Tag Archives: Paula Wilcox

Upstart Crow: Series Two. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: David Mitchell, Gemma Whelen, Liza Tarbuck, Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox, Helen Monks, Tim Downie, Dominic Coleman, Mark Heap, Rob Rouse, Steve Spiers, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Adam Harley.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Ben Elton, one of the prestigious and prolific comedy writers of his generation, was asked to step in and take what was a perhaps seen as a series that confused some, baffled others and had those who had the wherewithal to not only admire Rowan Atkinson but who also understood the intricacies of historical comedy, heavily borrowing dialogue from William Shakespeare, to the absolute heights of the British comedy mountain.

Still Open All Hours, Television Review. Series One.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: David Jason, Lynda Baron, James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Johnny Vegas, Brigit Forsyth, Tim Healy, Kulvinder Ghir, Sally Lindsay, Nina Wadia, Barry Elliott, Mark Williams, Paula Wilcox, Vicki Pepperdine, Emily Fleeshman.

Over 40 years have passed since the immortal Ronnie Barker stuttered onto the screens of the nation as the tight fisted, corner shop owning Albert Arkwright. It was the days when Ronnie Barker was the B.B.C.’s comedy giant, when he was the lord of all he surveyed, from the Two Ronnies, to the phenomenal Porridge and of course the might of the Roy Clarke written Open All Hours, all he touched turned to gold.