Tag: Drop The Dead Donkey

  • Swedish Drop The Dead Donkey
    Swedish Drop The Dead Donkey

    Do you want to see Drop The Dead Donkey in the original Swedish*? Of course you do. While I don’t know what they’re saying, and it could be deeply heinous stuff for all I know, they’ve nailed the look. The set is great, the characters look right. So why didn’t they use the same theme…

  • Comedy Is … All About Timing
    Comedy Is … All About Timing

    Here’s the third installment of Comedy Is … an audio essay that uses a show from the late 1990s line-up on the Paramount Comedy Channel as a springboard to talk about the history of television comedy, and explore the wider social context of these shows, and what they mean to me on a more personal level. This time round,…

  • Promo The Dead Donkey
    Promo The Dead Donkey

    Here’s a series of different little promos for the Channel 4’s Drop The Dead Donkey. One for an Australian airing. These circle idents were always really nice. This was a bizarre competition Channel 4 once ran. One for Paramount Comedy. And one for a VHS release. Finally, something they made for Amnesty.

  • Richard Osman On Drop The Dead Donkey
    Richard Osman On Drop The Dead Donkey

    I’m probably the last person to know this, but Richard Osman, creator and co-presenter of the quiz show Pointless, is in the last ever scene of Drop The Dead Donkey. Did you see him? I had to watch it twice to make sure, when I should have just done a Google search.

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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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