Day: June 8, 2018

mr don and mr george – tape 1486

Is this the only Absolutely spin-off?

Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter play their Donald and George characters, in mr don and mr george.

In the first episode, You Can Run… But You Can;t Hide Your Legs, Donald and George learn that Britain is at war with Iraq, and they’re scared of conscription, so they travel to Cardboard Suburbia.

They’re not successful at avoiding service, though

Jack Hedley plays a Spymaster, wanting to recruit Donald and George to MI5.

It all ends with Hedley admitting he was the 38th Man and shooting himself, with Donald and George getting splattered with an unfeasible amount of blood and guts.

The next episode is There’s Been a Thing. Donald has a date, but he’s out of practice. So he tries to pratice with George.

The actual date doesn’t go well, thanks to George.

Are they going to do the Idea light in every episode?

There’s a shock ending.

Next it’s You’ve Eaten My Future. Donald spends all the company’s money on lots of breakfast.

Yes, I think they are going to do the idea thing every time.

Donald makes good use of the boxes.

Holy cow – there’s Ben Miller!

The next episode is No Wasps.

Lightbulb moment present and correct.

The next episode here is This is This… George pawns Donald.

The old couple that buy him have a secret.

That’s the last episode here. My tape is missing one of the episodes, but they’re all on Channel 4 if you’re really interested. I’m afraid they didn’t really work for me.

After this, recording continues for a bit, with the start of LA Law, then recording stops, and underneath there’s a bit of a documentary called Motorcity Music Years featuring a lot of bands that started in Brimingham. Not just the usual suspects, like Slade

But also Joan Armatrading. No revelations about Valerie Singleton here, though.

The tape ends just as this programme ends.


  • Network Q
  • Red Mountain
  • Unforgiven/Hoffa on video
  • Teakston Draught
  • Red Mountain
  • Sure Sensive
  • Much Ado about Nothing in cinemas
  • Red Mountain
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Leeds Liquid Gold
  • Network Q
  • Red Mountain
  • Cadbury’s Caramel
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Gillette Gel
  • Dance Adrenalin
  • Air Canada
  • Lunn Poly
  • Ruddles Ales – Dawn French
  • Mercury One 2 One
  • Air Canada
  • Primula
  • Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum
  • trail: Eurotrash
  • trail: Football Italia
  • Vauxhall
  • KP Nuts
  • Radion Colour
  • Kronenbourg 1664
  • KFC
  • Sunkist
  • Vodafone
  • Guinness
  • trail: Sex, Lies and Videotape
  • trail: Eurotrash
  • Levi 501
  • Ultimate Rocks 2
  • Prima
  • Toffee Crisp
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Murphy’s
  • trail: Without Walls
  • Stella Artois Dry
  • Toffee Crisp
  • Pepe Jeans – Jason Priestley
  • Tampax
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • trail: Eurotrash/She’s Gotta Have It
  • Boddington’s
  • L’Oreal Elseve
  • Pepsi Max
  • Wrangler
  • Rover Dealers
  • Kotex Simplicity
  • Thera-Med
  • Time Out – John Gordon Sinclair
  • trail: Wild at Heart
  • Heineken – Nigel Short
  • Citroen Xantia
  • Jordans Country Crisp
  • KFC
  • Blend 37
  • Adidas