ONE OF A NUMBER of exciting new comedians brought in to try their hand at being DJs in the mid-nineties, starting off trying to do it relatively ‘straight’ and floundering badly as a result, before throwing in the towel completely and building the show around an insane narrative about trying to tunnel under the earth to meet The French Alan Davies (no, really), complete with zany characters like indie moaner Stacey Ringworm, eco-friendly early Bill Bailey creation Jake The Crusty, and ‘Alan’s Mad Ex-Bird’. Last seen repositioning the show as a parody of Chris Evans’ Breakfast hoo-hah, with a couple of quite good parodies of the likes of Whigfield, before Jonathan Creek came calling. Show was also temporarily home to highly banned Michael Redmond sitcom Eammon, Older Brother Of Jesus.Read More
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
A full house for your PoV bingo card last week with this series’ first suggestion of launching a BBC sport channel, yet again failing to explain why they wouldn’t then launch a BBC soap channel, comedy channel and everything else, and then just have a blank screen on BBC1 for most of the day. Now we’ve covered the bases, not sure where this run has left to go.
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- In 'PICK OF THE DAY', Gerry Dorrian says: "I don’t object to what the BBC wants to do, I merely object to being forced to pay through the nose to fund it with next to no say on its..."
- In 'Knowing Me, Knowing You… With Alan Partridge', Applemask says: "It’s happening. Deal with it."
- In 'The Collins Cream-ish Dictionary', Paul Bovey says: "Apparently, the “Hah, huh…hoouurgh” in ‘Mama’ was ‘influenced’ by Melle Mel’s cackle in the..."
- In 'Ripcord', Lina B. Umpierre says: "I’m so glad TGG’s bringing the two seasons of “Ripcord” on DVD sets for sale that I’ll jump for joy! Geronimo!"
- In 'Organist Entertains, The', Applemask says: "I didn’t know Nigel Ogden was Metalunan. His show’s still piss-irritating though."