ONE OF the last chapters of David Jason’s pre-fame ‘difficult period’, filling in time before those Del Boy millions came along with a long-running Kenneth Clark/Jacob Bronowski-lampooning sketch show examining the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life. Amongst those along for the ride were Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Steafel, Chris Emmett, Stephen Moore, David Tate, Jon Glover, Andy Hamilton, Geoffrey Perkins and Jimmy Mulville. Apparently, one of the few non-Frost/OFAH shows he’s happy to see repeated.Read More
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A bit out of our jurisdiction here but since we were reminiscing about 2000 earlier on we may as well point out that one of that year’s big shows has reached its final episode – er, again, because of course it was axed a decade ago and then reprieved. This is almost certainly the end of it, though, and that’s a shame because we’ve always been fond of it, it can still come up with some nice stuff – Fry meeting his family the other week was a lovely episode – and even the worst episodes are nowhere near as bad as the worst episodes of The Simpsons. It never really took off like it might have, though, either in the USA or indeed in the UK, not helped by Channel Four’s atrocious scheduling of the original run – with new episodes broadcast at any time between 9am and 1am – and then no terrestrial channel bothering to buy the revived series and relying on Sky who themselves have booted in from pillar to post, right up to abruptly moving it from half six to nine o’clock last week. We’re not going to be desperately broken-hearted at its finale because it’s had a decent run, especially if they bring it back yet again, but even if you’ve drifted off over the years it’ll be worth a look, we’re sure.
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