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As near to a red brick experience as any of this lot have hadGRAB BAG alterno revue, late in slot and long of trouser. STEPHEN “PICK A BUTTOCK UP” FRY, HUGH “SMELL?” LAURIE, BEN “ELTON BEN” ELTON, ROBBIE “BACK IN A JIFFY” COLTRANE, EMMA “BLARF!” THOMPSON and SIOBHAN “THE LINES” REDMOND arsed about out-of-doors on videotape instead of film. Not well remembered, or particularly well loved. By its participants, at least.



  1. lump516

    April 4, 2011 at 1:40 am

    These days, Fry and Laurie pretend to be doctors on competing shows on the Fox Network. Apparently Ben Elton writes grouchy mystery novels.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I think I made it through half of one episode, and it was even more depressing than ‘Threads’.

  3. Richardpd

    October 29, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    One show that seemed to end up less than a sum of it’s parts in spite of a strong cast.

  4. Sidney Balmoral James

    October 29, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Who is the man in the photograph between Fry and Emma Thompson?

  5. George White

    October 29, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Paul Shearer, later star of Chanel 9 on the Fast Show.

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