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Wilderness Road

SLIGHTLY SURREAL yet totally unfunny sitcom starring ROBIN DRISCOLL and DAVID SIBLEY as two losers who spent all their time in a seedy flat and a seedier pub. GARY “2.4 CHILDREN” OLSEN was also in it as a local villain.



  1. THX Kling Klang

    October 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    One of those sitcoms where you could see it was nearly funny, but wasn’t quite enough.

    One of the two friends’ allies against Gary Olsen was a stripper, not that she took her clothes off in the show but she did flash him her underwear once to shock him into submission, which was pretty embarrassing (instead of funny).

  2. Lee James Turnock

    April 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Here’s another one that seems to have fallen off everybody’s radar. I remember it only too well. Summer of 1986, during the school holidays, this was shoved out on BBC1 during a primetime evening slot and left a nation distinctly unimpressed. My parents and I (as well as a couple of friends from school) watched every single episode in stunned disbelief, waiting for something – anything – to happen. It never did. No memorable lines, no well-drawn characters, certainly no laughs. It all came across as some terribly shoddy community arts centre project rather than something that deserved to be on television.

  3. Matra Rancho

    July 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I recall the mild ‘Points Of View’ controversy about the amount of times an exasperated Cage said “Christ!” to his sidekick Moon. Which may have been deemed strong language back in those days.

    I remember it being quite bleak and laugh-free but I’d like to see it again, at least one of them cos it’s always stuck in my memory from that long summer of 86.

  4. Tom Ronson

    March 7, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Written by Richard Cottan (who played Marty Storm, the nothing-like-Elvis character in the first couple of episodes of Hi-De-Hi!) and Bob Goody (Mel Smith’s partner in the edutainment series Smith and Goody), this was more like a terribly acted community arts project than a legitimate sitcom. God knows how it came to be on BBC1 – though I doubt it would have fared any better in the BBC2 ‘alternative’ slot.

  5. Richardpd

    March 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    One sitcom that managed to pass me by until now, but it sounds like I didn’t miss much.

    Robin Driscoll managed to redeem himself by co-writing most of the episodes of Mr Bean & occasionally appearing in it too.

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