To win one of them just email me the answers to these three questions:
- What is the name of the 1942 film in which Will Hay satirised Nazi Germany?
- Which two actors regularly appeared in films as Will Hay's sidekicks?
- Who played "Will Silly" (an affectionate parody of Will Hay) in Harry Enfield's television special Norbert Smith - A Life?
Watching Hay films today is a curious experience. They seem to exist in an Edwardian, rigidly class-bound world that we can scarcely imagine, and the pacing is often awkward.
Yet there is an abrasive, delinquent quality to the best of them that makes for bracing viewing. There's a satisfying depth, cynicism and ambiguity about Hay's character, and an absence of sentiment, that wears well.
It's time his talent as the true genius of inter-war British comedy was unequivocally celebrated.