Category: Paul Daniels

  • The Paul Daniels Quiz Show
    The Paul Daniels Quiz Show

    Paul Daniels was undoubtedly an excellent magician, who received recognition from the Magic Castle, and who made some truly good TV shows (that Halloween special). In his later years, he made some nice cosy YouTube videos looking through his extensive collection of tricks and effects. He was less good as a quiz show host, though…

  • Meet The Neighbours
    Meet The Neighbours

    This is a fun thing that was obviously made to introduce audiences to Neighbours before the evening slot began. How much of that do you remember? I had forgotten about Lucy Robinson entirely, and this was before Madge met Harold, so I didn’t remember her being a Ramsey at all. Nice to spot some old…

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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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