Gagtag was a comedy panel show, hosted by Jonathan Ross, with team captains Bob Monkhouse and Frank Skinner. It ran for two series between 1994 and 1996. It was devised by Tracey McLeod.

Look how many sitcoms they trailed before this, only one of which you probably don’t remember.

I can’t make my mind up if the panellists are standing up or not.

Nice Day At The Office was written by Paul Shearer and Richard Turner, and found a home at 10pm in the Autumn of 1994. It only lasted one series.

I know the photo below is from Room 101, but that’s the same suit Bob is wearing in the above clip. He was in the first episode, which aired in July of 1994, and I wonder if the two shows were recorded close to one another.

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