THE PINNACLE of Potterism. Here, over six weeks on peak time Sunday BBC1, was childhood repression, physical degradation, casual racism, a profusion of breastage, village school bullying, turds in desks, runaway wheelchairs, runaway Underground trains, too too too much flaky skin, PATRICK MALAHIDE’s bare bonking arse in the woods, imaginary hitmen, pulp crime fiction, palm court dance bands, word games, ALISON STEADMAN – or maybe JANET SUZMAN – being fished naked out of the Thames, talking scarecrows, the tallest tree in the world and MICHAEL GAMBON getting his penis greased. All set to the swinging sound of 1940s popular music classics. “When I grow up, everything, everything will be all right.”Read More
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GEORGE COLE aka Arthur Daley (sheepskin coat, cigar, hat, jewellery, ‘er indoors, “nice little earner”, “world is your lobster, my son”) and DENNIS WATERMAN aka Terry McCann (boxer, fighter, mouthing-off-er) fall in and out of trouble every week, encountering dodgy a) gear b) birds c) topless birds d) filth e) motors en route. Went on for ever. TOP OF THE POPS came calling when theme, performed by ‘Dennis Waterman And The Dennis Waterman Band’ went skywards, ditto spoken-word novelty Christmas tune ‘What Are We Gonna Get For ‘Ed Indoors’. Waterman pissed off to be replaced by GARY WEBSTER in 1991. Also kicking around: GEORGE LAYTON, GLYNN EDWARDS, PATRICK MALAHIDE, PETER CHILDS and ANTHONY VALENTINE.Read More
MIDWEEK MELODRAMA about a whiskery bloke who sets up a company designing Dungeons And Dragons games. His partner (PATRICK MALAHIDE) promptly goes mad, spends years in an asylum, breaks out and then sets up his own huge elaborate contesst. Never clear if the characters met were actors hired by Malahide to further the game or not. Intensely popular with black T-shirted Games Workshop-populating voice-half-breaking teens. But no-one else.Read More