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Radio 1: The Shows

Jools Holland

DEEPLY ODD show in which the titular ivory-tickler, who was regularly to be found cavorting on the fringes of comedy shows around then, overdubbed his favourite beat-jazz waxings with a ridiculous story about he and regular comedy mucker Rowland Rivron getting involved in an Ealing Comedy-style police chase across several continents after innocently setting out to discover the meaning of some lyrics indecipherably growled by grizzled old bluesman ‘Archibald’. Friendship with Vic Reeves may not have been coincidental.



  1. Steve

    November 16, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I loved this when it was first broadcast in 93, and would love to hear it again (do any recordings exist?) I seem to remember it also featured Jo Brand playing the Mona Lisa…

  2. Eugene

    November 30, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Rowland Rivron. What an unfunny prick.

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