You have to watch it because, if you enjoy this blog, it is right up your street, spoofing as it does the British Film Industry from Ealing to Hammer, Carry On's to Confessions Of... and lastly Handmade films with pitch perfect satirical imitations that glow with utter fondness for not only the films and personalities they are sending up but also those BBC4 documentaries that explore such long forgotten gems.
I especially enjoyed Kelly Adams (of Holby City and most recently Hustle) as a Barbara Windsor/Margaret Nolan style starlet appearing in the Carry On style series 'Thumbs Up'. 'Thumbs Up Uranus' being my particular laugh out loud favourite of what was a brilliantly funny 45 minutes.
If you missed it, it is repeated on BBC4 later tonight at 12:35 and again in the week, Wednesday I think *I think*
One of the spoof Hammeresque film posters from the show
After seeing Capaldi live in The Ladykillers in its debut run at the Liverpool Everyman last year I thought that he, a performer I hold in high esteem, had reached his pinnacle, but he wrote, directed and presented this and once again has blown me away.
If you missed it, watch it, please