Category: French & Saunders

  • Clips And Saunders
    Clips And Saunders

    I suppose it’s not all that surprising that the first few mentions of French And Saunders in the newspaper archive are within reviews and write-ups of the Comic Strip. Here’s a clipping we’ve seen before, by way of demonstration. Or this one: Buried deep in this article is the lovely revelation that the duo used…

  • The Balance Sheet Barrier
    The Balance Sheet Barrier

    There’s a book to be written, or a series of blogs at least, about Video Arts. John Cleese was the co-founder, and for decades now they have been using top comedy talent to make corporate and training videos. I mentioned the ones that Rik and Ade did in Proctology, but here’s a teaser of the…

  • Girls On Top
    Girls On Top

    As early as 1985, Jennifer Saunders was starring in not one, but two prime time sitcoms on the main channels. On BBC One, she played multiple characters in Ben Elton’s Happy Families, and during the same few weeks, she was over on ITV in Girls On Top. Here’s Tony Pratt’s patronising preview write up in…

  • Prolonging The Festivities
    Prolonging The Festivities

    The frost and snow this morning make me want more Christmas for once.

  • We’re A Female Double Act
    We’re A Female Double Act

    Is this from The Entertainers, does anyone know?

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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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