Post by I used to think I was a parrot on Feb 1, 2016 23:03:35 GMT
I watched some of this on Youtube recently. Bizarrely enough I'd never heard of it.
I found out about it after looking at the Sorry! Wikipedia (which I have been watching on BBC4); the Sorry! writers wrote Comrade Dad.
It's quite funny - George is hilarious trying to make the best of the "soviet style" food etc. But perhaps works more as a series of short sketches rather than a sitcom, which is maybe why they did not make many.
According to my TV Guide, today in 1986, we were watching Comrade Dad, "George Cole took time out from his role as Arthur Daley to play Reg Dudgeon in BBC2s Comrade Dad. The satire, set in a Communist Britain, proved less of a nice little earner for George than Minder as it was axed after just one series" Have to admit, this one slipped past me.
Fair play, you have to hand it to GC in the 80s - super popular as Arthur Daley on ITV he lands himself a BBC sitcom 'Comrade Dad' (as well aa 'Blott on the Landscape') on the BBC. There cannot have been many to have shows on both major channels at the same time during this period.
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Daley & McCann are, as good as, holding hands, on the exercise yard, in the scrubs.