Category: Chat Show

  • More Bad News For Wogan
    More Bad News For Wogan

    Here’s Bad News on Wogan from 2nd October 1987. Rik still has his Alan B’Stard hair under the wig, and Old Tel is game as ever.

  • Kenneth Williams On Joan Rivers
    Kenneth Williams On Joan Rivers

    Following on from yesterday, Kenneth Williams joined Dudley Moore and others on the couch to chat to Joan Rivers, as part of her BBC show Can We Talk?. He mentions Pieces Of Eight, a revue show that was written by Peter Cook (Joan’s co-host). The follow up to this revue was One Over The Eight,…

  • Pete And Dud On Joan Rivers
    Pete And Dud On Joan Rivers

    Here’s a segment from Joan Rivers 1986 British show Can We Talk? Dudley Moore appears as her guest, while Peter Cook was a regular co-host. The show began on BBC Two, on 10th March 1986, with guests Jim Henson. Dame Edna, and Barry Manilow. Moore joined her for the 24th March show, alongside other guests…

  • Rik And Des
    Rik And Des

    Remember that interview with Sid Little and Eddie Large the other day? The one where they seemed totally incurious about comedy history, comedy as a craft, and comedy in general? Here’s the antidote to that. Rik taking time out of his own interview to ask Des O’Connor some really interesting questions.

  • Miriam And Scorsese
    Miriam And Scorsese

    This should brighten your day, like everything Miriam Margolyes ever says.

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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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