Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol
tv movie

Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol

Director: John Moulson

Year: 2005

Plot: They were the glamour girls on James Bond's arm, the vestal virgins in Up Pompeii, and the girls-next-door in Man About The House. They were the vampire victims dispatched in the first reel of Hammer Horrors. And they were the Carry On dolly birds, guaranteed to elicit a 'Phwooar' from Sid James. They were Crumpet! And this is their story. Tony Livesey sets out to rescue Crumpet from the condescension of history. Recalling his own childhood, growing up in front of the TV in a Burnley terrace, Tony takes us on a trip through three decades of popular culture. How did our thirty year fascination with Crumpet come about - and why did it end? What does it say about the unique British sense of humour - and about our changing attitude to sex? With contributions from Honor Blackman, Ingrid Pitt, Madeline Smith, Hill's Angel Sue Upton, Leslie Philips and Wendy Richards, and with cultural commentators like Dylan Jones, Germaine Greer and Ned Sherrin, Tony gets to the bottom of this uniquely British phenomenon.—Anonymous
Original Title: Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol
Director: John Moulson
Writer: Jane Garcia , Julie Burchill , Tony Livesey
Producer: Alan Tyler , John Moulson , Paula Trafford
Type: tv movie
Year: 2005
Genres: Documentary
Cast: Shirley English , Jonny Trunk , Barbara Lord , Dylan Jones , Tony Livesey , Austin Little , Robin Askwith , Alexandra Bastedo , Honor Blackman , Carol Cleveland , Lynsey de Paul , Diana Dors , Shirley Eaton , Julie Ege , Germaine Greer , Valerie Leon , Jeremy Lloyd , Linda Lusardi , Patrick Macnee , Caroline Munro , Leslie Phillips , Ingrid Pitt , Wendy Richard , Ned Sherrin , Madeline Smith , Sally Thomsett , Sue Upton , Dee Dee Wilde , Barbara Windsor , Charles Hawtrey , Benny Hill , Sidney James , Joan Sims , Kenneth Williams
Runtimes: 60
Countries: United Kingdom
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 28 Dec 2005 (UK)
Rating: 7.9
Votes: 36
Year: 2005
Production Companies: Scarlet Television
Distributors: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Producer: Alan Tyler , John Moulson , Paula Trafford
Production Manager: Karen Bonnici
Editor: Mark Wharton
Editorial Department: Ray King
Sound Crew: Hannah Fairclough , Steve Earle
Miscellaneous Crew: Caron Miles , Emma Holtham , Erinn Campbell , Katie Lander
Other Companies: BBC Worldwide , British Pathé , Canal+ , FremantleMedia , Getty Images , Granada International , Hollywood Classics , MGM Home Entertainment , Mirrorpix , Python (Monty) Pictures , REX Features , Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Camera and Electrical Department: Den Pollitt