The Mavis Bramston Show
This feels like one of those things I should have already known, but it’s fun to share how I discovered it anyway. While looking at articles about The Likely Lads, I also glanced at this one … Whether it was an official remake of TW3, or just inspired by it, The Mavis Bramston Show was […]
Fast Forward x 2
Fast Forward was an Australian sketch show that ran on the 7 Network for 74 episodes between 1989 and 1994. It’s worth quoting Mark Lewisohn in full from his excellent Radio Times Guide To TV Comedy: An earthy and funny sketch show, spoofing film and television and featuring, in its original version at least, some […]
Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth
In 2011, Ben Elton returned to live variety TV comedy in the form of Live From Planet Earth, an hour long show on Australia’s Nine network. It featured Ben as host, introducing sketches and perfomrances from a cast of regular contributors, in much the same way Saturday Live had done in the UK back in […]
Rik Mayall On Countdown
No, not that Countdown, alas. This is an appearance from Rik Mayall and Ben Elton on the Australian network ABC. It was a music magazine show, with theme music by Brian May. Rik and Ben were promoting their tour.
A Parody Of The Television Show Ellen
This feels like it might go on far too long, but it earns every moment.