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The Sun Has Got His Hat On!

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Blimey! Everything’s gone sunny. Hosts of golden daffodils abound and there are probably little lambs frolicking in the fields - it’s hard to tell when you’re in Birmingham, but maybe one of our rural correspondents will let us know.

What's on the Telly?
To celebrate this outbreak of decidedly un-British weather, we lead with the obvious question: What’s worth watching this week?
Let’s be honest, most of the colour “Carry On” films are production-line bilge (whatever one’s little brother might think) but there are a few exceptions.
1964’s Carry on Cleo is an absolute treat. Kenneth Williams is wonderful as Caesar and you have to wonder why Amanda Barrie was only ever cast in two Carry Ons. Infamy! Infamy!
You can catch it on ITV3 on Saturday at 17:00.
Carry On Cleo (1964) - TV Films UK
We haven’t seen Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman as yet but it sounds like it’s well worth a look. Based on a true, if unlikely, story, this comedy/drama makes its TV debut on Channel 4 at 21:00 on Saturday.
BlacKkKlansman (2018) - TV Films UK
The Dukes of Hazzard seems to have cycled back to the beginning on Forces TV (random times in the wee small hours and Saturday mornings). This is great news as we get all the episodes with the wonderful Enos (Sonny Shroyer).
The true star, however, is Waylon Jennings as The Balladeer. It’s the narration that really makes the show. Waylon also wrote the theme tune and sang the theme tune. We’re not sure who inspired who on that one as both Minder and The Dukes began in 1979.
The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series 1979–1985) - IMDb
Classic Comedy Corner
Speaking of unseasonably clement weather, watch Grayson put Mr Hitler firmly in his place in this gem from Harry Enfield and Chums.
Harry Enfield - Mr Cholmondley Warner. A short film about that Mr Hitler.flv
Harry Enfield - Mr Cholmondley Warner. A short film about that Mr Hitler.flv
Theology P. Wildebeest
The Daily Distress raised its usual lavatorial tone this week with a spot of religious debate.
Sadly, we were unable to find, or afford, Nicky Campbell but we did manage to get hold of the Prime Minister and that chap who dosses down in the House of Commons, for some meaningful insights into the Ten Commandments.
The Ten Commandments of Number 10
Podcast of the Week
Great to see that the legendary Spizz is alive and well. The man behind such classics as Where’s Catain Kirk?, Soldier, Soldier and The Sun Never Sets on Aston Villa has a weekly podcast on Resonance FM and jolly good it is, too.
Spizz FM - 24 March 2021 by Resonance FM | Mixcloud
Fashion Spot
After hours of figuring out how to do a curved text banner, our new Sons of Anarchy inspired T-shirt is here.
“Haute couture doesn’t get much hauter than this!” - Greggs Wallace.
Sons of Apathy T-Shirt
Cat of the Week
We went a little overboard with no fewer than nine cats of the week last time but now the sun’s out, they’ve all disappeared outside.
So we’ve gone back to just the one for now
Here’s a rather lovely picture from hazmanaim123
Cartoon of the Week
Sorry, we don’t know who this is by, so we can’t give a credit.
Swan Song
With all this fantastic weather, what better way to play out than with Eric and Ernie (and Hannah Gordon)?
Morecambe and Wise Bring Me Sunshine
Morecambe and Wise Bring Me Sunshine
We wish you all a wonderful time until we see you next week, when we’ll probably be moaning about April showers.
We hope you enjoyed this blessedly April Fool’s free edition of Stuck in the Middle as much as we enjoyed collating it. As ever, please feel free to emal us with any cats or other contributions via pete @ dailydistress.com, but please don’t try to sell us any sunglasses.
Excelsior!
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