BBC One and BBC Choice sketch show with older comedy stars. 12 episodes (2 series), 2001 - 2004. Stars John Inman, Leslie Phillips, Julie Goodyear and Gorden Kaye.


BBC Scotland sketch show starring some of the biggest names of British comedy from the 1970s to 1990s

Sketch Show
2001 - 2004
BBC One, BBC Choice
12   (2 series)
John Inman, Leslie Phillips, Julie Goodyear and Gorden Kaye
Eric Haynes
Gary Chippington

A rapid-fire sketch show mixing veteran performers with relative newcomers.

Recurring characters included 'the woman who looks out of the window' (Julie Goodyear); Dave Davids, the TV presenter who gets everything wrong (Melvyn Hayes); a suave safecracker (Leslie Phillips) always confronted with the unexpected when he opens a safe; a film-obsessed farmer (Gorden Kaye) imagining his animals in the plots of famous films; a scheming grandmother (Honor Blackman) using emotional blackmail on her daughter; an antique-shop owner (John Inman) who gets carried away when explaining the history of objects for sale; and the 'man in a coffin' (Nicholas Smith), mistakenly buried alive but managing to remain chipper.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 26th July 2001 on BBC Choice at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 17th February 2004 on BBC One at 11:05pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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