Tag: The Man From Auntie

  • Bun Ultoon – The Clips From Auntie
    Bun Ultoon – The Clips From Auntie

    It pains me to admit it, but it was only recently that I realised the title of Ben Elton’s show The Man From Auntie was a play on the 60s TV show The Man From UNCLE. I just went with the notion of him being from the BBC, without noticing that other layer. The show…

  • Be-Hi-De-Hi-nd The Scenes
    Be-Hi-De-Hi-nd The Scenes

    Here’s a really interesting short look behind the scenes of the final episode of Hi-De-Hi. It aired as a segment on Open Air, the BBC One daily daytime show about its output. https://youtu.be/ln4fdEDSSKY It’s worth a watch, sorry I can’t embed it. Here’s a full length early edition version of the show, including a telephone…

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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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