Tag: David Mitchell

  • Doctors And Nurses
    Doctors And Nurses

    Sometimes ITV makes programmes that are broadcast on the BBC. Hence, why the Carlton produced and ITV Studios distributed sitcom Doctors And Nurses appeared on BBC One in 2004. Written by Phil Hammond and Nigel Smith, it featured a rather stellar cast, including Adrian Edmondson, Mina Anwar, David Mitchell, and Madhav Sharma. This one completely…

  • The Bubble
    The Bubble

    Weird what shows stick with you, long after they appeared on TV briefly, and then vanished without a trace. Sometimes they’re ephemeral works of genius, sometimes they’re just terrible, and sometimes, they’re simply fine. There’s a place for perfectly good shows, and The Bubble probably deserved more of a run than a series of six…

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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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