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Gloomsbury

The Complete Series 1-5 of the Hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy
By: Sue Limb
Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, Comedy
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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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  • Robert R.
  • 17-03-20

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.