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Casanova '73

Starring Leslie Phillips

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The complete series of Casanova '73 starring one of Britain’s greatest comedy icons, Leslie Phillips, as Henry Newhouse.
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One of Britain’s greatest comedy icons, Leslie Phillips, stars in the recently uncovered lost TV comedy classic, Casanova ’73 as footloose - if not fancy free - Henry Newhouse, alongside Jan Holden as his long-suffering wife. 

 

Taking advantage of the sexual revolution, Henry happily philanders, or attempts to philander, at every opportunity, sometimes successfully - never without a price. Whether it’s an air hostess or beauty pageant contestant, a stripper turned fire-eater or a niece in need of advice, what Henry sees, Henry can’t resist.

 

Written by the acclaimed team of Galton and Simpson (Hancock, Steptoe and Son, Citizen James), the series was inspired by Dennis Potter’s more-serious, if more naked, Casanova.  Little did they realise the scandal that would result when TV watchdog Mary Whitehouse rallied her troops.  Casanova ’73 would not see ‘74.

 

Now, for the first time on DVD, audiences can once again enjoy Leslie Phillips at the top of his form, bringing his theatrically-honed skills to Casanova ’73, filmed before a live audience, with all the hilarity of 70’s British Farce at its height.

 

Follow Henry's antics on facebook and twitter

 

Episode Guide

 

1. First Broadcast: Thursday 13th September 1973

Henry Newhouse receives letters at home from one of his girlfriends, and suddenly becomes 'sick' in order to intercept the postman each morning. The sudden ceasement of the letters only worries him further.

 

2. First Broadcast: Thursday 20th September 1973

Convinced that an especailly nosey neighbour has seen him in an Italian restaurant having a romantic meal with another woman, Henry feels he must do what he can to ensure her silence.

 

3. First Broadcast: Thursday 27th September 1973

Henry makes a cross-country trip when his son is threatened with expulsion from his exclusive private boarding school - for taking dirty photos of the new maths mistress.

 

4. First Broadcast: Monday 1st October 1973

Arthur, Henry's business partner, returns from a trip abroad with the news that his wife is having an affair, and that he has consequently hidden a tape recorder in his apartment in order to record her disloyal bedroom activities...

 

5. First Broadcast: Monday 15th October 1973

Henry has organised a beauty pageant, Miss European Dairy Produce, but manages to get both more and less than he had bargained for, from Miss West Germany!

 

6. First Broadcast: Monday 22nd October 1973

Henry gets a proposition such that he fails to rise to the challenge. Carol, it seems, has had no such qualms about what she has been offered - and all by close family friends!

 

7. First Broadcast: Monday 29th October 1973

Henry appears to have worn himself out, and turns to a regular flame for some assistance. But when her wrestling husband returns home early, Henry's relegated to the wardrobe...

 

Episode Descriptions taken from The British Comedy Guide (www.comedy.co.uk)

 

DVD Extras

 

Exclusive Leslie Phillips Interview

Galton & Simpson on Casanova ‘73

Cast Filmographies

Picture Gallery

Subtitles

 

 



Additional Information

Sub Name Starring Leslie Phillips
Duration (mins) 210
Certificate 12
No. of Discs 2
Format DVD Region 2 (Europe)
Genre Comedy
Author No
Video No