Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Forgotten TV:'COMMON AS MUCK
Probably only a Brit will know this one. It was on TV the year we were in Manchester, 1994, and we loved it. It was about a team of trash collectors (binman) and their troubles with the local council who was trying to privatize their jobs. It also dealt with their camaraderie and their personal lives. It came back for another series in 1997 when luckily we were in Amsterdam and got to see it again. The only face familiar to US audiences was Edward Woodward. Lots of fun. It would never get made here. But British TV seems more inclined to such shows. Remember Sanford and Son came from British TV too.