Tag: Andrew Marshall

  • End Of Part One – A Soft Soap Opera
    End Of Part One – A Soft Soap Opera

    End Of Part One, the ITV show written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, was always playing with its form, and trying new things. This can be seen even in the newspapers during the run up to the debut of the show in April of 1979. The promotional material and interviews took an interesting tack.…

  • Strange

    Andrew Marshall is the writer of a number of hit sitcoms, including 2point4 Children, and more recently on the radio with Rob Grant and The Quanderhorn Xperimentations. I didn’t realise he had also written an early 2000s supernatural thriller though. As you can see Strange stars Samantha Janus, Andrew Coyle, and Ian Richardson. The pilot…

  • Sob Sisters
    Sob Sisters

    There’s a sitcom that was broadcast in 1989 about two sisters, one of whom is down on her luck, the other of whom is doing rather well actually thank you. And due to circumstances beyond their control, the two sisters are forced to reconcile and live together in the same home. It was called Sob…

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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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