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18-07-15, 11:05 PM
Dose anyone remember this little gem from the 1990s? I love the idea of all the A listrs wanting to lead a normal life and live in quiet surburban street. Rolling stones runnin the local shops (rofl)


19-07-15, 12:45 PM
Never heard of it - were we in the same '90's. Lol

19-07-15, 02:21 PM
It used to be on ever night for about 15 minutes on BBC2.

19-07-15, 02:56 PM
Mind you, in 1990 I was 16. By the time that decade ended, I'd got married, had a baby, got divorced, worked full time as a single mother, moved in with my boyfriend, had 2 major breakdowns. I was too busy/exhausted to watch TV .......

19-07-15, 03:24 PM
Yep, I used to watch it. It was quite amusing. John Sessions and Phil Cornwell playing all the parts - Mick and Keith running the newsagents! Pretty sure they did a movie, and it was pretty good as I recall :)

19-07-15, 06:50 PM
What was the name of Michael caines housekeeper in it?

21-07-15, 10:37 AM
I can't remember, but think I remember the character, "Ohhh Michael!"

21-07-15, 04:17 PM
(rofl) I loved the first episode where The house keeper had to arange a suprise party for Michael and she invited everybody and it got back to michael who got a bit upset and started ranting about how good he was to her, and treated her like a member of his family, then he sacked her and kicked her down the garden path only to see the group in the front room.
Ho dear. (rofl)
Do you remember league of Gentlemen hugo? "This is a local shop for local people. We'll have no trouble here"

22-07-15, 04:26 AM
Lol, I almost imagine I remember that one (but not sure)!
I do remember LOG, and have a couple of their live shows on dvd. The whole Pauline at the job centre thing! It was brilliant how it walked that line between comedy and horror - mind you there's often a fine line between the two!

22-07-15, 08:37 AM
Very true. It was brilliantly writen. And as you said Pauline was brilliant.


26-07-15, 09:37 AM

26-07-15, 09:52 AM
https://youtu.be/8BwQBjJvN5Y ;)

26-07-15, 06:00 PM
Never heard that before Hugo.

29-07-15, 05:48 PM
It's from a channel4 series called Garth Marenghi's Dark Place from a few years back, which is a spoof horror where Marenghi is a low rent Steven King character introducing his lost televisual "masterpiece" from the eighties! Not many people saw it, but it has something of a cult following.

29-07-15, 05:58 PM
Channel 4 in the 80s had some great comedy shows on. Shame it has went down hill
remember Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights? although i think that was from the 00s?


do not watch if easily offended.

29-07-15, 06:29 PM
Dark Place was a noughties show spoofing an eighties show, but yes there's always good and bad stuff. I've heard it said there was never really a golden age, it's just that people remember the good bits!

Frankie Boyle was the hot ticket at the time, and Tramadol Nights almost killed his career. I saw it and there were some sketches I swear are burned into my mind, and not exactly in a good way! The knightrider sketch? And numerous unrepeatable ones. I think the problem was that it was just so relentless and misanthropic, it just left me feeling numb!

30-07-15, 09:14 PM
Do you remember Nightingales? :)


30-07-15, 09:18 PM
Used to watch it. i am more into this

30-07-15, 09:39 PM
Peter Capaldi!
I've got the Comic Strip box set! The Bad News double was the best, and pre-dated spinal tap, the spoofs of the famous 5 were great too, and there was another double bill Supergrass? which was brilliant, with Robbie Coltraine walking across a stormy peer, with soundtrack by Jeff Beck, although that might have been another one...

30-07-15, 09:47 PM