Sunday Night Clive – tape 1694

I got a bit confused when this came up in the queue. The ripped MP4 file had the tape number 1649, but that is a tape full of Ren & Stimpy. I must have mistyped the tape number when digitising it, as it was more likely to be 1694 which is listed in the database as Sunday Night Clive, as expected.

This is possibly only of interest to me. I have a very niche blog.

I like the titles for this series – they look quite expensive

In the first episode here, the news is analysed by Rory Bremner.

Rory Bremner

By satellite, another Clive James favourite, Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Special Guest is Harry Enfield

Harry Enfield

BBC Genome: BBC One – 3rd April 1994 – 21:05

The next episode here features Jonathan Ross as the news commentator

Jonathan Ross

His haircut was, he says, the result of he and Vic Reeves deciding to cut each other’s hair one evening.

Live by Satellite, it’s male model Fabio, hero of a thousand romance book covers.


And the Special Guest is the sublime, and still so sadly missed Victoria Wood.

Victoria Wood

On Fabio: “He looks like he was drawn for someone who was fired by Walt Disney.”

BBC Genome: BBC One – 17th April 1994 – 21:05

The final episode in the series has Carrie Fisher as the news correspondent/

By satellite, Clive talks to Gong Show creator Chuck Barris, who was the subject of the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Chuck Barris

They don’t get into his claims that he was an undercover agent for the CIA, sadly.

There’s a look at one of those weird videos of models in bikinis shooting guns. I have no idea what’s going on in this shot, but this woman’s legs look way out of proportion to her torso.

Model Shooting Gun

The final Special Guest of the series is not Peter Cook, as billed, but Jerry Hall (now Mrs Rupert Murdoch).

Jerry Hall

BBC Genome: BBC One – 24th April 1994 – 21:05

After this episode, there’s a trail for Eastenders, then the recording stops.


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