Vic Reeves Big Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves, Les (Fred Aylward). Copyright: Channel X.

Vic Reeves Big Night Out

Channel 4 sketch show starring Vic & Bob. 15 episodes (2 series), 1990 - 1991. Stars Vic Reeves, Fred Aylward, Bob Mortimer, Charlie Higson and others.

Vic Reeves Big Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Les (Fred Aylward), Vic Reeves. Copyright: Channel X.

Vic Reeves Big Night Out

Cult comedy in which Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer present some very surreal comedy

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1990 - 1991
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
15   (2 series), plus 1 live tour special
Starring
Vic Reeves, Fred Aylward, Bob Mortimer, Charlie Higson, Emma Cafferty, Paul Whitehouse, Dudley Freeman and Simon Day
Writers
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Director
Peter Orton
Producers
Peter Orton and Alan Marke

Big Night Out sees a night of surreal entertainment host by Britain's top light entertainer and singer, Vic Reeves. Helped out by his future double-act partner Bob Mortimer and his assistant Les (Fred Aylward) - a bald, mute man who loves spirit levels and is scared of chives - Vic presents a range of different characters, songs and segments.

Starring in the show are the paper-helmet clad man who just, "wouldn't let it lie" The Man With The Stick (and his customary cry: "What's on the end of the stick, Vic?"); TV presenters The Stotts; talent show Novelty Island featuring Vic's nemesis Graham Lister; the twisted kangaroo court of Judge Nutmeg in That's Justice (complete with the hairy "Wheel of Justice"); the ramblers of Tinker's Rucksack; and the childlike and ever so slightly demonic Wavey Davey.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Big Night Out
Soundtrack
Music by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. The musical director in the first series was Mark Narayn and the musical director in the second series was Andy Metcalfe.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 25th May 1990 on Channel 4 at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 27th December 1991 on Channel 4 at 10:35pm
Last repeat
Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 3:35am on Gold

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