Tag: Waiting For Godot

  • Waiting For Waiting For Godot
    Waiting For Waiting For Godot

    Ever since the first episode of Bottom came to an end, way back in 1991, and the continuity announcer told us that Rik and Ade were appearing in a production of Waiting For Godot, I’ve indelibly linked the two things together in my mind. For a long time, little information was to be found about…

  • Ha Ha Halloween: Bottom
    Ha Ha Halloween: Bottom

    Good luck avoiding all the riots today. And Happy Halloween. Here’s how Eddie and Richie celebrate theirs. No candy for them. Rik & Ade conceived of the show during their run in Waiting For Godot. The pilot episode was Contest, which was shot nearly two years before the first full series was broadcast. Once upon…

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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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