Nano Num-Nums No 17

Hugh Dennis is a fab stand up with the sort of face that needs ironing; his greatest TV success is with Outnumbered. This is the story of a family where the children run the show. Here we have Karen the baby of the family, now at secondary school, coming up against the headmistress. Or here’s what happens when Jake, the eldest, gets a tattoo.

Dennis has a longstanding double act with Steve Punt. Here there are, in their early days on Jasper Carrot’s show (of which more anon).

Maggie Smith is  a fantastic comic actress, well actress. Here are some bon mots from the pen of Julian Fellowes on Downton.

And my final cheat, Matt Lucas in Little Britain and his Daffyd Thomas. A warning; it is very rude.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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2 Responses to Nano Num-Nums No 17

  1. Charli Mills says:

    The first scene really got to me–child against the world. I want a gold star for breathing! Oh man, Lord of Flies as example of what happens when children make the rules. That’s bending the idea a bit. Makes me want to see the head-mistress go down!

    God that was Frightening is so true still! Not in my kitchen, mind you, because butter makes everything safe to eat. 🙂 Thanks for the Num-Nums!


  2. I skipped right to Maggie. She is one of the most amazing actresses. I ❤ her! And that role… It was written for her. "Shit the Dowager Says" is priceless. I am passing that on to many… Thank you for finding that!

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