• Norman Wisdom Interview Bob Monkhouse Show PT 1

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    Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom OBE (4 February 1915 -- 4 October 2010) was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. Wisdom gained a celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania, where his films were the only ones by Western actors permitted by dictator Enver Hoxha to be shown. Charlie Chaplin once referred to Wisdom as his "favourite clown".

    Wisdom later forged a career on Broadway in New York and as a television actor, winning critical acclaim for his dramatic role of a dying cancer patient in the television play Going Gently in 1981. It was broadcast on 5 June that year. He toured Australia and South Africa.[3] After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a hospice was named in his honour.[4] In 1995 he was given the Freedom of the City of London and of Tirana.[4] The same year he received an OBE.

    Wisdom was knighted in 2000 and spent much of his later life on the Isle of Man. Some of his later appearances included roles in Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street, and he retired from acting at the age of 90 after his health deteriorated. Show less
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    • Norman Wisdom The Square Peg - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

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      Norman and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of ...
    • Norman Wisdom Up in the World - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

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      Norman is a window cleaner who has to clean a manor house with hundreds of windows. He is distracted by the son of the house who persuades him to go into town. When some villains try and kidnap the...
    • Norman Wisdom Trouble in Store - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

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      Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst trying to f...
    • Norman Wisdom On the Beat - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

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      Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level of chaos ...
    • Norman Wisdom Man of the Moment - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

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      Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.
    • Norman Wisdom: Follow a Star Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

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      Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.
    • Norman Wisdom: Bulldog Breed Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

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      When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.
    • Norman Wisdom: One Good Turn Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

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      Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (bo...
    • Norman Wisdom: A Stitch in Time Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

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      An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since h...
    • Norman Wisdom: Just My Luck Trailer - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

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      Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers workshop and dreams about meeting the shop window dresser over the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant and is persuaded...
    • Norman Wisdom: The Early Bird Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

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      Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the usual chaos ...
    • Norman Wisdom: Press for Time Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

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      Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and Norman becom...
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