Tag: The Armando Iannucci Shows

  • Pole Vaulters
    Pole Vaulters

    The Armando Iannucci Shows haunts me (in a good way). It’s crammed with great ideas, brilliant sketches, and hung together on a neat premise. Snippets of it live in my brain forever. Rod Stewart will never again catch a bus. That’s my pie. If you’ve not seen it, or not seen it for a while,…

  • Vox Pops: Twas Ever Thus
    Vox Pops: Twas Ever Thus

    Vox Pops might as well just be this, all the time, looped. It would make as much sense. Or this. And I still think these real ones from ABC’s Four Corners are great. See more of these here.

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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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