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Hallelujah
Format: DVD Genre: British-Comedy
Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Format: DVD Genre: British-Comedy
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Before winning three BAFTAs as best actress and earning a lifetime achievement award from the British National Comedy Awards, Dame Thora Hird charmed audiences as a feisty Salvation Army captain who refuses to go gently into retirement in this delightful British sitcom. The 15-episode ITV series aired in the U.K. in the mid-1980s and on U.S. television in the 1990s. Dame Thora (Lost for Words, Talking Heads) plays Emily Ridley - a gung-ho, old-school Salvation Army captain. Realizing that modern-day sinners no longer respond to her hellfire-and-brimstone brand of evangelism, Emily's superiors give her one last chance. So Emily and eager new recruit Sister Alice (Patsy Rowlands) head for Brigthorpe and Blackwick - quiet, working-class Yorkshire towns that the good captain envisions as Sodom and Gomorrah. There they lay siege to the pubs, strip clubs, and dens of iniquity - not to mention the Anglicans, Methodists, and other competitors-to try to bring hilariously eccentric smalltown sinners to salvation. Irreverent but never irreligious, the comedy takes gentle jabs at hypocrisy of all kinds, and Dame Thora invests Emily with respect while still wringing out laughs. Full of gentle, affectionate humor, this classic British series serves up laughs as heartwarming as a steaming bowl of soup kitchen fare.
Studio: Acorn Media
Release Date: 4/28/2009
Item #: ATL008243
UPC #: 054961824397
Attributes: Full Frame, 2PC
Product Type: DVD
Rating: NR

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