Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New to the library:

This award winning British comedy series debuted in 1989 and ran for two seasons. It is an odd couple story of two dissimilar families brought together by the shotgun marriage of their children. The pregnant brides’ parents are middle-class snobs while the grooms’ parents are working class and proud of it. Fortunately for all, the families only get together at “do’s” (weddings, funerals, etc.). Bringing these two families and their friends together leads to both hilarity and occasionally to heartache. This satire of British snobbery and class consciousness is also a story of familiar personality types and the mischief and troubles in which they can find themselves. Written by David Nobbs and starring David Jason and Nicola Pagett, this series won awards for best television series, best actor and actress. Although it is not as funny throughout as some British comedies, “A Bit of a Do” is an appealing TV series that holds your interest.

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