Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Giveaway #510 : Win 2 copies of Pompidou on DVD - closed - winners Tracey Peach, Becca Staples


Pompidou, the groundbreaking visual comedy created by and starring Matt Lucas, is out on DVD next week, hitting the shelves on 12th October.

I missed it when it aired on BBC1 but I did see a clip and I was slightly dubious - it doesn't have any dialogue in it at all and the characters speak gibberish - so I was interested to see what I and the rest of the Madhouse Family would think of it.

Luckily, I love Matt Lucas and there's something about his face that instantly makes me laugh, so if anyone was going to make a show like Pompidou work, it would be him. He plays a pompous but penniless aristocrat who is now living in a clapped-out caravan in front of his crumbling estate, with his loyal butler Hove (played by Alex Macqueen from The Inbetweeners) and his Afghan hound Marion keeping him company. Rather like Mr Bean, the ludicrous visual gags had the Madhouse kids laughing their heads off - the lack of complicated dialogue makes it instantly appealing to children and the PG rating means that it's family friendly too. As a grown-up, it took me a while to get into it, but I was soon smiling along with the kids at the silly antics and visual jokes. I also loved the guest appearances from famous faces I haven't seen for a while, including Anita Dobson, Bella Emburg, Jane Asher and Roy Barraclough.

I think it will be a real Marmite thing, with people either loving or hating it, but either way, you need to watch it to see what all the fuss is about !

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £19.99

  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Acorn
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Oct. 2015
  • Run Time: 180 minutes



I have two copies of the DVD to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.



UK only. Closing date : 22/10/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !



55 comments:

  1. Our chihuahua! She is tiny so gets up to all sorts of mischief!

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  2. My 5 year old son makes me laugh with some of the comments he comes out with. He sounds like an old person trapped in a childs body! His favourite line to start things off with is..... In the olden days when I was a baby......!!!

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  3. Boring I know, but old 70s stcoms
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  4. Lee Evens he is brilliantly funny! :)

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  5. My twin boys make me laugh. And also Peter Kay x

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  6. my son he comes out with some stupid comments

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  7. My cat gets into mischief and makes me laugh
    carole n

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  8. Not much really. People doing silly things.

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  9. Mrs Brown's Boys - I can't get enough of this prog.

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  10. Only fools and horses still cracks me up! :)

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  11. Dawn French always makes me laugh

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  12. Lee Mack ALWAYS makes me laugh :)

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  13. Pam Francis Gregory11 October 2015 at 18:23

    I love Mrs Brown's Boys!

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  14. i actually watched this on tv and it made me laugh lots

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  15. Claire Elizabeth Noke13 October 2015 at 19:17

    my kids - they are like a comedy act all by themselves !! :)

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  16. We've been watching old episodes of Dad's Army, they are very funny and stand the test of time.

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  17. We do love an episode of Fawlty Towers xx

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  18. The things my 8 year old comes out with!!

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  19. The good old comedys Porridge, Fawlty Towers, Rising Damp etc

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  20. I've entered :) and my fave thing to watch which makes me laugh is Whoopi Goldberg's live sessions on broadway - she has a really great stand up routine where she plays different characters. I have both the original version and the 20 year anniversary version and they literally make me cry I laugh so much at them

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  21. My guinea pigs - v cute and amusing all with their own characters! I've entered. @PeanutHog

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  22. I absolutely love it! As does my son!
    @jhill1105

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  23. My 2 and a half year old daughter, such a character!

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  24. Matt Lucas as George Dawes always made me laugh, but I love Lee Evans.
    Victoria B

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  25. I entered and my children make me

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  26. Ive enetered and my cats make me laugh.... The simpsons too!

    Trevor Linvell

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  27. Can I please enter your competition

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  28. My son. Always mixes words up.

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  29. Children make me laugh

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