Saturday, 6 August 2011
The plots were pretty much the same each week (Benny finding a new way to relieve Wally of his 'hard' earned cash ), but it was frequently hilarious. Mullard is on good form here. Mike Reid was hilarious as Benny and his scenes with Wally were undeniably the best part of the show. There was a memorable scene in one episode in which Benny was berating Wally for his lack of culinary skills. ''When you were a nipper, I used to cook your breakfast!'', says Wally. Benny's response: ''Oh yeah, I remember when you used to make Welsh Rarebit. Me and my mates used to sole our shoes with them!''. .
During both series of 'Yus, My Dear', there were some impressive cameo appearances. Pat Nye appeared in the second show as Lil's fire breathing sister 'Beatrice', of whom Benny and Wally were terrified of ( who can blame them? ). Tommy Godfrey appeared in a series two episode as as a dodgy salesman who sold Wally a faulty deep-freeze. Pat Ashton appeared in two episodes as Molly's friend and fellow stripper 'Phyllis'. The show's catchy theme song was written by Denis King & Myles Rudge and sung by Arthur Mullard.
"Thank goodness for EastEnders' Frank Butcher. Without him, Mike Reid's TV acting legacy may have been this absolutely dire 1976 sitcom. Arthur Mullard, hugely popular in the 1970s, plays an old geezer lumbered with a nagging wife who moves into a council house. However, his layabout brother (Reid) insists on living off him too. Stepping in dog poo is funnier..."
Lorna Cooper, MSN TV, 12th August 2008
The TARDIS features opening doors, a spring activated right hand door and takeoff and landing light and sound effects.