Alas Smith and Jones is a British comedy sketch television series featuring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones that ran for four series and two Christmas specials on BBC2 from 1984 to 1988, and as Smith and Jones for five series on BBC1 from 1989 to 1998. The show also had a brief run in the United States on A&E and PBS in the late 1980s.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Alas Smith and Jones - Diane Langton - Netflix
Diane Langton (born 31 May 1947) is an English actress and singer, most notable for playing Nana McQueen in Hollyoaks from 2007 to 2009, and then again from 2012. She has appeared in numerous TV shows. In Only Fools and Horses in the 1980s she played June Snell, a former girlfriend of Del Boy. She also appeared in The Rag Trade as Kathy Roberts, EastEnders as Cindy Beale's mother Bev Williams, in Heartbeat as Ruby Rowan, Nick Berry's character's mother, and as a prostitute in an episode of Joking Apart. Her other notable TV appearances have included Alas Smith and Jones, Bergerac, Minder, Carry On Laughing and The Bill. She also had her own TV special called Let There Be Langton. She played Private Alice Easy in the 1976 film Carry On England and has worked on radio as well. Langton, who began her career as a dancer, is a popular theatre actress and singer, having appeared in the West End in A Chorus Line, Pippin, I'm Getting My Act Together, A Little Night Music, Chicago and Mary Poppins. Her long stage career began with an appearance in Hair in 1968. In 1982 she appeared in the Royal Variety Performance, performing a song from Showboat. In 1987, she created the role of Angel in Kander & Ebb's The Rink at the Forum Theatre in Manchester, a role which she reprised in the 1988 West End transfer. She returned to the show in 2004 at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, this time playing the role of Angel's mother Anna. In 2010 she joined the London cast of Billy Elliot as Grandma.
Alas Smith and Jones - Filmography - Netflix
Carry On Teacher (1959) Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! (1973) Percy's Progress (1974) Eskimo Nell (1975) Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975) Trial by Combat (1976) Carry On England (1976) The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) Eastenders (Bev Williams) (1998–1999) Hollyoaks (Nana McQueen) (2006–2009, 2012–present)