Tag: The Detectives

  • 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…

  • The Detectives
    The Detectives

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen The Detectives. I may not have even seen it since it was first broadcast. The sitcom began life as a run of sketches on Canned Carrott. It ran for five series between 1993 and 1997, and was written by Mike Whitehill and Steve Knight. Unusually for the…

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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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