A Bit Of A Do: Complete Series 1 And 2

05/01/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 05/01/2004
  |  650 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

All 13 episodes of David Nobbs' popular comedy based around the various social functions attended by manufacturer Ted Simcock (David Jason) and dentist Laurence Rodenhurst (Paul Chapman), along with their wives and friends, in a small Yorkshire town. Over the course of the different 'dos', various adulterous liaisons and scandals unfold. In 'The White Wedding', the unconventional behaviour of the groom's father and the bride's mother make it a day to remember when Jenny, the daughter of a snobbish dentist, marries the unkempt son of the socially inferior Simcocks. In 'The Dentists' Dinner Dance', Laurence is disappointed when the events of the wedding detract from his enjoyment of the annual dentists' dinner dance. In 'The Angling Club Christmas Party', Ted makes the mistake of inviting Laurence to witness his last-ever evening as chairman of the local angling club. 'The Charity Horse-Racing Evening' sees the guests - rather than the horses - battling it out at the annual race night. In 'The Crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken', Paul and Jenny plan a big shock for the host of the battery chicken industry's annual beauty contest. Whilst in 'The Registry Office Wedding', the Simcocks, Rodenhursts and friends reconvene for another wedding - but there are some surprises in store that will ensure the ceremony goes with a bang. In 'The Church Wedding', Ted's ex-wife is getting married to a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate more than ten years younger than she is. In 'The Christening', there are problems at the christening of Neville (Michael Jayston) and Liz's baby when the baby's real father shows up. There's no love lost between Rita (Gwen Taylor) and Liz in 'The Grand Opening of Sillitoe's'. 'The Farewell Party' sees Ted marking his departure with an extravagant party - but disaster is never far away. In 'The Inauguration of the Outer Inner Relief Ring Road', Councillor Simcock is rudely reminded that there's no such thing as a private life when you're in the public eye. Ted Simcock makes the best of a sad occasion in 'The Funeral'. Finally, in 'The Civil Wedding', the wedding party in the Sir Leonard Hutton room looks set to run smoothly at last - but what exactly is going on in the Geoffrey Boycott room?

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