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.
That’s why there’s be so much about Bottom and those two on the blog for a while now. It’s been fun to share some of the things I’ve found during my research, and there’s so much more in the book too. I liked learning that Rik made a public information film for Derbyshire County Council, and that it was blasted as a waste of money. I liked learning that Adrian read the Steptoe And Son script book just before they started writing Bottom. And I liked learning that Ade also starred in the long forgotten blockbuster hit corporate video Management Consultancy – The Movie.
I even phoned the company that made it all those years ago, to ask about it, and maybe get a copy of it, but they thought me quite odd and said they’d get back to me (and never did).