Tuesday 22 December 2020

Only When I Laugh: Away For Christmas (1981)

In this fourth, festive feature we take a pharmaceutical turn and find Velvet and Blackout in a hospital ward of all places with three unlikely, supposedly-ailing acquaintances courtesy of Yorkshire Television’s 1981 Christmas edition of the sitcom Only When I Laugh. On initial examination, it would seem that costume in the form of elegant gentleman’s pyjama-wear is in good health however a melancholic malaise has manifested in the form of cassette-derived, concocted, comedy cackling.

Can one be lucky enough to find the beautiful jade green and gold satin sartorial symphony that is Glover’s pyjamas still lying in a skip in Kirkstall Road? Is it possible to pronounce the surname of an amiable sitcom character with terror-inducing and demonic undertones? When did the heinous act of arson become a justified and seasonal plot point for a Christmas comedy? Listen on for a full diagnosis…

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