You get a real sense people are pitying this old fool who camps it up (no pun intended) and plays the fool, while all the time he is being made a fool, and carries on regardless.
Formerly Coronation Street's Mike Baldwin and bit part player in several 70s sex comedies, Johnny Briggs props up the bar as the on-the-make bartender; I became used to seeing him propping the bar up from the other side at the Lime bar in Salford Quays where he had a home, but I never plucked up the courage to talk to him about these early roles.
Network website). Now, if only they could follow this up with the other, more traditional Varney feature, Go For A Take (1972; also starring the wonderful Norman Rossington and a host of cameos including Dennis Price as Dracula) it would be brilliant. (hint, hint)
7 out of 10