More from Have I Got News For You, with guests Jo Brand
and Neil Kinnock
Neil Kinnock is always good on this show. He’s got some genuinely funny lines, and delivers them well. Very sardonic. There’s also lots of ribbing of Deayton over his brown suit in this episode.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 4th December 1992 – 22:00
Another episode follows, one I’ve been hoping to find. Guests are Peter Cook
and my old colleague Douglas Adams.
There’s a whimsical story about a scientist who believes that male sweat is more attractive to women that aftershave, and the scientist is called Dr David Kelly. Though not, one presumes, the same David Kelly who mysteriously died after criticising the government’s dodgy dossier on starting the Iraq War.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 11th December 1992 – 22:00
Before the next episode, there’s the end of an episode of Sister Wendy’s Odyssey, wherein an old nun talks about a painting of a happy marriage. Then a trailer for Dangerous Liasons.
Then, Have I Got News For You does a review of the year, featuring guests Stephen Fry
and Frank Skinner
It’s a change from the advertised programme, which promised Alan Coren and Clive Anderson.
Steohen Fry, on a headline about Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, tells a longish story about having them both over for dinner. Hislop asks “Have they had you back to dinner?” “No, no, not at all,” replies Fry, “I think it’s because I went to bed with all their children. I was wearing glasses and kneeling, she might have thought I was Woody.”
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 18th December 1992 – 22:00
After this, we switch to Carlton for Mr Bean Rides Again. Lots of almost silent comedy, including a guest appearance from Stephen Frost.
After this, recording continues with the start of Full Stretch, a comedy about a limo service. After the first part, recording stops, and underneath, there’s Robbie Coltrane doing a bit of a one man show.
It’s actually Mistero Buffo, a Dario Fo set of plays. This one was the Marriange Feast at Cana. BBC Two – 19th April 1990 – 22:10
After this, the last of these short plays.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 26th April 1990 – 22:10
Following this, there’s a trailer for Rory Bremner,
Then, there’s a Party Election Broadcast from the Green Party, who lose my vote for presenting footage in the wrong aspect ratio.
Then, Newsnight looks at the growing momentum for European Union. The tape ends after 15 minutes of this.
- trail: Minder/Dave Allen
- Special K
- trail: Inspector Morse