Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out On Tour – A Late Lunch With Sir Les – The Armor Of God – tape 1308

First on this tape, Vic Reeves Big Night Out On Tour, from Newcastle City Hall.

The Man with the Stick

It’s a greatest hits from the TV series, and because the series actually started as a stage show, it works just as well. Assuming you like Vic Reeves, who doesn’t appeal to everybody.

It ends with a performance of his hit single, Dizzy, accompanied by Wonderstuff.

This is followed by A Late Lunch With Les, Sir Les Patterson presents a frank discussion about sex (surprise surprise).

Sir Les Paterson

With help from Clare Rayner

Clare Rayner

And Marie Helvin

Marie Helvin

There’s a man in the audience who says he uses aphrodisiac beer to ‘soften the ladies up’. Urk.

I like the credit “Dr Sir Les Patterson is the product of more than one country”

Next, the tape lapses into Long Play for Jackie Chan’s The Armour of God, a knockabout story clearly influenced by Raiders of the Lost Ark. The outtakes at the end start with footage of Chan getting seriously injured. But at least they continue with funny ones.

This is followed by an episode of Tonight with Jonathan Ross from New York. It’s a compilation episode featuring Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox

Meg Ryan – who appears a lot happier here than on her infamous Wogan interview.

Meg Ryab

Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

Writer Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Penn & Teller do their cutting a snake into halves.

Penn & Teller

After this, channel 4 closes down with announcer Trevor Nicholls.


  • Babycham
  • Coal
  • Burger King
  • Harrods Sale
  • whirlpool
  • Fosters
  • Courts
  • Fosters
  • Midland
  • Pickford’s Travel
  • BT – Maureen Lipman and Richard Wilson
  • Essential Hardcore
  • Allied
  • trail: Forget about Me
  • Karaoke Challenge
  • Castlemaine XXXX
  • Yellow Pages
  • Furnitureland
  • Ford
  • Essential Hardcore
  • Party + Friends
  • trail: Kit and the Widow
  • Dry Blackthorn
  • Blood Transfusion
  • trail: New Year’s Eve on 4


  1. What on earth happened to Marie Helvin? She was all over 80s chat shows and lifestyle programmes, but then she vanished.

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