Thursday, 27 October 2011
Valerie Leon, Psychiatric Patient
Valerie Leon is Miss Ibbotson in an episode of the largely (justly) forgotten 1973 sitcom 'Bowler'. Britain's favourite Bulgarian, the recently deceased George Baker, played the title role, a rich and vulgar cockney wide boy who is trying to better himself. In this episode, Bowler attends a psychiatrist, seen here with Valerie. Underneath the groovy clothes and ginger wig is Michael Sheard, aka Hitler / Mr. Bronson from Grange Hill.
Filmed in front of a live audience, Valerie's brief appearance is marked by an audible 'ooh' and, brilliantly, a low, slow whistle of appreciation.