First on this tape, the first in a new series of Smith and Jones,
It’s always nice to see Geoffrey McGivern, here as a recording engineer, trying to record Mel Smith as an opera singer, which says ‘wank’ after the final note.
Geraldine James pops up in a sketch which basically has her and Griff slapping Mel around the face for three minutes.
This series had Father Ted writers Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews on the writing team.
BBC Genome: BBC One – 22nd October 1992 – 21:35
The next episode starts with a brilliant sketch where Griff just can’t stop saying ‘Sorry’. A great combination of clever writing and brilliant performance.
BBC Genome: BBC One – 29th October 1992 – 21:30
After this episode, there’s a trailer for Ghostwatch (coming soon).
The next episode features some journalists.
Plus Chris Langham hosting ‘Problem Platform’
BBC Genome: BBC One – 5th November 1992 – 21:30
the next episode sees the return of Inspector Bribeasy and Sgt Porno of the Yard. Some nice effects here.
There’s the Lovers Guide video with automatic fast forward through the boring bits.
Why can’t the French do Rock and Roll?
Griff Rhys Jones does a very good Antoine de Caunes.
Nickolas Grace plays Neryall Miller the Serial Killer.
BBC Genome: BBC One – 19th November 1992 – 21:30
In the next episode, Griff plays a big Tony Slattery fan.
BBC Genome: BBC One – 26th November 1992 – 21:30
I’ve missed a tiny bit from the start of the next episode. Folk Music is very important to Mel.
I like the Peter Greenaway wedding video
BBC Genome: BBC One – 3rd December 1992 – 21:30
After this episode, there’s a trailer for the Christmas Season on BBC1.
Then, there’s the start of an episode of One Foot in the Grave. The tape stops after five minutes of this programme.