Tag: Reggie Perrin

  • Titles By Jump Design
    Titles By Jump Design

    Last night, Twitter reminded me of the amazing title sequence for Smith And Jones, as the duo moved from BBC Two to BBC One. If you’ve not seen it, it looked like this. It’s still excellent. It was shot on 35mm film over two days, using motion control cameras, and was conceived by Jump Design…

  • Very Good Indeed Sitcoms
    Very Good Indeed Sitcoms

    It seems obvious, from looking at the BBC’s Annual Report of 1979, that they were much more proud of their drama output than of their comedy fare. A mere three paragraphs are given over to the gigglepics. To win the viewer’s affection, the scripts of any situation comedy need to be very good indeed. The…

  • Novel Sitcoms
    Novel Sitcoms

    As happens sometimes, the waft of an idea teased my brain this morning, and I wondered if there was a series of blogs to be written about movie tie-in novels. Then I realised how much effort this would be, and decided against it. My mind wandered a little further, and I started wondering about sitcoms…

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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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