Tag: David Nobbs

  • Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy
    Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy

    David Nobbs is of course more famous for his Reggie Perrin sitcoms, but in 1988 he wrote a BBC One series called Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy. It starred Peter Blake and Malcolm Storry, who played long-distance lorry drivers who often crossed paths on their way up and down the country. Unbeknownst to either,…

  • Rich Tea And Sympathy
    Rich Tea And Sympathy

    I just made a Cherry Cake because I saw so many of them on my re-watch of You Rang M’Lord?. It got me thinking, because that series can’t have been the only sitcom to have been expanded to fill an hour slot. Certainly, Only Fools And Horses went that way too. And over on ITV,…

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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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