Tag: dinnerladies

  • dinnerladies Clippings
    dinnerladies Clippings

    The early reporting about dinnerladies focused on two things. First, that this was going to be Victoria Wood’s first sitcom, and second that it marked a new role for Corrie’s Thelma Barlow. Here’s the first mention I can find, in the Dublin Evening Herald from 24 October 1998. On the 3rd November, this interview with…

  • Stay Inside
    Stay Inside

    If you’re not familiar with the term ‘bottle episode’, you will certainly understand the sentiment. This is when a show spends a whole episode stuck in one place. Sometimes they’re made to save money that can be spent on bigger budget episodes. Seinfeld’s more famous one is The Chinese Restaurant. What makes this episode so…

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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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