Village Hall (1974–1975)

The Rough and the Smooth 

A badminton tournament at the Village Hall becomes more competitive when the beautiful Helga turns up.


Alan Gibson


Peter Terson


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Episode credited cast:
Trevor Adams Trevor Adams ... George
Jane Carr ... Mary
Elizabeth Cassidy Elizabeth Cassidy ... Veronica
Kenneth Cranham ... Lop
Jan Francis ... Milly
Christopher Guard Christopher Guard ... Philip
Linda Hayden ... Helga
Barry Stokes ... Rodney


A badminton tournament at the Village Hall becomes more competitive when the beautiful Helga turns up.

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Comedy | Drama

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Pretty good, but weaker then other entries.
30 April 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Helga arrives at the Village Hall tournament and instantly has an impact on all involved.

This is the first episode of Village Hall I've found slightly irritating, and lacking in some of the quality of the previous tales. A good story, a cracking cast, including Jan Francis and Kenneth Cranham, but it all falls apart with the arrival of Helga. Sadly Germans on British TV in the Seventies are Eighties were always the usual stereotype, attractive, mechanical, machine like, devoid of any humour and more efficient then a Volkswagen Golf. Linda Hayden's German accent and characterisation didn't work for me, and kind of detracted from the story a little. Trevor Adams was great as George, he'd have been familiar to viewers of Fawlty Towers, appearing as Alan in The Wedding Party.

A quite enjoyable, meandering tale, but Helga's characterisation lets it down.

Not bad, 6/10

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8 June 1975 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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