Acorn Antiques DVD
Its been a long time since I saw this so I was really pleased when it was listed on Ebay, hilarious comedy from two of my favourite comediens Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. Its a spoof on a programme called Crossroads which was supposed to be a serious soap back in the day, but it was poorly put together,
Victoria Wood took the concept and wrote Acorn Antiques, this was so funny no matter what age you are it makes you laugh all the way through.
If yopu have never seen or heard of it I would advise anyone to purchase it, if you rremember it the first time round then you will want to see it all over again.
A great buy and thrilled its on DVD.
This was great. Laugh out loud in places. I didn't realise there were so many episodes, when they are all rolled into one it makes for a lot of viewing and some funny plots.
I really like Victoria Wood and decided to buy this to remind me how good Acorn Antiques was. I was not disappointed! Just the thing to cheer you up on a cold Winter's Day/Night.
Crossroads Spoof - Utter Genius!
This spoof soap was based on the Crossroads saga (1964-1988) and was absolutely hilarious.
Were Miss Babs and Miss Berta based on Meg Richardson and Tish Hope? Was Trixie Trouble Iris Scott or Jill Richardson, or a touch of both? As for Mrs Overall, her role as charlady was clearly based on Amy Turtle, but weren't her mannerisms and clothes (right down to the eponymous overall!) the spitting image of Mavis Hooper's?
As Crossroads moved "up-market", Acorn Antiques followed suit, incorporating a leisure centre into the antiques shop (!) and vertical blinds into the opening credits.
Brilliant spoof. Miss Babs, Mr Clifford, Miss Berta, Mrs Overall, Derek the handyman and the mysterious Mr Kenneth, I salute you!
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Wobbly sets, perfect miss-action, rib tickling gags - Victoria Wood at her best!!. Relive the fabulous acorn antiques again and again. Miss bertie and Mrs overall in your living room. Fabulous value.
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Acorn Antiques full of wonderful corn.
I just love the character Mrs. Overall as brought to life by Julie Walters. She is very ably supported by the rest of the cast. Acorn Antiques is a superb
mickey take of the soaps of the late fifties and early sixties. It even includes wobbly scenery! British comedy at its best.
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