The Crackerjack Pantomime: Robinson Crusoe
The Friday favourite enters the panto season and enlists some fine cameos along the way.
Dir Robin Nash
With Peter Glaze, Don Maclean, Ed Stewart, Jan Hunt
Various BBC sitcom stars (John Laurie, John Inman, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle) joined the regular Crackerjack cast for this slapstick-heavy romp with a sprinkling of intentionally corny jokes, some of which may offend the sensibilities of a modern audience and demonstrate how things have changed.
+ The Goodies: Snow White 2
ITV 1981. Dir Bob Spiers. With Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor. 25min
In their typical, lightning-paced and zany style, The Goodies brilliantly deconstruct the entire pantomime tradition.