Category: The Brittas Empire

  • Ffizz

    Ffizz is one of those sitcoms that passed me by, and only thanks to the folks at Network, did I ever get a chance to visit it recently. Written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss, who went on to create The Brittas Empire, it features fantastic appearances from Richard Griffiths and Benjamin Whitrow. They are…

  • Christmas On BBC One 1994
    Christmas On BBC One 1994

    Just a quick look at this. Interestingly, that episode of The Brittas Empire set in the future is set in 2019. Bleurgh.

  • Subject To Availability
    Subject To Availability

    This rather ominous advert tells us two important things about the imminent lauch of BSB in 1990. First, and more frivolously, maybe using Colin from The Brittas Empire was a bad choice (yes, I am aware of the limitations of linear time), and perhaps an omen for the shitshow that was to follow. Second, that…

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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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