Behind The Scenes At Newsradio

After a shitty and frankly frightening week, finding this was a little oasis of loveliness. It’s some Hi-8 camcorder footage, filmed by some guy (possibly a writer or one of the writers’ friends) on the sound stage at the evening record for an episode of Newsradio.

If you haven’t seen Newsradio, you should try and seek it out and have a look. Not only does it have the always brilliant Dave Foley in the lead, you’ll meet a young Maura Tierney, Kandi Alexander, Andy Dick, Joe Rogan, Vicki Lewis, and two sublime performances from Phil Hartman and Stephen Root.

The series was created by Paul Simm, and aired for five season on NBC, somehow staying on the air in spite of itself.

This footage was taken during the filming of episode 23 of season 3. The episode is called The Mistake.

Buy My Books
  • 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…

Most Read
  • 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…

From The Archive

Sign up for my FREE newsletter