‘Casanova ‘73’ was a smutty sit com broadcast on the BBC in 1973. It starred perennial lech Leslie Phillips as Henry Newhouse (Newhouse? What would that be in, say, Italian? Casa-something?) a successful PR man with a nice home, a lovely wife and a blond moustache. Newhouse, however, despite his best intentions, just can’t keep it in his trousers and that leads to a load of unfunny running about and semi-naked people hiding in wardrobes and stuff. Relentlessly puerile and surprisingly unambiguous for an early evening show, ‘Casanova ‘73’ was soon shuffled off to a graveyard slot (it was swapped with ‘Mastermind’, helping the latter show become successful) and, after the first series, unceremoniously axed.
|Zoom photography is a feature of the production.|
Here’s the title sequence. They might as well have called the show ‘Phwoar’, or, perhaps, 'Dirty Bitches'. Listen to that laughter track: those canned people are lapping this shit up.
|He's kissing Maureen Lipman, presumably to shut her up.|