French And Saunders – Space 1999 – tape 2132

This tape opens with the end of the news, complaining about tube line closures.

There’s a trailer for Panorama and for Men Behaving Badly.

Then, French and Saunders do Baywatch, featuring Patrick Barlow as David Hasselhoff

Dawn French as Pamela Anderson

Kevin Allen as Jaaasson Priestley

Jennifer Saunders as the Thin Dark One

Dawn is Pocahontas

Dusty Springfield is a guest

There’s a gritty crime drama featuring Janet McTeer

Ann Mitchell

The punchline to the sketch arrives when Lynda La Plante turns up

Except no, Here’s Helen Mirren

Julia Sawhala appears in a ‘sitcom’ which is interrupted by someone with a really loud and annoying laugh. I wonder if this was written from life. I’ve been in a few sitcom audiences, and have, on occasion laughed rather loudly.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 4th January 1996 – 21:30

After this, recording switches to Bravo, and an episode of Space 1999 called The Beta Cloud. There’s a strange cloud approaching the moon, and people in Moonbase Alpha are collapsing.

It guest stars Dave Prowse, not that you’d recognise him.

Was this big door borrowed from a James Bond set? It looks very familiar.

After this, recording continues for a short time, with the start of an episode of the Prisoner.

Then, recording switches back to BBC1 for the end of the News.

There’s trailers for Inside Story and Men Behaving Badly.

Then, more French and Saunders as they take on Braveheart, with Dawn as William Wallace

And Jennifer as, oddly, Rob Roy.

Also appearing, Patrick Barlow and Kevin Allen as English rapists.

Dawn does Bjork

Patsy Kensit turns up in Loveheart, as Maid Marion looking for Robin of Sherwood.

And their secret weapon against the English is Muriel Grey

There’s a tiny cameo from Mel and Sue

BBC Genome: BBC One – 11th January 1996 – 21:30

Recording switches, and there’s a trailer for Question Time.

Then, Newsroom South East.

There’s a trailer for Crimewatch UK.

More French and Saunders follows. “Somewhere between crap and mediocre lies… French and Saunders”

Jennifer Saunders is Dr Quimn Mad Woman

Guest starring Michael Praed

Another guest appearance from Sue Perkins

There’s the story of Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield

Mel Giedroyc also appears.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 25th January 1996 – 21:30

After this, a trail for Absolutely Fabulous, then, the tape runs out after about 25 minutes of Crimewatch UK. I’m still just a little bit shaken when Jill Dando appears in stuff.


  • Andrex
  • Nytol
  • Horlicks
  • Beechams Flu Plus
  • Now and Next on Teletext
  • trail: American Pie
  • Discovery Channel
  • trail: Wizards of the Demon Sword
  • Pedigree Chum
  • Nicorette
  • Aquafresh
  • Daz – Shane Richie
  • Halls Soothers
  • Kays Catalogue
  • trail: Alien Nation
  • Kronenbourg 1664
  • Lunn Poly
  • Just The Job
  • Daily Star
  • Benilyn 4 Flu
  • Sun Life
  • Organics
  • Rennie Rap-Eze
  • trail: Wizards of the Demon Sword
  • trail: Automan
  • Midland Bank
  • Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • Danepak
  • Sewing with Confidence
  • Discovery Channel
  • trail: Alien Nation

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