Tag: Walking The Planks

  • Walking The Planks, High & Dry
    Walking The Planks, High & Dry

    A rather nice thing just arrived, and I wanted to share some of it with you. That’s the BBC Training Manual written by Harold Snoad, on Directing Situation Comedy. And here’s the only bit of marginalia (the manual was an ex-library copy). While best known as a producer and director, Snoad also co-wrote the radio […]

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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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