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Tutti Frutti

BREAK-THROUGH SERIES for EMMA THOMPSON and ROBBIE COLTRANE who’d both previously suffered for alternative comedy’s sake in the rubbish ALFRESCO. Telling the tale of the past-it rock band The Majestics it features a career-best performance from RICHARD ‘HOT METAL’ WILSON as the sweaty-palmed manager Eddie Clockerty (FACT: His character was ripped off by ‘Dadahist’ comicbook-writer Grant Morrison for his ‘Zenith’ strip in 2000AD). Best bit, Stuart McGugan off of PLAY SCHOOL swearing. You didn’t get that when CHLOE ASHCROFT showed up on DR WHO, right? NOTE: This programme earns its place in TVC’s hallowed A-Z-style Hall of Fame due to pressure applied on us by Andrew Collins’ TEATIME radio show on BBC 6 Music in 2003.



  1. Matthew Harris

    January 5, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Bleaker than some might remember; especially Maurice Roeves’ story arc, which ends with him dousing himself in vodka and setting himself on fire. On stage. In the last shot of the programme.

  2. Richardpd

    December 11, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    For years this wasn’t repeated or given a home release due to Little Richard wanting too much in royalties, but it was on BBC4 recently.

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