Some of Vic and Bob’s BBC show. I used to really like it when it was new and different. I confess it’s grown a little stale for me now. Did they really black up in 1993?
Rebecca Front does a good impression of Jilly Goolden
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 21st September 1993 – 21:00
Before the next episode, there’s the end of Wildlife Showcase.
There’s a trailer for Captain Scarlet starting on the BBC.
Then, more from R&M. Martin Clunes plays Phil Spector
Steve Coogan plays the lead singer of Go West
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 28th September 1993 – 21:00
Another episode. I quite like the Slade at home sketches, featuring Paul Whitehouse.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th October 1993 – 21:00
All these episodes are melding into each other. Here’s Noel Edmonds and DLT.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th October 1993 – 21:00
Another episode. Here’s Patrick Allen, in vision for once doing the voiceover for the opening. “I’m the bloke who pummelled the otter with a spade in Ring of Bright Water.” (Not according to iMDb. Yes I am sad enough to have checked.)
It’s a nice cameo that looks like it’s filmed separately, but then the walls of the set fall apart, and he’s in the studio for the opening. I liked that.
Who does the illustrations for the show?
Another strange piece of synchronicity is the appearance of Fidel Castro (who died recently).
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 19th October 1993 – 21:00
Before the next episode, there’s the end of the presentation of the Booker Prize, with Roddy Doyle winning for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
There’s a trailer for Inside Victor Lewis Smith.
Then the final episode of The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer.
There’s a Chariots of Fire skit.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 26th October 1993 – 21:00
After this, recording switches to UK Gold, and there’s an episode of The Lenny Henry Show. Featuring a guest appearance from French and Saunders.
After this, recording stops, and underneath there’s part of Cracking The Code about the flu vaccine.
Afterwards, there’s a trailer for Today’s The Day. And a trailer for Locomotion.
Then, in 10×10, Sylvester McCoy tells the story of Angus MacAskill, the biggest giant who ever lived.
After this, a trailer for Wild Palms and for The Late Show. Then Newsnight starts, and the tape runs out shortly after.