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It's not all Monty Python, A celebration of British and Irish comedy.

 
 
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 09:10 am
I thought i'd throw in an Irish one.

eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 09:19 am
@eurocelticyankee,
or two.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 09:40 am
@eurocelticyankee,
Good, it’s in the title of the thread after all, and you’re more of an expert than me.

Thanks.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 09:48 am
@izzythepush,
Hope you're keeping well and safe Iz.

This cracked me up.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 09:53 am
@eurocelticyankee,
I’m on an iPad right now because the Kid is on the computer. It won’t do them justice, so l’ll wait until I’m back on the computer and watch them then.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 10:02 am
@izzythepush,
I'll throw in a few more short ones.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2020 10:59 am
@eurocelticyankee,
They're all very good, really liked the TV licence skit.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2020 07:49 am
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are a mainstay of British Comedy. They first came to public attention back in the late 80s/ early 90s with Vic Reeve's Big Night Out.

When they appeared on Comic Relief Lenny Henry said half the audience were in fits while the other half didn't know what was going on.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2020 04:31 am
When Vic and Bob moved to the BBC Bob got equal billing in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. This format was similar to Big Night Out, but had a bigger budget which meant more sketches including 70s glam rockers Slade.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2020 11:10 am
They also had a long running quiz show Shooting Stars in which celebrities would answer really weird questions. Most of them knew what it was about, but occasionally a guest would come on with no idea at all. This most famously happened when Larry Hagman came over here for a fortnight promoting something or other. His agents got him on all sorts including Shooting Stars.

Unfortunately I can't find that clip, but here's one that should give a flavour of the show.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2020 11:19 am
And comedy drama series Catterick, it's a bit hit and miss, at times v funny at other times just weird.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 5 Apr, 2020 11:25 am
@izzythepush,
And House of Fools which is really funny.

eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2020 04:56 am
@izzythepush,
Not sure if you were a fan of Red Dwarf but there's a new series starting Thursday at 9.00 on Dave.

Never watched it myself. Might check this new one out though.

Trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3luF0AUOgw
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 7 Apr, 2020 06:31 am
@eurocelticyankee,
I am a fan and I’ve met most of the cast. They do the tiny comic/sci fi conventions at places like Totton.

You won’t have heard of it because it’s a v small town outside Southampton. They’re all really nice people. I’ve not met Craig Charles but the Kid has, and I’ve shared a beer with Hattie Haydridge.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2020 07:58 am
@izzythepush,
Well i guess you'll be watching or recording that new show tonight.

It's a movie, looks good.

Enjoy.......
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2020 08:09 am
@eurocelticyankee,
It does and if recent stuff is anything to go by it should be pretty good.

The last BBC outing went off the boil, but Dave’s stuff goes back to the originals.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2020 08:28 am
@izzythepush,
Did you see the Dads Army lost episodes where they reenacted the episodes and i have to say did a brilliant job of it.
They were really funny.

UK Gold who did them.

But if you haven't seen them check em out, they're a treat.



izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2020 08:45 am
@eurocelticyankee,
I have, I have to say the best depiction of an old star was Kevin McNally’s depiction of Tony Hancock in another lost episode remade later on.

Dad’s Army was pretty good especially Mark Heap as corporal Jones but Hancock was spot on.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 16 Apr, 2020 03:06 pm
I saw this for the firs time the other day. I'd been aware of it for some time, but never thought it would be my sort of thing. Now I feel racist for not watching it sooner, it's really funny.

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