Monkey Trousers. Image shows from L to R: Ted (Alex Lowe), Patsy Palmer, Constance (Ronni Ancona), Stanley (Alistair McGowan). Copyright: Pett Productions / Baby Cow Productions.

Monkey Trousers

ITV sketch show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2005. Stars Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Mark Benton, Tim Healy, Alistair McGowan and others.

Series 1, Episode 5

Jimmy Savile destroys nosey Honker's only chance of happiness and Roy of Roy's Toys attempts unsuccessfully to flog a Harry Potter related Lego set.

Further details

Eponymous freak and everything-whisperer Monkey Trousers stands as an independent election candidate; Stanley McAlister off of Professional Footballers' Wives has been sold to a foreign club (in Wales); and estate agent Alasdair shuts a potential buyer in the shower.

Jimmy Savile destroys nosey Honker's only chance of happiness at the Sunshine Hospice Fun Run; the mission is aborted at the Geordie Space Centre due to Kev arriving in a frogman suit; and we learn of the Dorf face-care system, 'one of many ways for you to proceed'.

Voice-over man Dave uses every trick in the tobacconist's book to achieve vocal perfection; Mary uses reverse psychology to get some office workers to explode themselves; and the Croc Botherer meets a national park warden and gets some of his own nightmarish medicine.

Finally, "Windy" Dick Baker leaves his co-antiquarian Clive hanging; the Vicar appraises Revelation 1 with Calvinistical rigour; and Roy of Roy's Toys attempts unsuccessfully to flog a Lego set depicting, not Dumbledore in his office, but J. K. Rowling in her agent's office (with 'a tiny little enormous cheque in her hand').

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 17th June 2005
Time
10pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Vic Reeves Various
Bob Mortimer Various
Steve Coogan Roy
John Thomson Various
Mark Benton Various
Tim Healy Various
Alistair McGowan Stanley
Ronni Ancona Constance
Patsy Palmer Various
Alex Lowe Ted
Rebecca Front Various
Neil Morrissey Various
Matt Berry Various
Joanna Bobin Various
Guest cast
Liz Smith Various
Tony Way Various
Chloe Okora Various
Charlie Higson Various
Nichola McAuliffe Various
Nancy Sorrell (as Nancy Moir) Various
Kate Russell Various
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Simon Blackwell Writer (Additional Material)
Jill Parker Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David Kerr Director
Lisa Clark Series Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer

Videos

The Geordie Space Centre

The Geordie's prepare to go in space... but there's a problem with one of the suits.

Featuring: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Mark Benton, Tim Healy.

Roy of Roy's Toys

Roy of Roy's Toys attempts unsuccessfully to flog a Lego set depicting, not Dumbledore in his office, but J. K. Rowling in her agent's office.

Featuring: Steve Coogan (Roy), Matt Berry.

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