British actor Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock on Are You Being Served?, died in his sleep in his London home Saturday, The Associated Press reports. He was 92.
Wisdom's character works for Grimsdale's Dairy as a milkman, in competition with Consolidated Dairies, an ever-growing rival company under the management of Walter Hunter (played by Jerry Desmonde). Much of the humor centers on classic slapstick comedy, with Norman encountering various comedic escapades. These include being dragged around Mr. Hunter's garden by an errant lawnmower and using the fire brigade's high pressure hosepipes to blast firemen off their ladders, after being called to a suspected fire at Consolidated Dairies' HQ.
Another stab at Henry Fielding's hilarious novel about the amorous misadventures of a dashing young man in 18th century England. The brilliant 1963 version, starring Albert Finney as the lusty hero, won four Oscars.
American director Richard Lester getting wacky with British pop stars Helen Shapiro and Craig Douglas, fighting for their local music scene, setting up a more muscular bit by Virginia born rockabilly Gene Vincent, in Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
In the underground, Father (Arthur Lowe) finds 17-months pregnant Penelope (Rita Tushingham) with Alan (Richard Warwick), then Nurse (Marty Feldman) examines Lord Fortnum (Ralph Richardson), in Richard Lester's post-nuclear-war comedy The Bed Sitting Room, 1969.
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The Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay, Gosford Park is a whodunit as only director Robert Altman could do it. As a hunting party gathers at the country estate, no one is aware that before the weekend is over, someone will be murdered - twice! The police are baffled but the all-seeing, all-hearing servants know that almost everyone had a motive. This critically-acclaimed murder mystery features a who's who of celebrated actors. With a diverse cast of characters - all with something to hide - it'll keep you guessing right to the surprising end. Gosford Park proves that murder can be such an inconvenience.
As a hunting party gathers at the country estate, no one is aware that before the weekend is over, someone will be murdered twice! The police are baffled but the all seeing, all hearing servants know that almost everyone had a motive.
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