Day: February 11, 2016

The Full Wax – tape 800

This tape opens with the end of an episode of Midnight Caller.

Then, an episode of The Full Wax, featuring Jennifer Saunders.

Jennifer Saunders in The Full Wax

Also appearing, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor 2

Talking about one of her husbands, who used to hit her: “But I deserved it.”

Ruby goes on a blind date with a cornishman who, were he younger and living today, might be one of the MGTOW crowd.

She also interviews former nun Kathleen O’Connor

Kathleen O'Connor

She tells of her wedding night, and how neither she nor her husband had any idea at all about sex, and it took them three days and nights to figure it out.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 19th January 1991 – 22:10

In the next episode, Ruby’s guest is the great Katherine Helmond off of Soap.

Katherine Helmond 2

Taffy Turner (Mo Gaffney) interviews Joan Rivers.

By the way, if some of this seems familiar, I looked at a ‘best of’ for this series quite a while back.

Taffy Turner interviews Joan Rivers

There’s a fly on the wall camera crew in the house of a family who are supposed to be watching the show, but they are a bit of a soap opera – Kathy Burke is one of the family.

Kathy Burke on The Full Wax

Eastenders’ June Brown is a guest in the kitchen.

June Brown

BBC Genome: BBC One – 26th January 1991 – 22:10

Louie Anderson is the guest host on the next episode.

Louie Anderson

Sandra Bernhard is a guest.

Sandra Bernhard 2

It’s a slightly awkward interview. Ruby doesn’t seem prepared, but it feels like it’s a ‘bit’ rather than genuinely a bad interview. Judge for yourself.

Another guest is Grace Jones

grace Jones

Ruby gives some advice to Dawn French on appearing on Wogan.

Dawn French on The Full Wax

BBC Genome: BBC One – 2nd February 1991 – 22:15

In the next episode, Ruby interviews John Manca, who grew up in a mob family.

John Manca

Taffy Turner visits some ‘psychics’ who predict how her love life will go.

Tracey Ullman is another guest.

Tracey Ullman on The Full Wax

This episode also has the classic scene where Ruby does ‘Through the Keyhole’ at Joanna Lumley’s house.

Joanna Lumley and Ruby Wax

BBC Genome: BBC One – 9th February 1991 – 22:15

In the next episode, Mike McShane is the guest host, and they do some hits from West Side Story in the opening.

Mike McShane and Ruby Wax

Elaine Stritch is a guest.

Elaine Stritch

BBC Genome: BBC One – 16th February 1991 – 22:15

After this there’s a trailer for The Clive James Interview with Carrie Fisher.

Then recording stops, and underneath there’s an old recording of Blackadder Goes Forth. It’s the final episode, and since I have all these elsewhere, I won’t be talking about them now.

After this, there’s a trailer for Omnibus, and the recording ends.

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