Friday 8 July 2022

Supergran / George & The Dragon

It's the show that asks: the sun might always shine on TV, but what happens when that TV is showing North Tyneside? The gang at MountPeg Towers are all about respecting their elders, so the prospect of spending a double-shift in company where this will be expected leads now to some industrial level tongue-biting....

Only joking! It's business as snarky usual when The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour runs into a pair of older ladies who, quite frankly, are more than cut out to look after themselves. Our first port of call is a date with Supergran and her desaturated origin story, before later alighting in the Southern counties to see Dame Pegatha Mountbatten herself in George & The Dragon where at least the whole thing is supposed to be in black and white.

Who signed that off? (the first one) Who thought that would be an appropriate opening? (the second one) Who's watching this in the twenty first century when The Stranger Things is on? (both)

You can have a good laugh at the answer to the third of those at least, by pressing Play...

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Broadcast: Sunday 20 January 1985, 16:30
Production/Channel: Tyne Tees, ITV
Writer: Jenny McDade
Music: Billy Connolly, Phil Coulter, Anthony Isaac
Producer/Director: Keith Richardson, Anthony Simmons
Starring: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Lee Marshall, Bill Shine, Holly English, Iam Towell

George & The Dragon
Broadcast: Saturday 19 November 1966, 20:40
Production/Channel: ATV, ITV
Writer: Vince Powell, Harry Driver
Music: Tom Springfield
Producer/Director: Alan Tarrant, Shaun O'Riordan
Starring: Peggy Mount, Sid James, John Le Mesurier, Keith Marsh, Noel Davis, John Carlin

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