1980sComedyHighlightsHistoryHumorMusicMusic ComedyMusic SportsMusical HumorSpecialsTennis

Tennis – 1986 – Special – A Wimbledon Musical – Mad Dogs And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun


Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having “a David Niven-ish propriety   ….which is conforming to the standards of behavior common in the 1950’s.  Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a “particular white and affluent type of Britishness”….describing the area of Wimbledon as “a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character”. Cashmore has criticised the event for being “remote and insulated” from the changing multicultural character of modern Britain….while describing it as “nobody’s idea of all-things-British”….but there is no denying the popularity of Wimbledon in England each year….as it grows stronger each and every passing year….for it is a place of vast traditions that are following religiously….with a certain frivolity and joy in such a prim and proper way…..as evidenced by this video.  In fact, this lil ole chiweenie Sportshile just loves this video …..cuz it is so British.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button