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a right carry on

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the sobbing cavalier

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cast
 

Lovelace Sid James
Houndsbotham Jack Douglas
Sarah Barbara Windsor
Kate Joan Sims
Oliver Cromwell Peter Butterworth
Colonel David Lodge
Cavalier Brian Osbourne
Captain Bernard Holley
   
Screenplay Dave Freeman
Producer Gerald Thomas
Director Alan Tarrant

broadcast

Sunday January 18th 1975 at 7.25pm on ITV

plot

It's the middle of the English Civil war, and military leader Oliver Cromwell and his army of Roundheads are fighting King Charles and his Cavaliers. Caught up in the middle of these proceedings is Sir Jethro who has received letters from both sides threatening chattel sequestration if he supports the other side, therefore he's keen to be on the winning side. Unfortunately this is proving to be a more tricky task than anticipated as his bother-in-law Lovelace is a dedicated Royalist and is hiding out in the house disguised as the cook. With the Roundheads closing in, the sticky situation becomes even stickier.

review

An OK romp. Nothing to write home about though. Again, the regulars are good, but the script lets them down. Are you seeing a pattern emerge?

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