Whose Line is it Anyway – The Last Resort – tape 578

This tape opens with the end of a rural-themed programme – not sure what it is.

there’s a slightly glitch with the ad break here, as it starts off playing the picture for an ad, but the sound is from an advert placeholder caption – sometimes, in some regions, Channel 4 didn’t sell all of its ad time, and occasionally, especially late at night, you’d get an ad break which just said ‘XXX follows shortly’. Annoying. This break looks like the wrong audio was keyed in, because there’s a brief flash of the ‘Whose Line follows shortly’ before the correct audio for the advert kicks in.

There’s also a trailer for The Last Resort.

Then, some Whose Line is it Anyway featuring Josie Lawrence

Josie Lawrence

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

Paul Merton

Paul Merton

and John Sessions

John Sessions

After this, it’s The Last Resort, with guests Tom Jones

Tom Jones on The Last Resort

Donna Hartley, Miss UK Physique

Donna Hartley

Rowland Rivron appears as a tree

Rowland Rivron as a tree

Music from Clive Griffin

Clive Griffin

Frank Clarke, writer of Letter to Breshnev and The Fruit Machine.

Frank Clarke

I’d forgotten that he’s also the brother of Margi Clarke.

After this, recording switches to Whose Line is it Anyway featuring Graeme Garden

Graeme Garden

Jan Ravens

Jan Ravens

American George McGrath

George McGrath

And, as usual, John Sessions


John Sessions 2

After this, another episode of The Last Resort. It’s medical day, with Dr Martin Scrote checking up on all the regulars, and guests:

Wrestler Johnny Legend

Johnny Legend

There’s music from Graham Parker.

Graham Parker

Ian Pollard, architect and Johnny Legend lookalike.

Ian Pollard

And Sandra Bernhardt

Sandra Bernhardt

Following this, one more episode of Whose Line is it Anyway featuring:

Tony Slattery (sound the Slatterywatch klaxon)

Tony Slattery

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce 2

Rory McGrath

Rory McGrath

And, of course, John Sessions

John Sessions 3 copy



  • Vauxhall Cavalier
  • Boots
  • Federal Express
  • Our Price – Black – Comedy
  • trail: The Secret Policeman’s Ball
  • Small Shredded Wheat
  • Knowing – Estee Lauder
  • Holsten Pils
  • Renault 5
  • trail: Reds
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Boots
  • Holsten Pils
  • Cadbury’s Chocolate Milk Drink
  • Scottish Salmon
  • national & Provincial
  • Tower Records – Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack
  • A Fish Called Wanda in cinemas
  • trail: This Is David Lander


  1. Whatever happened to Frank Clarke? Letter to Brezhnev was a really sweet film, though I didn’t see his other two. Nothing since 1991 according to IMDB. Now I think of it, Margi Clarke has disappeared too.

    1. I asked a similar question about Margi Clarke when she turn up on a different tape. She seemed to be everywhere for a few years. I even remember (it might have been on The Tube) that Morrissey made a short film about how much he liked her. He’d call her ‘Margox’ for reasons I couldn’t fathom.

  2. Hello,

    Is there any chance you could put up the clip of Ian Pollard? I’m doing some research about his buildings at the moment and this would be invaluable!


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