TV Cream

TV: M is for...

Mighty Moments from World History

BEFORE THEY discovered they could buy in decent comedy from abroad, ver Four made do with homegrown efforts like this: the two-man National Theatre of Brent, namely PATRICK BARLOW as the pretentious Desmond Dingle and his entire acting company, played by either JIM BROADBENT as Wallace or ROBERT AUSTIN as Bernard, doing parodies and making a virtue of their crapness. Each week the hapless pair endeavoured to recreate a famous historical event or legend (Lawrence of Arabia, King Arthur, the Nativity) with no money, cheap props and little clue as to what they were doing. Barlow’s still flogging the same one-joke nonsensory to this day.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top