Is It Bill Bailey?

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Johnny Green

  • Tuesday 23rd September 2008, 10:44pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 111 posts

I was just looking through the TV guide and noticed that Dave are showing Is It Bill Bailey? tonight at 10:40. I don't know how old this show is or how long Dave have been showing it, but I have seen some of it online and thought it was quite good. Bill does a bit of stand up and some sketches

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Mick Green

  • Tuesday 23rd September 2008, 11:26pm
  • England
  • 315 posts

I also saw that yet the programme guide on Sky is suggesting it isn't on tonight after all? I was looking forward to this too.

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catskillz

  • Tuesday 23rd September 2008, 11:40pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3,396 posts

It was a great series. I can't believe he wasn't given another series. Wasn't Simon Pegg in it?

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Johnny Green

  • Tuesday 23rd September 2008, 11:51pm
  • England
  • 111 posts

Yeah Simon Pegg was in some of the sketches. According to wikipedia Edgar Wright directed the show and tonight's airing will be the first since it was originally shown back in 1998

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 12:41am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,367 posts

My TV guide's telling me that 22:40 on Dave will see Little Britain.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 1:06am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,367 posts

I have full Dave listings until the end of October, and Is It Bill Bailey? does not appear. So it's unlikely you'll get the response you're hoping for.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 1:14am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,187 posts

How weird. How did it manage to get in the Radio Times etc then?

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 1:18am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,367 posts

Perhaps a last minute issue of rights clearance or something, so they had to pull it.

Although, as has been noted, they publish their schedule more than a month in advance, so perhaps not so last-minute, and the listings magazines are just retardedly slow.

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Johnny Green

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 1:22am
  • England
  • 111 posts

It was the free TV guide that came with Saturday's Guardian that I saw it listed in

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Lee

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 6:45pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,341 posts

I saw it trailed on Dave last week, can't remember what time it said though.

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paul f

  • Wednesday 24th September 2008, 8:09pm [Edited]
  • Portsmouth, England
  • 68 posts

Ford Kiernan of Still Game fame was in some of the sketches! It's on YouTube, or was.

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Johnny Green

  • Tuesday 30th September 2008, 6:37pm
  • England
  • 111 posts

I got a reply from UKTV today. They simply said:

"Due to ongoing legal issues we are unable to transmit this series at the moment but hope to do so in the future.We are sorry for any inconvenience caused."

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catskillz

  • Tuesday 30th September 2008, 6:40pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3,396 posts

Shame. I'm just glad I got to see it when it was first on.