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One Man's Meat 

Alan Joyce is a fat,greedy man whose wife devises a plan to keep him off food for a day. She goes out and takes not only all the food from the house but Alan's clothes. He rings the police ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold Snoad (uncredited)

Writer:

Ronnie Barker (as Jack Goetz)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ronnie Barker ... Alan Joyce
Joan Sims ... Mrs. Dawkins
Prunella Scales ... Marion Joyce
Glynn Edwards ... Police Sergeant
Sam Kelly ... Policeman
Barbara New Barbara New ... Woman
Frank Lester Frank Lester ... The Baker
Jimmy Young Jimmy Young ... The Voice of (voice)
Peter O'Sullevan Peter O'Sullevan ... The Voice of (voice)
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Alan Joyce is a fat,greedy man whose wife devises a plan to keep him off food for a day. She goes out and takes not only all the food from the house but Alan's clothes. He rings the police but to no great avail. He rings a Chinese takeaway but they have stopped delivering. In desperation,when the cleaning lady Mrs. Dawkins comes in,he plans to leaves the house and get some food wearing her clothes. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1973 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Just after Alan Joyce attempts exchanges insults with the man in the street, the buildings on the horizon billow, revealing them to be merely a painted cloth backdrop. See more »

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Food for thought
3 June 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

One Man's Meat is something that might had worked as a sketch for The Two Ronnies but is dragged out to a thirty minute sit com and frankly it does not work and outstays its welcome.

Barker plays Alan Joyce a man who loves to eat and has waistline to show for it. His wife (Prunella Scales) hatches a plan to make him lose weight and keep him off food for a day while she goes out.

She goes out and leaves the house empty of food but also empties his hiding places and takes his clothes so he is literally left with nothing.

Frustrated he rings the local Chinese takeaway but they are under instructions not to give him food and then he has an idea when the cleaning lady comes round to sneak out of the house.

Its a game of cat and mouse between husband and wife as Alan has some sneaky tricks to get food and his wife has out-thought him. Scales does not seem too far away from Sybil, her persona from Fawlty Towers but the comedy runs out of steam as it was more suited as an elongated sketch.


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