I’m binge watching 1981 to ‘83 at the moment. (Don’t ask).
I’ve reached March ‘83. (Alf Roberts is laid-up with a sprained ankle after tripping over one of lodger Bet Lynch’s shoes; Ken and Deirdre are in Malta; Eddie Yeats has bought-out Stan’s window round; Phyllis is doing her damndest (sp?) to move-in with Chalkie.......)
Two episodes per week, but brilliantly crafted IMO. Not at all like the production-line we see these days.
Having said that, and by way of contradiction, I’m surprised how many mistakes and line-fluffs are left in and not corrected. Perhaps the producers of the day felt it added realism.
The boom mic has made an appearance on 3 of the last 4 episodes I’ve watched too!
Notwithstanding, it’s an enjoyable trip down memory lane and showcasing legendary characters (Hilda, Stan, Elsie, Bet, Len, Rita, Mavis, Albert) portrayed by rather excellent actors! I have to say, I’d forgotten just how splendid some of these actors were. And never given the credit deserved.
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