Bite The Wax

If you imagine the phrase ‘Bite The Wax’ as spoken by Armando Iannucci, then your day will be all the better for it.

But before we get to that, let’s talk about No’ The Archie Macpherson Show. It’s Wednesday 6th July 1988, and BBC Radio Scotland is about to debut a new youth oriented show that blends news, current affairs, music, and comedy. It’s made BY young people, FOR young people. That’s a fact, it says it in print.

Dundee Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 06 July 1988

I mean, you could even call it ‘a midweek romp’.

The show did well, and even warranted a repeat run in September, complete with a slightly different name.

Shetland Times – Friday 02 September 1988

By October, it was announced that the show had spawned its successor.

Aberdeen Press and Journal – Monday 31 October 1988

Bite The Wax was well received by The Scotsman.

The Scotsman – Saturday 18 March 1989

Then it was time for Armando to step back on to the live stage …

Scotland on Sunday – Sunday 26 March 1989

If anyone know the story about the Whose Line Is It Anyway? audition, I’d love to hear it.

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