Category: Behind The Scenes

  • Behind The Scenes Of The Broom Cupboard
    Behind The Scenes Of The Broom Cupboard

    This aired on the day that Margaret Thatcher resigned, so CBBC was on BBC Two not One. It didn’t occur to me that this would mean they had to use a different network booth, but of course it would. Lovely fact nugget there to hear the channels had swapped booths since Pip Schofield first sat […]

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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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