Tag: Alice

  • Martin Scorsese’s Sitcom
    Martin Scorsese’s Sitcom

    I find it remarkable that one of the most succesful and long running US sitcoms of the late 1970s and early 1980s was based on a Martin Scorsese movie. Alice, a Warner Bros. production for CBS, was based on Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, and starred Linda Lavin as the eponymous character. It ran for…

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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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