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Cast: Gordon Wharmby, Tom Owen, Juliette Kaplan, Russ Abbot, Josephine Tewson, Brian Wilde, John Cleese, Blake Butler, Barbara Young, Trevor Bannister, Jonathan Linsley, Michael Aldridge, Mike Grady, Dora Bryan, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe, Michael Bates, Peter Sallis, June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, Sarah Thomas, Bill Owen, Louis Emerick, John Comer, Ken Kitson, Thora Hird, Burt Kwouk, Jean Alexander, Brian Murphy, Jane Freeman, Keith Clifford, Stephen Lewis, Julie T. Wallace, Joe Gladwin, Jean Fergusson, Rosemary Martin, Danny O'Dea LESS
The longest running comedy series in the world started out, as many British comedy successes did, with a 1973 episode of the BBC series "Comedy Playhouse". The basis was simple but complex at the... MORE
The longest running comedy series in the world started out, as many British comedy successes did, with a 1973 episode of the BBC series "Comedy Playhouse". The basis was simple but complex at the same time. It tells us the stories of three old men, who in all essence couldn't be more young at heart. The original trio consisted of Bill Owen, as Compo Simmonite, the scruffiest man in Yorkshire, with only two passions in life: his ferrets and Nora Batty (Kathy Staff). The second man of the group, Norman Clegg, played by Peter Sallis, was from the beginning shown as the most timid of the group, and also the one who gets carried away by the crazy ideas and schemes of his companions, which always seem to get him in trouble. Initially the third man of the group was Blamire, played by Michael Bates, but he was soon replaced by Foggy Dewhurst (Brian Wilde) who always seems to have a scheme or a story that somehow leads to his old days as a war hero... or so he says. In 1986 Bri LESS
Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/arts/exhibit/islamic-art-mirror-invisible-world/ Marvel at the ingenuity of the Taj Mahal, the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and the community preservation of the Great Mosque of Djenne in ISLAMIC ART: MIRROR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD. Travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam. From the extraordinary array of metalwork, textiles, paintings and architecture that illuminate the culture, filmmaker Rob Gardner sheds light on the shared histories of western and Islamic societies, revealing more continuity than division. Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates. ISLAMIC ART premieres on PBS Friday, July 6, 2012 at 9pm and is part of the PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL.
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