A respite from the rather grim previous tape, with some episodes from Harry Enfield’s Television Programme. Opening with a classic clip from ‘Goodfellas’ ruined by BBC dubbing. “Suck my duck you muddy funsters.”
Dave Nice goes on a bit of a rant against those Eurocrats in Brussells. I can totally see Dave Nice turning out for UKIP now – after all, Mike Read did.
Tim Nice but Dim is canvassing at Martin Clunes’ house. “I’m more conservative with a small ‘c'” “You’re certainly something with a small ‘c'”
We meet the Scandinavian version of Smashie and Nicey
I love the globe in the titles for Mr Cholmondley Warner Presents.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2nd April 1992 – 21:00
The next episode features a 7-Up style documentary looking at the childhoods of Tim Nice But Dim and Wayne Slob.
There’s a pastiche of 70s adventurers, featuring Martin Clunes as Sidney Harbour-Bridge.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 9th April 1992 – 21:00
The next episode features Mr Cholmondley Warner in colour.
The Scousers are on Blind Date.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 16th April 1992 – 21:00
The next episode opens with the classic Dave Nice video certification warning.
Younger viewers might not quite get the joke here – around this time, home videos often had a short advisory at the start, explaining what the certificate of the particular video means, and they were presented by Simon Bates, the archetypal old-school Radio 1 DJ of the time. Here’s a (poor quality) video showing the originals.
Lee and Lance are being horrible to an older customer. “It’s a bit of a gamble for you putting on a long playing record, isn’t it?”
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 23rd April 1992 – 21:00
In the next episode, Wayne and Waynetta are The Darling Slobs of May.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 30th April 1992 – 21:00
Smashy and Nicey are moved in the schedule by executive producer Geoffrey Perkins.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 7th May 1992 – 21:00
I think this might be my favourite series of Harry Enfield’s Television Programme.
After the last episode, there’s a trailer for Rory Bremner and one for The Thing From Another World. Then there’s the start of Developing Stories before the tape stops.