Tag Archives: Jennifer Saunders

“It’s A Bit Naughty, Innit?”

A recent satirical reference to American socialists (supposedly) wanting to “eat the rich”* inspired me to revisit the cult 80’s Brit-com of the same name, co-written and directed by Peter Richardson, of Comic Strip Presents fame. Although I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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Délicieux!

Although Jennifer Saunders didn’t actually mention the sitcom Let Them Eat Cake (1999) in her memoir Bonkers, reading it did inspire me to finally get around to buying this series on DVD, as part of my ongoing arm-chair exploration of … Continue reading

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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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Bygone Bron

Last Sunday, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BBC2 broadcast The Comedy Vaults, an hour-long collection of clips from rare, or entirely unseen programmes, including early appearances by some of the biggest names in comedy, past and present. To … Continue reading

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[cheap pun involving the word “bland”]

The first series of BBC1’s Blandings came to an end yesterday… in much the same way that it began, with plenty of broad buffoonery, occasionally grotesque imagery*, and a few mildly amusing moments scattered sparsely throughout. Blandings Castle served as … Continue reading

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BAFTA TV 5/12

Last night the annual BAFTA TV Awards were held at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and broadcast on BBC1… I didn’t have many horses in this particular race, but I’m certainly not going to let that stop me from writing a … Continue reading

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AbFab: Fizzlin’

I decided to take a break from Absolutely Fabulous before tackling the final disc in my boxset, assuming that I’d be able to get another sizeable post out of all the “behind the scenes” material promised by the back cover … Continue reading

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