A fantastic compilation from one of Britain’s best loved comedians!
Join Eric Sykes for a collection of his most hilarious shows with guest stars including Tommy Cooper, Richard Briers, Sylvia Simms, Jimmy Edwards, Rula Lenska, Joanna Lumley, Roy Kinnear, Henry Cooper, Lionel Blair, Spike Milligan and many more…
If You Go Down In The Woods Today – Eric Sykes plays a scoutmaster who takes eight scouts camping in peaceful Tangle Woods. When he and one of the cubs become lost, their hilarious adventures are monitored by the Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, MI5 and a bunch of crooks, almost turning Tangle Woods into Armageddon.
Rhubarb, Rhubarb – In this silent comic masterpiece, Eric Sykes stars as a golf-playing police inspector who meets his match in the local vicar. In a no holes barred game of golf, the outcome is dependent on divine intervention.
The Plank – Among an extraordinary cast of famous faces, Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe play two builders who find they’re missing a floorboard. As they go across town and back with a new one, they cause mayhem. The Plank has no dialogue but relies on sound effects and visual gags for its comic impact. A Montreux Award-winner.
Mr H Is Late – Following the brilliant comic tradition of his other Montreux Comedy prize-winners, Eric Sykes’ silent film makes gestures speak louder than words. When a coffin on the 26th floor has to be delivered to the church, there’s total chaos – and riotous comedy with over a dozen famous faces caught up in the confusion.
It’s Your Move – Eric Sykes’ silent piece stars an impressive array of British comic talent, in a story of a young couple moving house, and the hilarious mayhem which ensues when the removal men take over. Another Montreux Award-winner.
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Eric wrote for many of the stars of radio and then television, before becoming a star in his own right. This compilation of four short films, is a great example of his work. Sadly, most of the stars who appear in these films, like the man himself, are no longer alive.
It's Eric Sykes for God's sake, need I say more ? The Plank . . how great is that ? How can any one complain about a compilation of Sykes for such a price. Classic stuff.
Comedy is a treacherous medium for anyone in show business. You spend a lifetime building up a comic persona, you work hard to understand how to make people laugh, to a point where you might just believe those around you when they describe you as a Comic Midas, anything you touch becomes pure comic gold. Eric Sykes worked hard at his craft of entertaining people, and against a growing list of ailments beginning with deafness. This disc is a testimony of that hard work in comedy. However it also contains material whose experimental humor has not made a successful transit through time, such as 'Rhubarb Rhubarb'. Perhaps an instance of an acceptance of that Comic Midas mantle? Nevertheless it does contain the classic 'The Plank', as well as a nostalgic review of some of the really great work of this great artist, and a host of other comedy greats as well.