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It made more money than James Bond!

British SitcomsNew Year, new exciting 101 Films feature! Lewis and I have come up with yet another 101 Films podcast.

We’re becoming like a crisp/chip company with all our various ‘flavours’. Joining our standard podcast (the Ready Salted, if we’re going to stick with the crisp flavour analogy), our Specials (Salt and Vinegar) and our Extras (Cheese and Onion) is the Movie Marathon (erm… BBQ?).

In the Movie Marathons Lewis and I will watch several films in one go all based around a theme. Our first is on a subject that has popped up surprisingly often on our podcasts – British sitcoms turned into films. After much debate, with so many to pick from (see here for a full list), we decided to work our way through Till Death Do Us Part, On The Buses, Dad’s Army, Are You Being Served? and The Likely Lads.

Now, I’ll be honest dear listener, a couple of these we didn’t make it through as they were so, so poor. But there were also some real gems, as well as a few surprises. Enjoy!

If our Movie Marathon has piqued your interest in these films, you can buy The British Comedy Collection on DVD (all 12 discs of it!) from Amazon by clicking on the link (and we get a little bit of cash if you do – thanks in advance).

Anyway, without further ado, let us present our feature presentation:

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101 Films Movie Marathon 01 – British Sitcoms

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We’d love to hear your own film recommendations and suggestions for future themes for Movie Marathons. Please get in touch at 101filmsyoushouldhaveseen@gmail.com or leave a comment on the blog. Feel free to say nice things about us on iTunes!

Till Death Do Us Part – Director: Norman Cohen  Year of release: 1969  Studio/Distributor: British Lion Film  Country: UK

On The Buses – Director: Harry Booth  Year of release: 1971  Studio/Distributor: Hammer Film Productions  Country: UK

Dad’s Army Director: Norman Cohen  Year of release: 1971  Studio/Distributor: Norcon Film Productions, Columbia Pictures  Country: UK

Are You Being Served? – Director: Bob Kellet  Year of release: 1977  Studio/Distributor: EMI  Country: UK

The Likely Lads – Director: Michael Tuchner  Year of release: 1976  Studio/Distributor: Anglo-EMI Productions Ltd  Country: UK

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101 Films Movie Marathon 01 – British Sitcoms

New Year (more or less), new podcast format! After talking about it for ages, Lewis and Ian finally do a Movie Marathon; six hours of watching films based around a particular theme. And what better theme is there for the first Movie Marathon than films based on British sitcoms? Yes, that’s right, there were loads of better ideas. But we went for this one!

101 Films Movie Marathon 01 – British Sitcoms

Sean Connery in a wedding dress: what more do you want?

Are you feeling lost? Does your life feel strangely empty and without meaning? Even those confident types at 101 Films have suffered from this modern-day lack of spirituality. Well no more, for they have heard the word of God, and that word is ZARDOZ!

Yes this week Lewis and Ian pay homage to the giant-stone-flying-head film Zardoz. Listen as they discuss just how damn weird the film is, Sean Connery in a red nappy (of course), evil penises, admiring ambition even when it fails, Zardoz’s potential as a date movie, why people went to see On The Buses films in the 70s and how something so bad can be so interesting and enjoyable. They also get a bit carried away quoting dialogue. Sorry about that. ZARDOZ!

Without further ado, here’s this week’s feature presentation… Click below:

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Podcast 013 – Zardoz

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We’d love to hear your own film recommendations – please get in touch at 101filmsyoushouldhaveseen@gmail.com or leave a comment on the blog.

Director: John Boorman Year of release: 1974 Studio/Distributor: 20th Century Fox Country: United Kingdom

Podcast 013: Zardoz

This week Lewis and Ian pay homage to the giant-stone-flying-head film Zardoz. Listen as they discuss Sean Connery in a red nappy (of course), evil penises, Zardoz’s potential as a date movie, why people went to see On The Buses films in the 70s and how something so bad can be so interesting and enjoyable. They also get a bit carried away quoting dialogue. Sorry about that. ZARDOZ!

Podcast 013 – Zardoz

Womb with a view

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story has a particular resonance for 101 Films, featuring as it does two egotistical men who love the sounds of their own voices and who bicker and bumble their way through the adaptation of a novel that is confusing, meanders all over the place, and doesn’t really achieve what it sets out to do. We’ll let you draw your own parallels.

This week Lewis and Ian discuss how something can be post-modern before modernism existed, On The Buses, the boardgame Atmosfear, Kelly McDonald’s age, annoying members of the opposite sex and one of the UK’s great comic actors. His name? Steve Coogan (this is a reference to a joke in the podcast, so listen then read that bit again). Also we have a new feature – I’ve Got A Great Idea For A Movie. This one will run and run… Probably.

Without further ado, here’s this week’s feature presentation… Click below:

Or download and listen on your MP3 player of choice:

Podcast 008 – Tristram Shandy A Cock And Bull Story

OR subscribe on iTunes by clicking on the link below:

We’d love to hear your own film recommendations – please get in touch at 101filmsyoushouldhaveseen at gmail dot com or leave a comment on the blog.

Director: Michael Winterbottom Year of release: 2006 Studio/Distributor: BBC Films/Picturehouse (US) Country: UK

Podcast 008: Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story has a particular resonance for 101 Films, featuring as it does two egotistical men who love the sounds of their own voices and who bicker and bumble their way through the adaptation of a novel that is confusing, meanders all over the place, and doesn’t really achieve what it sets out to do. We’ll let you draw your own parallels.

Podcast 008 – Tristram Shandy A Cock And Bull Story