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S02E08 – Flying Tart

When Basil has some luck on the gee-gees, he's desperate to prevent the dragon from finding out, so what...

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S02E07.5 – Stephen Hall (Basil Mark II)

Eggs is joined by Australian actor, comic, writer and quiz guru Stephen Hall. Stephen was hand-picked by John Cleese...

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S02E07 – The Major Gets Cancelled

It's the infamous episode where the Major goes full Bernard Manning (never go full Bernard!)...

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S02E06 – Wrong Shaped Chips

Kurt (the amorous chef with a penchant for tiny Spanish waiters) struggles to deal with unrequited love, with disastrous...

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S02E05 – Mr Woof

As Basil's mania reaches new heights due to a heady cocktail of having to deal with Hitler-vibe Cribbins and...

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S02E04 – Jaws (The Paperback Edition)

As the farce is ramped up to 11, Basil tries to escape the attentions of a flirtatious Parisienne by...

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S02E03 – Manuel Towers

The Fawltys pop off to play golf, facilitating an Andrew Sachs tour de force as Manuel takes over running...

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S02E02 – Molten Melbury

As we start our Fawlty odyssey for real, it quickly becomes apparent that Sybil Fawlty is Alison's Tom Good. In...

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S02E01 – Bring Back Ballard!

We’re back with the first episode of series 2 and a general chit chat about the universally adored Fawlty...

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S02E00 – Season 2 Trailer

We're back with Series 2 of the SADDO podcast - The Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive. This time around we're...

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We’re not afficionados – we’re just a couple of SADDOs who love classic British sitcoms from the 70s and 80s!

Alison Barton-Simmons

Alison Barton Simmons

Our Blog

Blathering on about our favourite sitcoms of yesteryear is fun.  So much so that when we’re not talking about shows like The Good Life, Open All Hours and Dear John, we’re writing about them!  Check out our latest blog posts for some gushing love letters to the shows, characters, fashion and language of the 1970s and 1980s

Leadbetter Drawing Room

Rose Tinted 70s Spectacles

Alison explores how looking back at a bygone era only ever experienced through a combination of repeats and outdated family decor still manages to invoke a warm and cosy glow of nostalgia….

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Margo Leadbetter - Fashion - The Good Life

Margo Leadbetter: Elegant, Timeless Fashion Icon

Regularly voted one of the best sitcom characters ever created, the appeal of The Good Life’s Margo Leadbetter is an enduring one.  Approaching 50 years since Margo first graced our screens — floral print mumus, kaftans and colourful headbands to the fore — her appeal as a comedy creation and a fashion icon, has never diminished…

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