Tag: Doon Mackichan

  • Five Alive Or 5 Alive
    Five Alive Or 5 Alive

    This is one of those shows with a title that rings a bell, and makes me think I probably watched it at the time. But I don’t really have any memory of it, other than the title. And I’m fairly sure I’m not misremembering the drink. Five Alive was a TVS production that ran for…

  • Up Yer News
    Up Yer News

    I love it when I stumble upon a hitherto unknown gap in my 90s comedy canon. So it was with the discovery of Up Yer News. I should have been all over this, what with my deep dives into the calamity of BSB last year, but there was no mention of it in the otherwise…

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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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