"Hello Cheeky DVD"
05/06/2010 03:07 GMT
Posted by lisa
Thanks to Andrew Pixley, Ian Greaves, and Andrew Williams for all posting or passing along the news that Network DVD has announced a release of all surviving episodes of "Hello Cheeky", the Yorkshire TV version of the hit 1970's radio show starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin and Barry Cryer.
The DVD is scheduled for release in the UK on July 19th. It can be ordered from Network's website.
Here are the details from that page:
Hello Cheeky fearlessly brought Radio Two’s long-running 1970s comedy show to television, featuring the legendary talents of Goodies star Tim Brooke-Taylor, fellow I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue stalwart and comedy writer Barry Cryer, and writer and actor John Junkin; composer Denis King provided musical accompaniment (and frequently became the object of ridicule for the other three).
The half-hour shows were pre-recorded in front of a live audience and replicated the original series’ trademark mix of preposterous sketches, appalling jokes, raillery and general silliness. Improvisation abounded, with the occasional blunder retained in an irreverent approach summed up by Cryer as ‘Laugh-In without the gloss, only desperation and rot’. A typical show might feature advice on looking after an armadillo, teaching your dog to samba or making your very own space rocket from a yard of lint, an operation on a false moustache, or even a gala dinner with the officers and crew of the Nancie Celeste...
This first-time release on DVD contains all 12 existing episodes from 1976. Unfortunately episode 10 no longer exists in the archive.
Parts of Tim, John and Barry appear by permission of the Official Receiver. Other parts are played by people, with the exception of Denis King who appears by arrangement with the Natural History Museum.
Catalogue Number: 7953267
Time: 300 mins approx
Region: 2 / PAL
Sound: Mono / English
Picture: 1.33:1 / Colour
Number of Discs: 2