is late but the gasman is waiting to read the gas meter. So Barker lets him in and it soon becomes clear that the gasman has certain problems of his own. Well he would do. He is actually the late patient who was too worried to come in as himself for fear of being tagged 'a loonie.' Mr Matty is being followed by a small man who wears a raincoat, a Robin Hood hat and is holding binoculars through which he watches him. The problem is - nobody else can see him except Matty. That is, until he appears from behind the back of a settee in the psychiatrist's office. This episode is written by John Cleese and is something of a forgotten gem. Both perfomances by Barker and special guest star Michael Bates, as the patient, sparkle from start to very unexpected finish, and within Bates' character one can detect the maniacal mannerisms of one Basil Fawlty.

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6. 2774 AD: All The World's A Stooge (12th February, 1971)

In 'All The World's A Stooge' we are transported to a time in Earth's future when all religion has been replaced by comedy. Any event and every event is accompanied by a joke and a smile. Even death. Barker plays Prince Boffo, who takes over as head of state when his father passes away during a televised death scene (but not before one last joke). The old man may die laughing but when Boffo begins to shed a tear for his dearly departed father, the television audience are at a loss to explain why their future leader is 'leaking from the eye'. Clearly this is a society where any emotion, apart from laughter, has long since been banned. It's an interesting subject for a half-hour comedy and its message becomes abundantly clear by the last scene. In the 1980s 'Doctor Who' visited just such a world in 'The Happiness Patrol'. The script for this one is credited to Gerald Wiley. It was still a few years before anyone knew this was the pen name for Ronnie Barker.

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Technical Note

One or two of these episodes suffer quite badly from video dropouts. Do not adjust your eyes...

Synopses courtesy of Television Heaven.

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