Comedy legend Ronnie Barker becomes a man of a thousand faces, demonstrating his versatility in six hilarious tales, each from a different historical period. Written by some of BritainGÇÖs best-loved talent (John Cleese, Spike Milligan), the folk of Victorian London are terrorised by the Phantom Raspberry Blower; an odd job man is given a odd job; and when comedy becomes a religion, you could die...for not laughing! 1. 1937: The Removals Person Whilst a home owner watches the Coronation, Fred, a short-sighted removals man causes havoc. Starring Ronnie Barker, Joan Benham and Christopher Timothy. Written by Hugh Leonard 2. 1899: The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town Londoners become terrorised by a mysterious Jack The Ripper figure who blows raspberries at his victims. Starring Ronnie Barker, Alan Curtis and Moira Foot. Written by Spike Milligan. 3. 1970: The Odd Job* When Arthur Harriman's wife leaves him, he hires an odd job man to kill him by surprise, as he can't bring himself to commit suicide. But when his wife returns, Arthur finds the "contract" difficult to cancel. Starring Ronnie Barker, David Jason and Joan Sims. Written by Bernard McKenna. * This episode was produced in black and white due to industrial action undertaken at the time. 4. 1915: Lola During World War I, a top female agent goes missing thanks to the German Head of Espionage ineptitude of monitoring her movements. Starring Ronnie Barker, Freddie Jones and Valentine Dyall. Written by Mike Sharland. 5. 1971: Come In and Lie Down Psychiatrist Dr. Swanton must deal with a terrified patient who poses as a gasman to avoid being labeled a loony. Starring Ronnie Barker and Michael Bates. Written by John Cleese. 6. 2774 AD: All The World's A Stooge It's the future, and jokes have become a mandatory for living - taking the place of religion. If you don't join in, you could die for not laughing. Starring Ronnie Barker, Lesley-Anne Down and Michael Horden. Written by Gerald Wiley. From a Story by Maurice Murphy and Gerald Wiley.
Six Dates with Barker