Kingswood Country

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Kingswood Country

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A classic Australian comedy about the life and antics of the unfortunately named Ted Bullpit and his family.
Judi Farr

Judi Farr

Thelma Bullpitt (1-4)

Laurel McGowan

Laurel McGowan

Greta Bertoluci

Lex Marinos

Lex Marinos

Bruno Bertoluci

Peter Fisher

Peter Fisher

Craig Bullpitt

Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins

Ted Bullpitt

Sheila Kennelly

Sheila Kennelly

Rosa Bertoluci (4-6)

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  • For it's day, 'Kingswood Country' was brilliant Australian comedy. Completely irreverant, bigoted, racist and very, very funny.

    7.5
    Meet the Bullpitt family. Patriarch Ted. (Ross Higgins). His brainless but endearing wife, Thelma.(Judi Farr.) Son and daughter Craig and Greeta. (Peter Fisher and Laurel McGowan) and the much-disliked son-in-law, Bruno. (Lex Marinos.)



    If you want to think of Ted Bullpitt's personality, think of Archie Bunker, only much worse! Ted hated 'wogs'. (A derogatory term for persons of Greek or Italian decent which was commonly used during the 70s and 80s.) As Bruno was of Italian decent, this caused many-a-problem in the household. Ted was also frequently driven to distraction by the children from the local Catholic school who he was convinced were waging a vendetta against him!



    The only true loves of his life were his Holden Kingswood car (a very popular model at the time) and his two 'beautiful' greyhounds. Not to mention Neville, his concrete Aboriginal for whom he once tried to claim land rights ...)



    Watching it now, of course it's dated, but in it's day it was one of the most popular shows of its kind on Australian television. Ross Higgins was superb in the lead role and the other regular actors backed him up extremely well.



    It always makes me laugh whenever I watch it, no matter how politically incorrect or cliched it may be and there is nothing better than a good laugh!moreless
  • I've rated this by trying to be considerate of the era it was made in and the other comedys around at the time. If I was rating against todays shows and standards it would probably only rate a 4 however it's still great nostalgiamoreless

    7.7
    I only ever saw a couple of episodes of kingswood when it origionally screened, as back in those days regional Australia only had one TV station in each area unlike the three in major cities and ours was alined with channel 9 while Kingswood screened on channel 7. Still growing up in a Holden family Kingswood Contry was always going to hit a cord, although we probably didn't love our Kingswood as much as Ted Bulpit and certainly didn't go to the lengths he did to protect and appriciate it.



    Kingswood featured large sterotyped caracters and the very politically incorect comedy that you could never get away with today (although a lot of it did serve to show how wrong it was particularly racial sterotypes). I fondly remember grumble bum (as he was nick named) Teds catch phrases of "somebody should blow up ...(what ever he was upset with usally the local nuns)" and "leave the money on the fridge wog" whenever he offered his son in law a beer.



    Greame Kennedys (the king of Australian TV) appearance on the show was a classic when in true Kennedy style Greame ad-libed for the extra laugh and actually ate the can of dog food that Ted had subsituted for his wifes meat loaf.moreless
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