Roll out the Barrel (2 DVDs)
5 hrs. 18 mins.
Join the likes of Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tommy Trinder and Richard Briers for this uproarious film celebration of the traditional British pub! Enjoy twenty different films made from 1944 to 1982, covering everything from the history of English inns and traditional bar games to the local during wartime and the joys of Guinness.
Full description from the producer:
This fascinating 5-hour-plus collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British boozer on film. From Arnold Miller’s swinging Under the Table You Must Go, Philip Trevelyan’s beautifully expressionistic The Ship Hotel Tyne Main and German director Peter Nestler’s Workingmen’s club in Sheffield to the local quirks and characters of Richard Massingham’s wartime Down at the Local, the whirlwind regional tour of A Round of Bass and Michael Palin and Terry Jones humorous trade film Henry Cleans Up, this must-have double measure of DVDs is full to the brim with the sights and sounds of the great British pub, exploring its role as a place of communal gathering, game playing and opinion debating throughout the ages.
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