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Assaulted Nuts

ANGLO-YANKEE LATE night comedy from the Four’s early days featuring TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR, BARRY CRYER, a usually scantily-clad CLEO ROCOS, plus a multitude of American performers including WAYNE “NEWMAN!” KNIGHT, who went on to become the fat bloke downstairs in Seinfeld.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    April 8, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    May have been pointless but I’d still really like to see it again. Tim Brooke-Taylor also made a few appearances on the Kenny Everett Television Show.

  2. Tom Ronson

    October 4, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Quite an odd little series, produced in conjunction with Cinemax and featuring Daniel Peacock alongside Cryer, Brooke-Taylor and Rocos. ‘Of its time’, so to speak. Some excerpts of this, along with sundry Children’s ITV presenters fluffing their lines and cracking up, appeared on a Christmas tape produced by the VT department of the independent Molinare Studio (on YouTube no fewer than three times over in different versions, last time I looked).

  3. Droogie

    October 4, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Strange show. It felt like middle aged performers ( TBT) and writers (Bazza Cryer) were trying to write an alternative comedy sketch show for Channel 4, but with Cleo Rocos in various stages of undress making it look like a bunch of rubbish Kenny Everett sketches but without Ken. The American cast members performed like they were on a different show, and the horrible canned laughter added to the weirdness and lack of laughs.

  4. Richardpd

    October 4, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Sounds like an oddball series even by 1980s Channel 4 standards.

  5. Droogie

    October 4, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    It was no Minipops at least , but still a weird show for Channel 4 to make . They were still showing Paul Hogan Show repeats at this point, so weren’t adverse for some sub- Benny Hill comedy to fill the slots.

  6. George White

    October 5, 2020 at 10:20 am

    I have a theory it was commissioned to ride the back of the success of Benny Hill in the US.

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