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
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Iain Banks – Raw Spirit
Tuesday, 22.00, BBC2
Tragically this final ever interview with one of the most influential and popular authors of the last few decades, recorded a few weeks ago, now has to be screened posthumously. Viewers in Scotland will have seen it last week and now the rest of the UK gets the chance, albeit in slightly truncated form.
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Points of View
- In 'Wimpy Bars', Applemask says: "You’re right, that is hilarious."
- In 'Scrolling LED Displays in Newsagents’ Windows', Applemask says: "My barber still has one of these."
- In 'Nescafé chez Hunt', Applemask says: "Me. Surfers might be meaningless, but it’s interesting entertaining without needing to employ irony."
- In 'Nat West Piggy Bank Savings Scheme', Applemask says: "The mysterious “sixth pig” is Cousin Wesley, who was introduced in a limited run of 5000 in 1998 for reasons beyond..."
- In 'Comrade Dad', Applemask says: "Anna Wing was in the pilot."