Are You Being Savaged?

Are You Being Savaged? was a popular television situation comedy in the 1970s. It was set in an eerie and mist-enshrouded forest clearing, where a cast of regular characters were attacked by a variety of wild beasts. Much of the humour derives from the attempts of the cast to fight off savage and blood-crazed panthers, lions, bears, etcetera, armed only with a tape measure.

Among the show’s memorable catchphrases were “Unhand me, you brute!”, “Eek! My windpipe has just been slashed by the razor-sharp claws of a wild hog!” and “Let’s put the kettle on for a nice piping hot cup of tea”.

Today DVD copies of the first two series are particularly popular with zoo monkeys.

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