Found in: Slapstick 2024
Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Slapstick Festival 2024


Please note: This was screened in Feb 2024

Colin Rose
90 mins

It has been called ‘the lost great sit-com’, ‘an unsung masterpiece’, ‘a delight’ and ‘ahead of its time’ but now you can enter the world of this lamentably short-lived series that was made in Bristol.

Set in a 1950s seaside town, building firm foreman Big Jim and his team are forever finding new and hilarious ways to avoid doing any work!

Cast member Sylvester McCoy and series producer and director Colin Rose share anecdotes and clips from the production, their memories of working with Bob Hoskins and Sir Tony Robinson, and explain why slapstick comedy played such an important role in every episode.

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