Tag: The Drew Carey Show

  • Craig Ferguson’s Pilot
    Craig Ferguson’s Pilot

    With thanks to @whydontyoutube, here’s the full pilot episode of Granada’s The Craig Ferguson Show, which aired 30 years ago. It features Helen Atkinson-Wood, Paul Whitehouse, and Charlie Higson. Here’s Craig as his early career alter-ego at the Montreal Festival in 1987. And this is a clip from The Dirt Detective, an STV show from…

  • Hardball Comedy Connections
    Hardball Comedy Connections

    As is my wont when I am at a loss as to what to write on the daily vomit, I opened up The Radio Times Guide To TV Comedy, and found a 1990 US sitcom called Hardball. You’ll recognise quite a few faces in that cast. And you’ll be traumatised by the mascot no doubt.…

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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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