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"Sick, surreal or just plain silly": Doon Mackichan narrates this lovely little celebration - a collection of BBC archive clips, including Graham Chapman frankly telling Parky about being gay and an alcoholic, and an elfin Terry Gilliam gleefully putting animations together in his flat.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 7th September 2019

Doon Mackichan interview

Doon Mackichan on starring in David Mamet's #MeToo play Bitter Wheat: 'People might walk out, disgusted'. The comedy star also talks about roles for women and why a Smack The Pony reunion isn't happening but why a The Day Today one could be on the cards.

i Newspaper, 19th June 2019

Smack The Pony: Amanda Holden was first choice for show

The groundbreaking female-led sketch show Smack the Pony burst onto screens exactly 20 years ago.

Rachel Foley, BBC, 19th March 2019

How Smack the Pony led the way in feminist comedy

An absurdist sketch show paved the way for the likes of Broad City and Chewing Gum.

El Hunt, i-D, 28th January 2019

The timeless genius of Smack the Pony

As Smack the Pony announce their comeback, we look at the beloved sketch show's best offerings so far ... and find they haven't aged at all.

Hannah Jane Parkinson, The Guardian, 23rd January 2019

Why we need a Smack the Pony reunion

Two decades after the cult sketch show first aired, its creators discuss its inception, near-death experiences and why they were the Spice Girls of turn-of-the-century comedy.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 21st January 2019

How The Day Today changed satire forever

25 years ago, Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci's uproarious news spoof unleashed Fake News on the world (not to mention Alan Partridge).

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 17th January 2019

A grand return for Two Doors Down, and Christine, the peerless Elaine C Smith, had made a trifle for Eric and Beth's 30th anniversary. She had toyed, though not that hard, with thoughts of a gift. "Some porcelain... a voucher? But then I went into my cupboard. I saw the four tins of fruit cocktail. And ah just thought: fuck it. Trifle it is!" It is a... decent enough... trifle, the gloss on which is only mildly spoilt by Christine's rare sotto voce warning. "Don't take too long. Cos technically that cream needs to be used by midnight..."

Every piece of Scottishness, beloved or nauseating (Doon Mackichan's monstrously indiscreet Cathy) is here, and balances Rob and Sharon's London [from Catastrophe] with perfection.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 13th January 2019