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Summary

Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group.

A stellar cast, including Roger Lloyd-Pack, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

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Hours of laughter

I bought this because of the talented cast and specifically the comedic talents of Miriam Margoyles and Alison Steadman!

Farcical fun at its best, supremely suited to the audio medium. Cleverly written by Sue Limb. This would make a phenominal TV series, handled by the right director and cast. Miriam and Alison have to be in it. Penelope Keith, Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley and Miranda Richardson to name but a few would shine in a TV production.

The series was a delight from beginning to end and has piqued my interest in finding out more about the actual Bloomsbury set. My only disappointment was the series ended....

Super value as the whole series 1-5 is available for 1 credit.

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Brilliantly Clever and Hillarious

One of my very favourites from the BBC. Wonderful acting, fab, witty stories and characterisation. The literary references are so funny and the name changes make me giggle!! Sue Limb is a genius!

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An excellent, well observed, voice extravaganza.

propels you into an alternative version of the Bloomsbury group's day to day incompetencies. such outstanding voice acting. Alison Steadmans Virginia Woolf is joyous.

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Simply marvellous!

Very funny, clever and extremely silly. Excellent performances all round. Ideal for cheering oneself up.

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totally fabulous darling!

'a listen to' time and time again......best appreciated sitting out in the garden amongst what ever is growing!😁

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Absolutely love this, please write more!

I can listen to these series over and again, they are brilliant, clever and very funny. I hope there are more on the way.

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Superb literary comedy

Perfect from beginning to end. Hilarious and erudite in equal measure - as summed up in the names: Vera Sackcloth-Vest, D.H. Lollipop, Alice B. Topless, Ernest Hamming-Away, James Voice. Flawless performances from Miriam Margoles, Alison Steadman and Morwenna Banks. Having binged all 30 episodes over the course of a few weeks I am in mourning! But not quite - because it bears (and even rewards) repeated listening. Absolutely first rate!

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Gloomsbury

I thought it was hilarious-hope there will be more! The actors are brilliant and I couldn’t stop listening 😊👏🏻👏🏻

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Great Entertainment

The first four series are as good as anything the comic master P G Wodehouse ever wrote. In the fifth series there is a change of mood when you really start to empathize with the characters, As with all good comedy you realise you aren't just laughing at the situation but that you love the characters involved. Sackclothe~Vest is magnificent as is Henry.

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Should have quit with Series 4

The music in this is annoying beyond belief. The stories are entertaining, and the cast does wonders with the material they're given, but by Series 5 it just seemed to be filler and lacking in the particular brand of magic of the preceding parts.

If you get a chance to buy the DVD of Alison Steadman in Abigail's Party, do so. It's a classic and she's fantastic.

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