Massive. Image shows from L to R: Tony (Johnny Vegas), Danny (Ralf Little), Shay (Carl Rice). Copyright: BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2007 - 2008
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom set around the launch of Manchester's hottest new music record label, Shady Records. Stars Ralf Little, Carl Rice, Johnny Vegas, Paul Kaye, Christine Bottomley and more.

Massive trivia

Writer Damian Lanigan used to be in a band called The Twentieth Legion. In November 1984 they performed at the Hacienda and, suitably encouraged by this one-night stand at the legendary Manchester club, Lanigan briefly considered setting up his own record label, but thought better of it when he eyed the strength of the local competition: Rough Trade and Factory.

Source: The Independent

The Lamps, the band that appeared in episode one, are actually a real band called a.P.A.t.T. You can hear their weird music via their website

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