Tag: Saturday Live

  • No Bits Of Dusty And Dick
    No Bits Of Dusty And Dick

    Here’s a fantastic full-page spread from The Daily Mirror, dated Friday 6th February 1987. It’s about the new series of Saturday Live on Channel 4. Almost exactly two years later, on February 2nd 1989, James Green dribbled his thoughts onto the pages of The Stage, this time about the first series of A Bit Of…

  • Tummy Rubbish
    Tummy Rubbish

    Here’s a sketch from Saturday Live. What’s interesting is that parts of this sketch appeared previously in an episode of Alfresco, and other parts were adapted later for A Bit Of Fry & Laurie. I can find neither on YouTube to share though, sorry. So, by way of apology, watch this instead, it’s brilliant.

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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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