MEDICAL MALPRACTICE of a Friday night as written and performed by DR. CHRIS BEETLES and DR. ROB BUCKMAN with LYNDA “PRESTON” BELLINGHAM. Sketches included a spoof advert done like the old “try a taste of Martini” ads with lots of floating about in balloons, and which ended with a picture of a right-sided truss and the caption “Martilini – the right one”. Then an addition “We also make the left one”.Read More
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DR LEW GRADE re-opens the ATV medical wing, mothballed since EMERGENCY WARD 10. Lo and behold, everything still present and correct, including manky metal-framed beds, manky janitor with metal mop and pale, manky canteen with brown and orange plastic chairs upon which brown and orange plastic cups of coffee are drunk, and manky patients. Only this time boasting a profusion of facial hair. Harmless fare, ironically, which idled away many a drizzly weekday afternoon. Plenty of heroes and villains to swoon/swing for, including LYNDA BELLINGHAM, TONY ADAMS, LEWIS JONES and JUDY BUXTON.Read More
“EVERYWHERE YOU go, everything you see/Someone’s saying no – it’s a tragedy!” Yobbish roustabout for pre-teatime school nights depicting the fortunes and (many) failings of Dunmore United FC’s Junior Supporter’s Club. A familiar mix of football, snogging, mild swearing and crappy violence ensued over four series, presided over by an equally familiar mix of “larger-than-life” characters: Mac Murphy the downtrodden manager, “Rasputin” Jones the president, and your titular Mob including Boxer, copper’s son ‘Wurzel’ Glossop, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Masters, The Hulk, Pacman, Mugsy Moran, etc. LYNDA BELLINGHAM and TEGAN OFF DR WHO shouted from the touchlines. Best thing was the Sham 69-stylings of the signature tune, bemoaning the lot of being young and everyone hating you: “Find another place, ‘cos you can’t play ‘ere/Don’t want any lip, so there!/Y’know it’s gonna be alright if we stick together/We’re gonna have a fine, fine time if we stick together/No more mindless empty days…”Read More
ANOTHER OF those PLANK-esque short Britcom films, this one starring LEONARD ROSSITER as Charles Barker who boards the train last at Surbiton determined to be the first out at Waterloo and hence the winner, for the 15th consecutive time, of the Waterloo Bridge Handicap. Very little dialogue apart from Rossiter’s thoughts expressed as voice-overs and BROUGH SCOTT’s commentary. Apart from Rossiter’s character, all the other racers are given horsey nicknames, eg Austin Reed (JOHN QUENTIN), Lincoln’s Inn (IAN MARTER), Likely Lady (LYNDA BELLINGHAM), Red Hair (ZOOT MONEY) and Chubby Chap (GORDON KAYE).Read More
NO-SHAGS-BARRED MELODRAMA of a Scots builder (JACK GALLOWAY) in fifties London “determined to succeed”. And shag everyone, including LYNDA “REMEMBER PRESTON?” BELLINGHAM. Based, inevitably, on an Andrea “BOUQUET” Newman story.Read More
SUBLIME SUNDAY night adaptation of James Herriott’s tales of life as a 1930s Yorkshire Dales vet, blessed with an excellent cast led by ROBERT HARDY as Siegfried Farnon, gruff, patrician head of practice, always ready to sound a note of caution as they gathered around the huge wireless (loads of period detail) to hear the latest war news; and CHRISTOPHER TIMOTHY as Herriott himself, stolid, caring practioner, always ready with a reassuring word when it was time to put down a kid’s pet or a pensionable heifer (“‘E’s been a faithful servant to me, Mr ‘Erriott”), and married to CAROL DRINKWATER who regenerated into LINDA BELLINGHAM. Speaking of which, Dr Who was in it as well as perennial wet-behind-ears young tyro Tristan, plus there was haughty village matriarch Mrs Pumphrey, who had a little dog named Tricki-Woo who lived on a cushion, and that indecipherable bloke who called Herriott ‘vet’narian’. The whole thing was topped off by those timeless driving-through-the-Dales-in-a-lovely-old-car titles, with Hardy and Timothy sharing a joke.Read More