Bootsie and Snudge in Civvy Life

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Bootsie and Snudge in Civvy Life

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Bootsie and Snudge in Civvy Life is a British situational comedy created by Marty Feldman and Barry Took. The story surrounds the odd characters and goings on at Britain's gentlemen's establishment known as the Imperial Club. Bootsie Biley (Alfie Bass) is a loveable slacker who works at the club alongside the bullying Claude Snudge (Bill Fraser). Henry Johnson (Clive Dunn), the club's gofer is constantly under the watchful eye of the tyrannical club secretary Hesketh Pendleton (Robert Dorning). Pendleton is known for his way of dealing with arguments by drowning out the opposition with repetitive uttering of "Tup!" "Tup!" until the other party gives in. The gentlemen's clubs of Britain have long been a source of comedy due to its eccentric characters and arcain rules and regulations. The Bootsie and Snudge show often pokes fun at the club's rule of absolute silence in the reading room by showing old men snoring under a copy of The Times.