Very tall and slender, with a charmingly toothy smile and an eye-catching embonpoint, Moira Foot is one of the troupe of dollybird actresses who populated the fantasy landscape of the '70s: either the glory days of light entertainment or the nadir of casual universal sexism, depending on your viewpoint. A quick glance at her credits (that will do, Mr Lucas) immediately conjures another age and another set of comedy values from a problematic canon: 'The Benny Hill Show', 'The Dick Emery Show', the movie of 'On The Buses' (1972), 'Are You Being Served?', and 'Doctor At Large'.
|Benny Hill, as 'World Of Sport's Dickie Davies, delivers a line |
that almost certainly has something to do with Bristol City.
|Getting the benefit of George Layton's best bedside |
manner in 'Doctor At Large'.
|Effie the maid has been making (surprise surprise) some dumplings,|
in which Ronnie Barker naturally takes a keen interest
|As Denise of the Resistance in the later episodes of 'Allo Allo'|
|Ready to impress the driving examiner - if it were anyone|
but Dick Emery's Hello Honky Tonks that is...
|Benny Hill sight gag No. 235. Short bald Jackie Wright is the man|
forgetting bus queue etiquette next to the statuesque Moira Foot