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HARDWICKE HOUSE - Complete Series - Rik Mayall Roy Kinnear (DVD)

DVD - Digitally Remastered (All 7 episodes complete for the first time!)

Infamous school based sitcom that caused such an outcry it was pulled after 2 episodes.

Hardwicke House was a school-based sitcom made in 1987. It was one of the first attempts to fuse the values of alternative and traditional comedy, taking the style of humour and subject matter that were typical of shows like The Comic Strip Presents... and Who Dares Wins,
and presenting them in the format - and indeed the timeslot - of a straightforward TV sitcom. Audiences clearly weren't ready for this, as the two episodes of Hardwicke House that made it to the screen were greeted with an overwhelming barrage of outrage from viewers and tabloid newspapers alike.
In the midst of the overinflated controversy, ITV got cold feet and withdrew the remainder of the series, and the other five episodes remain unseen to this day.

The school's hapless headmaster, R G Wickham, was an alcoholic; deputy head (Mr Mackintosh) took a lewd pleasure in watching the sixth-form girls play hockey; French mistress Ms Crabbe was a fanatical cause supporter; PE teacher Mr Savage lived up to his name; Head of English Mr Fowl had twice murdered to climb his way up the pedagogic ladder; history teacher Dick Flashman was a spiv; maths teacher Mr Magnusson was a lunatic Icelandic prone to eating raw fish.


STARRING:

Roy Kinnear ........................... Mr. Wickham
Roger Sloman ........................ Paul Mackintosh
Pam Ferris ............................ Cynthia Crabbe
Granville Saxton ..................... Herbert Fowl
Gavin Richards ...................... Dick Flashman
Duncan Preston ..................... Erik 'Moose' Magnusson
Tony Haygarth ....................... Harry Savage
Nick Wilton ........................... Peter Philpott
Kevin Allen ............................ Slasher Bates
Liz Fraser  ............................ Agnes
Micky O'Donoughue  ............. Ernie
Paul Spurrier  ....................... Spotty

Guest Stars:   Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson


Time: 200 mins approx
Region: 2, 4, / PAL
Subtitles: None
Sound: Mono
Picture: 1.33:1 / Colour
Number of Discs: 1
Classification: M

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