Category: Smith & Jones

  • Smith, Jones, Hale, Pace, Croft, and Craig (Naked)
    Smith, Jones, Hale, Pace, Croft, and Craig (Naked)

    Here’s a nice review page from The Stage, dated 29th November 1990, in a week when Smith And Jones, You Rang M’Lord?, and Nicholas Craig – The Naked Actor all aired.

  • Alas Clips And Jones
    Alas Clips And Jones

    Here’s a great article from the Liverpool Echo, dated 28th January 1984, previewing the upcoming new series of Alas Smith And Jones. Can anyone figure out which sketch it is they’re rehearsing? Good to learn that John Lloyd was the warm up act for the studio recordings.

  • Holsten Griffs
    Holsten Griffs

    I’d completely forgotten about these until I came across them yesterday. A capaign in the late 1980s for Holsten Pils, fronted by Griff Rhys Jones, which played on the Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid movie with Steve Martin. Each ad featured a scene from an old movie, edited into which was Griff and his bottle…

  • The Wispa Gold Comedy Archive
    The Wispa Gold Comedy Archive

    We had a look at the launch of the Wispa a while ago, exploring all the comedy duos the campaign utilised. That post left a few gaps, so here’s a further look at some of the adverts. We missed, for example, this one, with Windsor Davis and Michael Knowles. Initially, the Wispa bar was launched…

  • Humming

    Hmmmmm. Hmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Buy My Books
  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

Most Read
  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

Sign up for my FREE newsletter