'DINNER FOR ONE' starring British comedian Freddie Frinton is a cult classic in Germany and across various European countries -- shown every New
Year's Eve. Yet still remains relatively unknown to British audiences. A lonely upper-class Englishwoman, Miss Sophie (May Warden), hosts a dinner
every New Year's Eve for her long-dead admirers: Mr Pommeroy, Mr Winterbottom, Sir Toby and Admiral von Schneider.
Her butler, James (Freddie Frinton), makes his way around the table playing each of the guests in turn. As he does so, he drinks each guest's share of
the wine, becoming more inebriated and familiar and repeatedly trips over a tiger skin on the floor.
The vital exchange is: "The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?"
"The same procedure as every year, James!"
The 2011 remake with Angie "Frau Nein" Merkel and Nick "L`omnipresidente" Sarkozy replaces the long-dead admirers with the sacked leaders of EU
countries who were replaced by technocrats.
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