- Sunday 2nd January 2011, 5:28pm [Edited]
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Anybody see this last night on Channel 4?
I thought that it was really good and a great insight into what made the show tick. The night consisted of two documentaries and two favourite episodes. Oh, and it was all rounded off by a showing of the original ('72) Heartbreak Kid. Not the Ben Stiller ('07) remake.
First doc was about Linehan and Matthews' influences when writing the show, and the second was a great one-hour show reuniting cast, crew, writers and locations. These were sandwiched with the two episodes.
The episodes were firstly the viewers' favourite - Speed 3, and secondly the writers' favourite - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse.
It was great to revisit all this and to just get immersed in how brilliant the show was on every level. If you've missed it check it out on 4OD or it might even be repeated somewhere later this week.
Two sad notes though. The obvious tragic passing of Dermot Morgan, and puzzlingly Pauline McLynn not wishing to take part in proceedings having turned down an invitation to get involved.