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Ted & Ralph (1998)

Lord Ralph Mayhew is an impoverished aristocrat in his early 30s who lives in his family mansion on an expansive country estate. Ted had worked for Lord Mayhew's late mother and father ... See full summary »

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Christine Gernon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Whitehouse ... Ted / Rowley Birkin / Kevin Brown
Charlie Higson ... Ralph Mayhew / Aunt Cecilia / Ralph's Father
Kathy Burke ... Mrs. Ted
Simon Day Simon Day ... Tall Tom / Cliff Carter / Friend of Dorothy
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ... Short Tom
Arabella Weir ... Mrs. Jenkins / Ralph's Mother / Henrietta Gladstone
Mark Williams ... Confirmed Bachelor
Louise Brill Louise Brill ... Lulu
Eryl Maynard ... Miss Paxman
Simon Roberts ... Cousin Jack
Miranda Richardson ... Henrietta Blough-Pendleton
Gina Bellman ... Henrietta Spain
Catherine Newell Catherine Newell ... Arm Wrestling Woman
Fiona Allen ... Dog Barking Woman
Helen Cregeen Helen Cregeen ... Line Dancing Twin
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Lord Ralph Mayhew is an impoverished aristocrat in his early 30s who lives in his family mansion on an expansive country estate. Ted had worked for Lord Mayhew's late mother and father before Ralph inherited the estate. Ted is wiser than he seems and occasionally profound...

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Takes place before the first Ted and Ralph sketch in (#1.1) of "The Fast Show". See more »

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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

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Hilarious spinoff, but see the TV show first
21 November 1999 | by Josef Tura-2See all my reviews

This spinoff, from the British TV series "The Fast Show", shines with sparks of wit and comedic genius. It goes far beyond any of the effort of the SNL movie spinoffs. Unfortunately, those who are unfamiliar with the characters from the Fast Show (the titular Ted & Ralph) may require more time to understand the characters. Probably, a viewer should watch a couple episodes of "The Fast Show" before they watch this.

I admit I am biased. I believe that the authors (and actors) Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse are two of the cleverest comedians ever to come out of England. The story is based on humorous characters rather than relying on the cliched comical situations of American sit-coms. The plot is simple. If the painfully reticent Ralph wants to retain his lands he has to marry... soon. So he begins an odyssey to find a wife, which brings him into contact with many different and bizarre women. The plot is basically a coathanger for showcasing the comedy that typifies the "The Fast Show". Quick, quirky vignettes of odd characters. Think of it as a British SNL, only without the unnecessary musical groups and the overly long skits that die without editing. The show is the best kept secret in televised comedy. Hopefully, someday, it will make its way to American shores.


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Release Date:

27 December 1998 (UK) See more »

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