After a long block of tapes from the later end of my collection, now we’re going back to an earlier simpler age, as witness the original Channel 4 logo that opens this tape.
Then, Vic Reeves Big Night Out. This is the very first episode, from May 1990. Vic sings I’m a Believer accompanied by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
There’s the Man with the Stick
I wonder if anyone recognises themselves in the studio audience?
Novelty island sees the first appearance of Graham Lister. L-aaa-rr-dd.
I think I recognised the voice of Paul Whitehouse as Jean Paul Gaultier.
Judge Nutmeg’s court is in session.
The next episode features Aled Jones
Les doesn’t like chives
Graham Lister has brought Nibbles the Comedy Duck.
Special musical guest Rick Astley
The next episode is opened by Captain Birdseye on a motorcycle.
Performance art from Action Image Exchange
Professor Bill Peacock adjudicates a noise/gesture competition
Before the next episode, there’s the last few seconds of an episode of Roseanne.
The next episode sees Vic accompanied by the chairman of Nabisco.
We meet the Living Carpets
In the next episode, Vic is helped on by Cecil Gee.
Mr Popkins and his Lovey Dovey Doughnuts are on Novelty Island
Mr Dennis is asked to keep the audience entertained.
“Do you swear on Clarence the cross-eyed lion?”
Graham Lister gets to sing at the end
In the next and final episode, Vic is brought on by a Tamil Rebel
Tinker’s Rucksack return
Another appearance from Paul Whitehouse, this time as David Rowells.
Graham Lister is victorious on Novelty Island
Nigel Kennedy plays us out
After this, recording continues with the start of Son of Godzilla, then the tape ends. No sign of the promised CinemAttractions from the tape database.
- Nissan Bluebird
- Sunday Correspondent – Jim Sweeney
- Kronenbourg 1664
- trail: Trouble In Mind
- Fosters – Burt Lancaster Local Hero
- Diet Coke
- Sunday Correspondent
- Leather & Lace
- trail: Creature Features
- Castella Classic – Russ Abbott
- Nissan 200 SX
- Deep Heat 7
- Rice Krispies
- Daily Correspondent
- Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues
- trail: John Sessions Solo
- Diet Coke
- Tennent’s LA
- trail: Eat the Rich