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THE WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS SOCIAL CLUB

The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club - Series 1 DVD release details

Title: The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club - Series 1
Release Date: 14th September 2009
Format: DVD (2 disc set)
Classification: E
Run time: 315 mins
Barcode ref: 5027626310141
Released by: network

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club - Series 1

Press release by Network DVD:-

“It's a good job he was nice to me on the way up because I've just met him on the way down…”

The laughter continues as Network DVD is set to release THE WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS SOCIAL CLUB – THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (E) on DVD. This 2-disc set is out on 14 th September 2009, RRP £19.99.

The legendary Bernard Manning comperes while fellow stand-up veteran Colin Crompton is ‘Mr Chairman' at the WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS SOCIAL CLUB – the friendliest working men's club in the North. Amid the boozing, bingo and committee announcements the show features rising stars and evergreen entertainers, some of the best-known contemporary acts and the occasional musical oddity; pianist Mrs Mills (the ‘First Lady of Clubland'), Kathy Kirby, Bill Haley and his Comets, The Three Degrees, Marty Wilde, Gene Pitney and celebrated French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli appear alongside then-newcomers Cannon and Ball, Dustin Gee, Little and Large and the Krankies. Future Coronation Street star Liz Dawn is even among the waitresses serving the beer!

Although the ‘club' was a humorously authentic studio mock-up, this forgotten treasure of ‘70s light entertainment programming – building upon the highly successful live-audience format of The Comedians – brought the quickfire comedy, musical variety and convivial atmosphere of a typical Clubland concert night to a national audience. Providing a showcase for several future household names, THE WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS SOCIAL CLUB – THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (e) proved a ratings winner between 1974 and 1977.

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