Leslie Phillips, Bob Monkhouse, Patricia Hayes, Harry H. Corbett, David Jason, Jimmy Edwards and Richard O'Sullivan are just a few of the legendary performers starring in this collection of humorous plays penned by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson the legendary writing writing team whose timeless credits include both Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.Following the same format that had proved so effective with their earlier run of plays for Comedy Playhouse, this series consists of six shows:The Suit: starring Leslie Phillips and Bill OddieA married man falls victim... to a rather embarrassing burglary.Friends in High Places: starring Bob Monkhouse and Patricia HayesA 55-year-old wishes to be young again and his wish is granted!Never Talk to Strangers: starring Harry H. Corbett and Rosemary LeachTwo lonely people have a chance to find happiness together.Don't Dilly Dally on the Way: staring Jimmy Edwards and David JasonAfter 23 years in the same bungalow, a couple prepares to move house.Pity Poor Edie... Married to Him: starring Milo O'Shea and Gwendolyn WattsWhat happens to a marriage when the breadwinner finds she is expecting?An Extra Bunch of Daffodils: starring Stratford Johns and Patsy RowlandsA man who has buried five heavily insured wives begins a search for his sixth [show more]
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Collection of televised plays written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and performed by some of the greatest comedy actors of their time including Leslie Phillips, Bob Monkhouse and Patricia Hayes. Given their success with 'Hancock's Half Hour' and 'Steptoe and Son' among others, Galton and Simpson used the same format to produce these six comedy plays. 'The Suit' sees a married man caught up in an embarrassing burglary. 'Friends in High Places' depicts a 55-year-old man whose wish for a return to his youth is granted. 'Never Talk to Strangers' involves two lonely people who may be able to help each other. 'Don't Dilly Dally On the Way' shows a couple about to move house after 23 years staying in a bungalow. 'Pity Poor Edie...Married to Him' involves a working woman whose life is complicated by the discovery that she is pregnant. Finally, 'An Extra Bunch of Daffodils' depicts a man who has already lost five wives, all of whom were highly insured, and is searching for a sixth.