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Packet of Three

ONE OF THOSE self-styled comedy showcases that did nothing of the sort. Revue format-meets-crappy sitcom about imaginary Crumpsall Theatre. HENRY NORMAL (who jumped ship after one series), FRANK SKINNER (in Teddy Boy phase) and JENNY ECLAIR were your titular trio, all being largely unfunny until BILLY WRIGHT came on with an accordian and made it even worse.



  1. Matthew Rudd

    June 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Billy Moore was the accordionist.

    I quite liked Packet Of Three, for what it was. Henry Normal was excellent.

  2. ExtremelyCreamy

    July 17, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Trying to find this show on You Tube is almost as difficult as trying to find the name of the end theme from Max Headroom or any clips of the BBC programme “The Album”

  3. Chris Jones

    July 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I remember that bizarre moment when Normal did a piece to camera about being dead. Without a punchline or anything.

  4. David Smith

    August 29, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Wasn’t Kevin Eldon involved at some point, in the persona of his rather unsettling character “Kevin Boyle”? I seem to remember he had something of an unrequited love for Jenny Eclair.

    And wasn’t there a subsequent incarnation of the show that had the new name Packing Them In (maybe the post-Henry Normal series you refer to)?

  5. Paul G

    May 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I went to two nights of the recordings at Wakefield Theatre. I must have been 15/16 years old. I’d love to find recordings so I could find out which nights I was at. I can’t remember about who else was on though.

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