A bumpy ride when Piers Mor­gan is Reg Var­ney in On The Buses

The Herald - - OPINION -

YET, some­times nos­tal­gia is ex­actly what it used to be.

Isn’t it great to see Piers Mor­gan keep­ing the spirit of Reg Var­ney’s On The Buses sit­com char­ac­ter alive, and in­deed the crea­tures Sid James re­pro­duced con­tin­u­ally in the Carry Ons?

Each day in Good Morn­ing Bri­tain he clearly takes great de­light in treat­ing his co-star Su­sanna Reid as a sup­port­ing fe­male char­ac­ter to be gen­tly mocked.

Mor­gan in­ter­rupts her, chides, her, tells her she is wrong.

But, of course, Reid is more than ca­pa­ble of cop­ing with the throw­back that is Mor­gan. She knows how to treat her co-star with ex­actly the right amount of dis­dain.

Just as did Molly Sugden’s char­ac­ter in Are You Be­ing Served? When the pa­tri­ar­chal cap­tain Pea­cock once beck­oned over the lilac-haired, sassy Mrs Slo­combe, she replied “I do not re­spond to a man’s fin­ger.”

Mor­gan and Reid make great tele­vi­sion. Viewer’s love the spats. But more im­por­tantly, it’s a chance to see an out­dated oaf put down.

„ The tur­bu­lent two­some: Piers Mor­gan and Su­sanna Reid.

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