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Marty (TV series)

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Marty is a British television sketch comedy series, with Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin, Roland MacLeod, Mary Miller and Peter Pocock which was made in 1968. There was a second series made in 1969, re-titled It's Marty. In total, 12 episodes were produced.[1][2]

The writers were John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin, Marty Feldman, Barry Took, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Philip Jenkinson, Donald Webster, Peter Dickinson, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Law, Frank Muir and Denis Norden. Lionel Blair choreographed a routine for an episode of It's Marty. Took and Marty Feldman were given an award for the show by the actor Kenneth Horne.

A compilation of surviving sketches from the series has been released on DVD, with the title The Best of Marty Feldman.

List of episodes

The following episodes, compilations and specials were produced for the BBC between 1968 and 1971. [3] [4]

Series 1

Episode Original air date Sketches Archival status
Series 1, Episode 1 29.4.1968 Opening: Ticket Agency - Bishop - The Candidate - Police 6⅞ - Vet's Waiting Room - A Hard Day's Night This episode does not survive completely
Series 1, Episode 2 6.5.1968 Irritation - Little Old Couple: Travel Agency - A Day In The Life Of A Stuntman - Parliamentary Report - Lady Chatterly - Eat Your Prunes - Tabletop Battleground - Whiffenpoof Song Complete (colour) copy exists
Series 1, Episode 3 13.5.1968 Weather Report - No-one's Perfect (song) - Royalty At Soccer Match - Traffic - Salome - Headmaster Visits - The Yechh/Feet (song) This episode does not survive completely
Series 1, Episode 4 20.5.1968 Dr. Jekyll - Little Old Couple 2: Marriage Councellor - Weighing Machine - The Wedding - Egyptian Statues - Bullfighter Policeman - Ballet - My Father's Shirt (song) This episode does not survive completely
Series 1, Episode 5 27.05.1968 Eye-O-Fry - The Gnome - The Sentry - House Flies - Who Are The Black And White Minstrels? - Father And Son - Opera Without Music Complete (colour) copy exists
Series 1, Episode 6 3.6.1968 Is It True What They Say About Dixie? - Hospital Visitor - Driving Instructor - Backchat - Woodworm - Country Tavern - Florist Jungle This episode does not survive completely

Series 2

Episode Original air date Sketches Archival status
Series 2, Episode 1 9.12.1968 B.B.C. Apology - May I Paint You In The Nude? - Lightning Coach Tour - Soccer Commentator - The Loneliness Of A Long-Distance Golfer - Newspaper Expose - The Battle Of Britain's Taxis Complete (colour) copy exists
Series 2, Episode 2 16.12.1968 Dixon Of Dock Green - Little Old Couple 3: Post Office - Fritz von Angst - The Stuntman On Holiday - My Kingdom For A Horse - The Seance Complete (colour) copy exists
Series 2, Episode 3 23.12.1968 Z-Cars - Insurance Policy - Kiss Me Hardy - Super Midwife - Serbian Restaurant - The Shooting Of Flicka - Holiday Movies - Population Explosion - Henry V - Late Night Call From Mother - Is It Wrong To Love An Elephant? (song) - The Curse Of The Mandervilles/Flying Rabbi exists as black and white telerecording
Series 2, Episode 4 30.12.1968 Orchestrated Coughing - Television Censorship - Obituary To David Frost - Telephone Callers - Pas De Deux - Danny Gruntfuttock - Carols Complete (colour) copy exists
Series 2, Episode 5 6.1.1969 Mr. Christian - House Welcomer - Clothists - Football Reunion - Headmaster's Office - French Song For Sauce Lovers - Auction - Newsreader - A Life In The Clergy - Hospital Visitor Complete (colour) copy exists
Series 2, Episode 6 13.1.1969 Call Marty Feldman - Wine Treaders - The Fly - Short-sighted Driver - Science Lecture - Cost Of Living - Punch And Judy Complete (colour) copy exists

Specials

Episode Original air date Sketches Archival status
Montreux entry 17.3.1969 This compilation was the British entry for the Montreux festival. Complete (colour) copy exists
Compilation 1 9.1.1970 A selection of highlights from the previous series. This episode does not survive completely
Compilation 2 23.1.1970 A selection of highlights from the previous series. Complete (colour) copy exists
Compilation 3 6.2.1970 A selection of highlights from the previous series. Complete (colour) copy exists
Marty Amok 30.7.1970 A one-off special. Complete (colour) copy exists
Marty Abroad 1.1.1971 A holiday-themed special. Complete (colour) copy exists

Awards

  • 1969 BAFTA Television Awards
Best Light Entertainment Performer - won by Marty Feldman
Best Light Entertainment Production - won by Dennis Main-Wilson
Best Writer - won by Marty Feldman and Barry Took
Best British Light Entertainment Script - won by the series writers of Marty and It's Marty

References

  1. ^ Marty (4 March 2016). "Marty TV Shows". Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Marty". Retrieved 1 May 2019 – via www.imdb.com.
  3. ^ "Missing Episodes". Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via http://missingepisodes.thiswaydown.org/intro.htm.
  4. ^ "Laughter Log". Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via https://laughterlog.com.
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