This tape opens with the end of Shooting Stars as Clare Grogan attempts to catch David Walliams suspended from a wire.
There’s a trailer for All Rise for Julian Clary. And for a terrible looking Modern Times about bonking on a skiing holiday.
Then, the first episode in a new series of The Fast Show. This is season 3.
Opening with Jesse’s Fashion Tips.
The 13th Duke of Wimbim
The judgmental cashier
Jazz Club sees Colin McFarlane on trumpet
Ted and Ralph go for a ride
Cheesy Peas are diversifying
Colin is as annoying as ever. “I’m a alien!”
Nosferatu has a tip for us
Swiss Toni is giving tips on selling cars
Rowley Birkin QC
Channel 9 have a cartoon
Dave Angel Eco Warrior
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 14th November 1997 – 21:30
In the next episode, Monkfish – Undercover Cop
The Welsh Student
Johnny still has a problem with Black
Jazz Club features a Nigel Kennedy-type violinist
The awful woman selling perfumes
Some Arthur Atkinson
The bloke who says he’s a football fan, but doesn;t really know much about it.
Competitive Dad turns to acting
Ron Manager gets into a pickle creating acronyms
An ad for Pissi Bir
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 21st November 1997 – 21:30
There’s another bit of Shooting Stars before the next episode, plus a trailer for I’m Alan Partridge and All Rise for Julian Clary.
Then more from The Fast Show featuring the Squeamish Zookeeper
Suits You Sir are hiring
The Long Big Punch Up is actually quite unpleasant.
John Actor shows us the transformation possible after five hours in makeup.
Chip Cobb The Deaf Stuntman
The Off-Roaders almost go caving
There’s Jazz Dance on Jazz Club
A remake of the classic Ealing Comedy by the makers of Trainspotting – Heroin Galore
Competitive Dad does weightlifting
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 28th November 1997 – 21:30
Next, another episode of The Fast Show.
The offroaders are armed. That can’t be good.
Gourmet Cheesy Peas
Bob Fleming does some Morris Dancing
That’s Amazing has a robot
There’s a more modern clip of an Arthur Atkinson film from the 70s.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th December 1997 – 21:30
Before the next episode, more Shooting Stars.
There’s a trailer for Judge Jules on Radio 1. And a trailer for Does China Exist?
Then, more Fast Show.
Competitive Dad Plays Tennis
Channel 9 has its equivalent of the Baftas, the ARSE awards.
Their version of WACADAY (or possible Dick and Dom) is Plip E Plop
And Ton Twelf Ronnies
Malle Hombres Disgustante looks familiar
“Someone’s sitting there”
Poula Fisch wins an award
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th December 1997 – 21:30
After this, no more Fast Show, but recording continues with a lovely Christmas trailer.
There’s also a trailer for Vice and Verse with Murray Lachlan Young. Remember when they were trying to make him a big star?
Then, a bonus episode of Have I Got News For You. Guests are: Alan Davies
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th December 1997 – 22:00
After this, there’s a trail for Love Bites: In Your Dreams. And for a BBC2 season of French films.
Then, Newsnight which leads with a leaked document that reveals the new Labour government was planning to cut payments to disabled people.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th December 1997 – 22:30
After this, trailers for Christmas comedy and Does China Exist.
Then the tape plays out with the start of an episode of The A Force, entertainment for a black audience safely out of the way where honest racists won’t be frightened by it.