Please settle family argument

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TVGran

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 12:54pm
  • England
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Please can anyone help to identify an old TV sitcom/series about an egotistical pop star and his long-suffering entourage - it's definitely not the one based on Private Eye's 'Celeb'. It was allegedly based on the behaviour of a then-very popular singer, and I remember it was broadcast several years ago. Am accused of imagining it, but I'm sure it really happened ...

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DougWonnacott

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 12:58pm
  • Norwich, England
  • 1,059 posts

Did Harry Enfield star in it?

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TVGran

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 1:08pm
  • England
  • 2 posts

Don't think so, but memory of it is hazy. Can I add that the singer on whom it was allegedly based is still going strong, but not as omnipresent, so it must have been 80s onwards.

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DougWonnacott

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 1:11pm
  • Norwich, England
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It rings abell, late 90s/early 00s, just one series. But I can't think who starred. If we could get that, you can find out the name of it. Jimmy Nail?

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Tursiops

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 1:11pm
  • Welwyn Garden City, England
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Er, who was that singer?

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 1:32pm
  • England
  • 17,528 posts

Rings a bell with me too, but.............

Quote: DougWonnacott @ 5th October 2014, 1:11 PM BST

It rings abell, late 90s/early 00s, just one series. But I can't think who starred. If we could get that, you can find out the name of it. Jimmy Nail?

Ummm, did think maybe Crocodile Shoes, but perhaps not.

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beaky

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 1:56pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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Could it have been that brilliant series with Robbie Coltrane? Not exactly a sitcom, I know...

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DougWonnacott

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 2:13pm [Edited]
  • Norwich, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 5th October 2014, 1:32 PM BST

Rings a bell with me too, but.............

Ummm, did think maybe Crocodile Shoes, but perhaps not.

I think I was thinking of the film Still Crazy

Quote: beaky @ 5th October 2014, 1:56 PM BST

Could it have been that brilliant series with Robbie Coltrane? Not exactly a sitcom, I know...

Tutti Frutti?

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beaky

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 2:29pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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That's the one.

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beaky

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 4:35pm
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 5th October 2014, 3:01 PM BST

Great series - NOW only £6.80 post paid. Bargain!!

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Complete with magnificent caricatures by John Byrne.

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Marc P

  • Sunday 5th October 2014, 6:43pm
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Just watched Liza in antiques road trip thingy. She is a great comedy actress.