Comrade Dad was a 1986 BBC satirical sitcom set in 1999 in Londongrad, the capital of the USSR-GB. The UK has been invaded by the Soviet Union and turned into a Communist state. The series is about Reg Dudgeon, a working-class man who thinks that the Soviet takeover is wonderful, and tries to champion the work of his rulers and party line. Unfortunately, his beliefs are tested as the far excesses of life under the communists - food shortages, long queues, low wages - begin to take their toll. Undeterred, Reg manages to keep his faith, despite even discovering that there exists another side of the USSR-GB where elaborate garden parties take place, attended by a few privileged party members.
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Comrade Dad - It's a Long Way to Tipperary - Netflix
“It's a Long Way to Tipperary” is a British music hall song written by Jack Judge and co-credited to Henry James “Harry” Williams. It was allegedly written for a 5-shilling bet in Stalybridge on 30 January 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall. Now commonly called “It's a Long Way to Tipperary”, the original printed music calls it “It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary”. It became popular among soldiers in the First World War and is remembered as a song of that war. Welcoming signs in the referenced county of Tipperary, Ireland, humorously declare, “You've come a long long way...” in reference to the song.
Comrade Dad - Writing partnership - Netflix
Jack Judge's parents were Irish, and his grandparents came from Tipperary. Judge and Harry Williams met in Oldbury, Worcestershire at the Malt Shovel, where Williams's brother Ben was the licensee. Judge and Williams began a long-term writing partnership that resulted in 32 music hall songs published by Feldmans. Williams was severely handicapped, having fallen down cellar steps as a child. His parents were publicans (proprietors of pubs) and many of the songs were believed to have been composed with Judge at their home, The Plough Inn (now The Tipperary Inn), in Balsall Common.
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