Tales from the Lazy Acre (1972)

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Written by Irish dramatist Hugh Leonard, the British anthology series Tales From the Lazy Acre consisted of seven half-hour comedy playlets, each one based on a different Irish myth and/or urban legend. The first episode, telecast over BBC1 on April 10, 1972, was "The Pick-Pocketer." This was followed in rapid succession by "Judgment Day," "Stone Cold Sober," "The Bitter Pill," "The Last Great Pint-Drinking Tournament," and "The Culchie" -- all of which, like the opening episode, starred Milo O'Shea, with David Kelly as the Narrator (known only as "Dead Man"). Tales From the Lazy Acre ended its run on May 22, 1972 with "The Travelling Woman," a Hibernian spin on the old "Vanishing Hitchhiker" legend.