Survivors – Paul Calf Video Diary – The X Files – tape 1684

There’s a strange start to this tape. There’s the end of a short film with Juliet Stevenson called Who Dealt? Then due to a last minute schedule change, an episode of The Golden Girls instead of the final episode of Sean’s Show which I presumably don’t now have, since I’m sure that’s what I wanted to record. Grr.

Towards the end of The Golden Girls, recording switches to UK Gold, and the end of Eastenders.

Then, more Survivors. Now it’s Greg and Charles together, being attacked by rats, and saved by Roger Lloyd Pack. This episode is Lights of London part 2.

Roger Lloyd Pack

They’re in London looking for Ruth, a doctor who was taken from their community.

This broadcast looks like it was a bit screwed up. After part three, and the ad break, there’s another ‘End of Part Three’ caption, then we get a repeat of an earlier part of the programme. Suddenly Roger Lloyd Pack is still alive when he’d been shot dead in the previous part. Clearly, someone in presentation spotted the error, and that scene fades out to a generic caption and a pause, before, eventually, the show returns where we should have left off.

After this, there’s the start of For the Love of Ada, then recording switches to a political discussion with Bob Hawk, former Australian Prime Minister, and Pat Buchanan, republican American politician. Interesting that Buchanan is still talking about political elites, downsizing governments, and that South American dictators maybe weren’t all bad.

Then, The Paul Calf Video Diary. As well as Steve Coogan, it features John Thompson

John Thompson

Cornish curmudgeon Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber

Gary Olsen

Gary Olsen

John Hannah in a tiny role

John Hannah

I’m never quite sure what the joke of Paul Calf is. He’s basically a drunk bully.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 1st January 1994 – 21:00

After this, there’s a bit of a trailer for The Day Today, half a second of Arthur Dent saying “Poetry?” then recording switches to Sky One and the end of Rescue 911, at the end of which, presenter William Shatner has to tell the viewers in the UK that to dial the emergency services they have to dial 999.

Then, an episode of The X Files. It features the first appearance of Deep Throat, not surprisingly for an episode called Deep Throat.

Deep Throat

And an appearance by Seth Green

Seth Green

After this, there’s an episode of Code 3 presented by Gil Gerard.

Then the tape ends just as an episode of Seinfeld starts.

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One comment

  1. I always liked the Arnold Shapiro Productions logo “Rescue 911.”‘ ” Mr. Shapiro, get out of the car.”

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