The Beverly Hillbillies

Lea Thompson, Jim Varney

Couch Potato Pickings

On Film4 tonight at 7.10pm

This film really appeals to me tonight. I wonder why…

Perhaps it’s because there are still two days of work to go this week and (with the exception of Jane Fonda) the movie is like a reunion of the cast of  Nine to Five.

Dabney Coleman, Lily Tomlin

Or, perhaps it’s because I’m expecting my first family visit of the festive season this weekend and this film is about a family, and in particular, a family amusingly adapting to an alien environment.

OK, no, my relatives aren’t hillbillies from Arkansas. However, they are hippies from Asia and come with their own quirky and endearing Clampett-like cultural differences when spending time in the West.