Category: Ovens

  • Another Fascinating Post About Sitcom Ovens
    Another Fascinating Post About Sitcom Ovens

    You might think my obsession with sitcom ovens is a bit odd, what with this, this, and this – but unlike Roy Clarke, I’ve never written a whole episode about an oven. In Watching The Clock, the 20th March 2005 installment of Last Of The Summer Wine, there’s a concerted effort to convince Auntie Wainwright…

  • Compo’s Bed And Clegg’s Stead
    Compo’s Bed And Clegg’s Stead

    I watched the second half of the first series of Last Of The Summer Wine last night. I can’t find the pilot amongst the 59 discs, but I expect it’s there somewhere. Look how bleak Compo’s house is. And yes, we get a glimpse of his oven. It’s a rather compact table top affair, that…

  • The Young Ovens
    The Young Ovens

    I’ve become a bit obsessed with ovens in sitcoms this past week. It all started when I noticed how many ovens Arkwright got through in Open All Hours, before I began to wonder if any of those same ovens were used in other BBC shows. Logic would suggest they would have to have been. I…

  • Oven All Hours
    Oven All Hours

    I know the internet is full of articles about the ovens in Open All Hours, and that adding anything to the discourse is almost, if not completely impossible. Nonetheless, let’s have a look at the ovens in the backroom of Arkwright’s. We first get a glimpse into the inner workings of the shop in the…

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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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