‘Coronation Street’ lands comedian for guest role

Coronation Street is continuing its tradition for bringing in funny men for a series of guest appearances. Following in the footsteps of Peter Kay, Paddy McGuinness, and Norman Wisdom, another much-loved comic is making his way to Weatherfield to guest in Coronation St. Jim Moir, best known under the stage name Vic Reeves, will be joining the show for … >

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Vic & Bob plan one-off ‘Big Night Out’ to the BBC

The duo are planning to resurrect their anarchic ‘Big Night Out’ stage show for a BBC Two special. Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out will revisit the Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out template that made the pair’s name after it developed a cult audience over on Channel 4 in the early 90s. It, in itself, was a distillation of … >

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Rewind: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s ‘Catterick’ revisited

From Big Night Out and sketch shows in the 1990s, to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the 2000s and House of Fools in more recent years – as well as their anarchic quiz show Shooting Stars – Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are one of the UK’s most successful comedy double acts. But Catterick has been … >

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Celebrity bingo fans

Attitudes to bingo have changed a lot over the last two decades. Online play has brought the game to a new generation of bingo lovers, making it more accessible and popular than ever, and boosting the game’s credibility. Twenty-first-century bingo fans won’t be surprised to learn that research shows that the profile of the ‘average’ … >

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Win ‘Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)’ on DVD!

Out on DVD on Monday 6 July from Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises, the second sensational chapter to the terrific remake of the cult classic Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) stars the weird and wonderful Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer as the dead detective and his hapless but very much alive partner. To celebrate the release, … >

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‘House of Fools’ Season 2 start date confirmed

Vic and Bob’s comedy House of Fools will return to BBC Two next week for a new season. Season 2 begins at 10pm on Monday 16 February on BBC Two. Set in Bob’s home, the show once again follows larger than life lothario Beef (Matt Berry) alongside Vic’s brother Bosh (Dan Skinner), Bob’s sulky son … >

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‘House of Fools’ Christmas special review

Appropriate to the season, there’s a jolly panto atmosphere for Vic and Bob’s House of Fools Christmas special. (‘Oh no there isn’t!’) Oh yes there is. The cast are having a merry time; the Fourth Wall has been carted away (and presumably papered over with German Honeymoon Horse wallpaper); and after a successful first season … >

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