Hewitt – The British Answer To Seinfeld

Inevitably, during the late 1990s, British broadcasters were looking for something a bit like Seinfeld. When BBC Two launched Rhona, The Stage asked the eponymous star:

So am I right in thinking British Seinfeld?
‘We have more of a Seinfeldian interest,’ she says carefully.

The Real Rhona, Ben Dowell, The Stage, Thursday 20th July 2000

Then there was this:

Scotland on Sunday – Sunday 28 January 2001

So, it wasn’t unusual to see little snippets in the trades like this from time to time:

The Stage – Thursday 21 January 1999

Turning to page 3, we get rather a lot more information. As you read, see if you can guess which show Hewitt became …

The Stage – Thursday 21 January 1999

I rather enjoyed small potatoes when it was on, and often try and find it for a re-watch. I’m glad they dropped the whole Seinfeld-a-like thing when the full series launched, because it does the show a disservice.

The Stage – Thursday 04 November 1999

Here’s how the second series arrived on our screens …

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