Anyone for Denis?
Written by actor, best-selling author and noted satirist John Wells – and based on his and Richard Ingrams' hilarious Dear Bill letters for Private Eye – Anyone for Denis? was a major West End hit in the early 1980s and remains an unequivocally high watermark of British farce.
Starring Wells himself as the much-put-upon Denis and Angela Thorne in an arguably career-best performance as The Iron Lady, a remarkable supporting cast includes Robert Stephens, Joan Sanderson, Alfred Molina, Roy Kinnear, Nicky Henson and John Cater. This television adaptation for Thames Television – one of the hits of the ITV network's 1982 Christmas season – was directed award-winning writer/director (and comedy legend in his own right) Dick Clement.
While Maggie is away at a Euro-Conference, Denis invites two of his drinking chums for a weekend of mischief at Chequers. Things start to go seriously wrong, however, when she returns unexpectedly and mistakes her husband's friends for EEC Commissioners!
- Number of Discs
- 1.33: 1 / Colour
- Mono / English
- 2 / PAL
- 76 mins