Category: US

  • Starting From Scratch
    Starting From Scratch

    There’s always something to be found when thumbing through a giant reference book of television, and today I came across the US sitcom Starting From Scratch. This was a syndicated show starring Bill Daily and Connie Stevens, and aired from October 1988 to April 1989, but more interestingly it was created by Brian Cooke. Cooke […]

  • Stir Crazy: The Sitcom
    Stir Crazy: The Sitcom

    In 1980, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor starred in the hit movie Stir Crazy. It was written by Bruce Jay Friedman and directed by none other than Sidney Poitier. It made over $100 million at the box office, and was a smash hit on home video too. Here’s an article about the movie from the […]

  • Title Over Cityscape
    Title Over Cityscape

    This should be a coffee table book.

  • The Mupclip Show
    The Mupclip Show

    A trio of newspaper clippings for you today, this time from 1976 just as The Muppet Show was about to hit British teatime television screens. The first is from the Coventry Evening Telegraph on Wednesday 18th August. The same paper told much the same story a few weeks earlier too, this time on the 4th […]

  • David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show
    David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show

    On the 23rd June 1995, David Letterman appeared on the very last edition of The Jon Stewart Show, being a great guest in what looks like an early version of the Top Gear set. Here’s the whole of that final show. Some background. The show began as a 30 minute talk show on MTV, airing […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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