British TV comedy series. Top British comedy writers Galton and Simpson utilise the talents of comedian Paul Merton to revisit some of their past glories. Merton's deadpan delivery, a la Tony Hancock, is perfectly suited to showcase these classic sketches from a golden era in British comedy.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... - The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins - Netflix
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a 1971 British comedy film directed and produced by Graham Stark. Its title is a conflation of The Magnificent Seven and the seven deadly sins. It comprises a sequence of seven sketches, each representing a sin and written by an array of British comedy-writing talent. The sketches are linked by animation sequences. The music score is by British jazz musician Roy Budd, cinematography by Harvey Harrison and editing by Rod Nelson-Keys and Roy Piper. It was produced by Tigon Pictures and distributed in the U.K. by Tigon Film Distributors Ltd..
Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... - Avarice - Netflix
The first segment, “Avarice”, is written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. In this segment, a 50p coin falls down a drain and a rich man (Whitsun-Jones) orders his chauffeur (Forsyth) to retrieve it. A fisherman (Hudd) attempts to fish it out. The chauffeur's efforts result only in the coin dropping farther down into the sewer. Other people become involved in the search, including a policewoman (Sims) and one of the workers in the sewer. In the end the rich man, seeing the sewage on the chauffeur, fires him but then falls straight into the open sewer. The chauffeur drops the coin in after him and after replacing the manhole cover, walks away with a purposeful stride.