Great British Actors: Leslie Phillips DVD
Starring Leslie Phillips, Susan Beaumont, Bill Fraser, Brian Rix, Joanna Lumley, Joan Sims, Anita Graham, Derek Royle, Peggy Cummins, Hattie Jacques, James Booth
Directed by David Eady
Triple bill of British comedies starring Leslie Phillips.
In 'The Man Who Liked Funerals' (1959) Simon Hurd (Phillips) takes it upon himself to raise the necessary finances to keep the local youth club open.
But he uses a peculiar technique to do so - he attends funerals and blackmails mourners into giving him money by threatening to reveal unfortunate stories about them to the press.
However, he may regret his pitches after potentially meeting his match...
In 'Don't Just Lie There, Say Something' (1974) Phillips stars as Sir William Mainwaring-Brown, a Government minister with a roving eye who has just introduced a bill to combat libertarian behaviour in Britain.
Sir William, however, is having affairs with both his secretary Miss Parkyn (Joanna Lumley) and Wendy (Anita Graham), the wife of an eminent reporter.
A group of hippies who oppose the bill seek to derail his campaign by discrediting co-founders Sir William and his best friend Barry Ovis (Brian Rix).
In 'In the Doghouse' (1962) Phillips and James Booth star as rival vets.
After ten long years of training, Jimmy Fox-Upton (Phillips) finally qualifies as a vet and opens his own practice.
Settled in London, Jimmy opposes the money-grabbing ways of his fellow graduate Bob Skeffington (Booth) and sets about exposing his lucrative equine export scam.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5060105723827
- Catalogue number: STW0131
- Studio: Strawberrry
- Release date: 08/08/2016
- Genre: Comedy
- Colour: Col & B/W