Walk On The Wild Side

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Mark

  • Tuesday 24th March 2009, 1:22am [Edited]
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,682 posts

I nearly didn't spot this new comedy show in the schedules because the BBC have given it no publicity and the listings make it look like a wildlife documentary... however, when I spotted Jason Manford's name in the voiceover list, I realised it's actually a comedy we should be listing.

Basically it's a family series in which Manford, Rhod Gilbert and others take the BBC's natural history footage and give the animals voices. Hard to say if it's going to hit the spot for an adult audience, but here's some taster videos:

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/walk_on_the_wildside/videos/

Walk On The Wild Side starts on Saturday at 17:05 on BBC One.

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shaggy292

  • Tuesday 24th March 2009, 1:26am
  • London, England
  • 1,736 posts

Made me laugh.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 24th March 2009, 1:31am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,742 posts

Without looking through the videos, it sounds quite crap.

But I suppose someone must watch Badly Dubbed Porn, so there must be a market for that kind of thing.

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Nil Putters

  • Tuesday 24th March 2009, 1:34am [Edited]
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,690 posts

Johnny Morris did it years ago. ;) And Gervais does something similar at the beginning of his Animals show.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 29th March 2009, 2:14am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,480 posts

But Johnny Morris did it 40 years ago.

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Sean Prower

  • Monday 30th March 2009, 1:52am
  • United Kingdom
  • 102 posts

Yeah I think the idea was 'inspired' from that show. Was it 'Animal Magic' or 'Animal Crackers'? One of the two anyway.

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swerytd

  • Monday 30th March 2009, 1:09pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7,526 posts

I thought it was alright. Nothing ground-breaking, but it's obviously aimed at families and the kind of dad that laughs at people falling over.

The ad-break was quite funny, in my opinion.

Dan

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miss jaffacake

  • Saturday 15th August 2009, 10:25pm [Edited]
  • Royston Vasey, England
  • 206 posts

I did like the random quotes from other shows, The "Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan" from Alan Partridge (although trying to remember back the ten minutes since I watched it, was the groundhog actually yelling "Alan"?) and the "Oooo Betty" from Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 16th August 2009, 6:23pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,742 posts

Yes, it was Alan. And then Steve. (Partridge, Coogan, I'd not made the link until now.)

There were a few funny ones, but really more for the audio than the audio with the visuals. On the whole it was light years improved upon the pilot, but still not really anything of note.

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johnny smith

  • Sunday 16th August 2009, 9:01pm
  • England
  • 279 posts

This was typically awful saturday teatime viewing - like a follow up to the dreadful 'Just For Laughs'.

Why watch this when 'Creature Comforts' is miles better and funnier?

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Mark

  • Monday 17th August 2009, 7:30am
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,682 posts

I think people are forgetting this is aimed at a fairly young audience... there's no doubt kids in parks around the country shouting "Alan, Alan, Alan" right now.

For me, most of it fell flat, but there were some bits that made me smile a lot. Cute animals can easily charm.

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Robert D

  • Monday 17th August 2009, 7:45am
  • Blackpool, England
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Quote: Mark @ August 17 2009, 3:30 AM BST

I think people are forgetting this is aimed at a fairly young audience... there's no doubt kids in parks around the country shouting "Alan, Alan, Alan" right now.

For me, most of it fell flat.


Me too. :(

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Pelzer

  • Thursday 21st January 2010, 7:49pm [Edited]
  • M√ľnchen, Germany
  • 6 posts

I found it quite funny, to be honest. What happened to the DVD release? Should have been due to beginning of February but seems to have gone now. Pity!

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Aaron

  • Saturday 23rd January 2010, 11:01pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,742 posts

It'll have been postponed until the broadcast of Series 2.