Tag: Ruby Wax

  • Girls On Top
    Girls On Top

    As early as 1985, Jennifer Saunders was starring in not one, but two prime time sitcoms on the main channels. On BBC One, she played multiple characters in Ben Elton’s Happy Families, and during the same few weeks, she was over on ITV in Girls On Top. Here’s Tony Pratt’s patronising preview write up in […]

  • Ed Bye In His Own Words
    Ed Bye In His Own Words

    It’s depressingly easy to forget the influence and contribution TV directors have made to comedy over the years. It’s not like the movies, which revere the director, and forget the writers, it’s the other way round really. So it was nice to stumble across this interview with Ed Bye in The Stage from the 3rd […]

  • Ruby Waxes Cars
    Ruby Waxes Cars

    I was thinking all day today, trying to remember if Ruby Wax had ever done any adverts. Then I remembered her stewardship of the Vauxhall Corsa promo, with a perfectly matched slogan for her and the car. There was more than one, so it must have been succesful. She also did a campaign for Ryvita.

  • Waxing Lyrical
    Waxing Lyrical

    Exackerly. This is a great interview of a random woman that Ruby Wax met on a coach for her 1990 BBC Two series Hit & Run. I wish I could find more of this series.

  • For 4 Tonight
    For 4 Tonight

    A title that’s a mouthful, and difficult to get your tongue around, For 4 Tonight was a Channel 4 show, created by Ruby Wax, starring George Irving and Rachel Bell. It aired on the network in the autumn of 1983, and was directed by Michael Dolenz (yes, that one). Stay tuned for the disconcerting 80s […]

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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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