Day: April 29, 2019

Friday Night Live – tape 469

After his brief appearance on Wogan a couple of days ago, we go back a little while to Peak Elton for some Friday Night Live.

Music from Magnum

Loadsamoney is helping out in Stavros’ kebab shop.

The Proclaimers perform ‘Throw the ‘R’ away’. An incredibly lively, upbeat song about accents and English parochialism.

Comedy from Michael Redmond.

Strange novelty act Arloe Barloe, who looks strangely like John Hegley.

Josie Lawrence interviews Madness as a ‘Wild Child’. “That nutty bunch of nutters”.

Then Madness perform I Now Pronounce You.

Donald And George are relieved.

From America, Darryl Sivad.

Josie Lawrence is back as a conservative canvassing the Proclaimers. “I’m sorry, I don’t speak gaelic”.

Then the boys perform “Make My Heart Fly”.

Stavros washes his smalls.

After Ben Elton’s set, about taking the driving test, Madness close the show. Was it Halloween?

In the next episode, there’s music from The Primitives.

Stavros is unwell.

More music from Paul Johnson.

Ben introduces a new act – Lee Evans.

Audience participation with The Grand Theatre of Lemmings.

An old friend of the show, Emo Phillips. Brilliant as ever.

Music from The Bodeans

Jag Plah, a performer with cerebral palsey. Very good last gag about the coach load of blind people playing football.

Florence from Cradley.

Loadsamoney has taken his money for a walk. “Not all of it, just loads.”

The show ends with Ben Elton’s stand-up set, and another song from Paul Johnson.

After this, there’s an episode of After Dark which, in the wake of the murder of three IRA members in Gibraltar, asks whether a civilised society can have a licence to kill.

The tape ends during this programme.


  • trail: Zelig
  • Sunday Times
  • Holsten Pils – Griff Rhys Jones
  • Renault 5
  • Levi’s Chinos
  • British Telecom
  • Woolworth’s – Billy Ocean
  • Brook Street
  • Woolworth’s
  • TV Times
  • Vauxhall Carlton – Denis Lawson
  • Exchange & Mart
  • Our Price – Who’s Better Who’s Best
  • Byzance
  • B&I Line
  • Nationwide Anglia – Snoopy
  • Nivea Shampoo
  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • British Telecom
  • Loulou
  • Argos
  • Today
  • trail: Amen
  • Hitachi
  • Our Price – Horizons
  • Barclays
  • Sharps
  • Black & Decker
  • The Equitable Life
  • Cadbury’s Roses
  • British Airways Poundstretcher
  • Sunday Times – Kim Philby
  • Castlemaine XXXX
  • TV Times
  • Hitachi
  • British Telecom
  • Coca Cola
  • Legal & General
  • Fosters – Paul Hogan
  • Trusthouse Forte
  • Tennent’s Pilsner – Dick Spanner
  • Exchange & Mart
  • Our Price – Horizons
  • British Airways Poundstretcher
  • trail: Brookside
  • Argos
  • Legal & General
  • Coca Cola
  • McDonalds