Category: Continuity

  • The Tripods
    The Tripods

    In the mid-1980s, there was a TV series that burrowed deep into my brain, leaving no trace of itself except the image of the machines themselves. I couldn’t tell you what The Tripods was about, or who was in it, or even when it was on, but I could probably draw the three-legged alien things. […]

  • Smashie And Nicey’s Late Licence
    Smashie And Nicey’s Late Licence

    Smashie and Nicey got around a lot more than I realised in their time. Here they are fronting the Channel 4 late night strip called Late Licence, which they describe in their own inimitable style.

  • 1995: A Special Year Of Specials
    1995: A Special Year Of Specials

    It’s Christmas in 1995. You’ve got your red pen hovering over the Radio Times listings, all ready to circle the shows you’re going to watch or record on tape, and you realise … there’s loads on this year. Take a look at this trail, to begin. That’s the last ever episode of Keeping Up Appearances, […]

  • Ever Decreasing Trailers
    Ever Decreasing Trailers

    Here’s a trail for the Christmas edition of Ever Decreasing Circles. You can see the final credits of Last Of The Summer Wine first, and then, I assume it’s a goof, where the audio fades out too soon, and the trail itself is strangely music-less.

  • One Trail In The Grave
    One Trail In The Grave

    This is a trailer for One Foot In The Grave, from 1997. It’s Endgame, the 70 minute special.

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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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